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Diabetes primer to be presented @ 3 OCl branches in April

TOMS RIVER –  Nearly 30 million Americans, more than nine percent of the country’s population, have diabetes, according to Monmouth Medical Center.

Do you know if you have it?

The Center for Healthy Aging, in cooperation with the Pharmacy Department at Monmouth Medical Center’s Southern Campus, will present the basics of diabetes with Certified Diabetes Educator Irene McNamara at three Ocean County Library branches in April.

She will discuss the signs and symptoms of diabetes as well as its prevention and treatment options.

Attendees who have fasted for two or more consecutive hours will have the option of having a complimentary blood glucose screening.

Light, healthy refreshments will be provided.

The programs are free but registration is required. To register, telephone the branch or go to the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org.  They will be presented at these library branches:

2 p.m. Monday April 13 at Jackson, 2 Jackson Drive, 732-928-4400,

10 a.m. Tuesday April 14 at Brick, 301 Chambers Bridge Rd., 732-477-4513,

2 p.m. Monday April 20 at Manchester, 21 Colonial Drive, 732-657-7600.

Diabetes is a disease in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When a person has diabetes his or her body either does not make enough insulin or cannot use its own insulin as wall as it should, resulting in a buildup of sugar in one’s blood.

It can cause serious health complications including heart disease, blindness, kidney failure, and lower-extremity amputations. It is the seventh leading cause of death in the U.S.

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Four branches to host Horizon BCBS “Managing Diabetes”

Four branches of the Ocean County Library will host the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Blue-to-You van and a presentation for “Managing Diabetes: Taking Control,” in August and September.

The presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of diabetes including a summary of the disease, its causes and associated symptoms and complications.

Presenters will discuss how individuals can better manage their diabetic health, understand the importance of diet, exercise and blood sugar management, and offer helpful tips on interpreting food labels.

The programs will be held:

Stafford, 129 N. Main St. Manahawkin, Aug.  22, 11a.m. – noon, 609-597-3381

Manchester, 21 Colonial Dr., Sept. 19, 10 – 11 a.m., 732-657-7600

Jackson, 2 Jackson Dr., Sept. 22, 10 – 11 a.m., 732-928-4400

LBI, 217 S, Central Ave., Surf City, Sept. 26, 10- 11 a.m., 609-494-2480.

The programs are free and open to the public but registration is required. To register telephone the branch or go to the library’s website www.theoceancountylibrary.org , click on the “Events & News” icon, then click on “Calendar of Events.”

For Press releases from Stafford branch

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

FREE HEALTH SCREENING – BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR

MANAHAWKIN – A Southern Ocean Medical Center nurse will be at the Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library on Monday, September 19th from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM to conduct free health screenings for blood pressure and blood sugar. Even if you’re not experiencing any prior symptoms, you can suddenly experience a heart attack or stroke due to high blood pressure. That’s why blood pressure monitoring is so important. It may be the only way you can catch your high blood pressure before it is too late. Blood sugar testing is an important part of diabetes care and a way to prevent long-term complications. This program is funded by the Care To Be Aware Foundation, a Vanguard Vascular Charitable Foundation.
The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, registering online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org or in person. If you have any questions, call the library for specific information.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 August 30, 2011
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MAH JONGG

MANAHAWKIN – Play Mah Jongg at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library beginning Tuesday, September 20th from 1:00-3:30 PM. Please bring the current year game card, and game sets. Mah Jongg originated in China and has recently experienced a resurgence in popularity. Many people are realizing the intellectual challenge it poses, and are drawn to the beauty and excitement of the game itself. Experience is helpful.

The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, New Jersey. This program is free and open to the public. Please register by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, registering online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org , or in person.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson (609) 597-3381
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

CREATIVE WRITING GROUP

MANAHAWKIN – The Stafford branch of the Ocean County Library’s Creative Writing Group will meet on Wednesday, September 21st from 1:00 – 2:30 PM. What is creative writing? It’s an expression of the writer’s thoughts and emotions, rather than merely conveying information. If you love to write in any form – fiction, screenplays, etc., – this is a chance to meet others with the same passion. Share ideas and information, with the option of bringing in a one-page sample of your work with some copies for others to read. The group is limited to five participants so register early.

The Stafford branch is located at 129 N. Main St. in Manahawkin. This program is free and open to the public. Please register in person, by calling the branch at (609) 597-3381, or online at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org. If you have any questions, call the branch for specific information.

PRESS RELEASE

CONTACT: Francine Everson, 609-597-3381 August 30, 2011
feverson@theoceancountylibrary.org

MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY VAN

MANAHAWKIN – The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Ruth Newman Shapiro (RNS) Mobile Digital Mammography Van will be at the Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library on Friday, September 30th from 10:00AM -2:30PM to provide mammograms. The van makes cancer detection easily accessible to women, and features the latest low-dose mammography equipment. It is accredited by the American College of Radiology and the FDA. Call 1-800-246-2404 to make an appointment and have your insurance card ready. Most insurance plans are accepted, and funds are available to provide mammograms to women without insurance coverage through the Mammography Assistance Fund, and the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection Grant. The van will be parked in the library parking lot.

The Stafford Branch of the Ocean County Library is located at 129 N. Main St., Manahawkin, New Jersey. This program is open to the public. If you have any questions, you may telephone the library at (609) 597-3381, or visit our website at http://www.theoceancountylibrary.org


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