CallowayCounty Event 300MURRAY, Ky. (8/24/14) — Staff at Murray-Calloway County Hospital and the Center for Health & Wellness will be offering educational health promotion events during the month of September to community members, Wellness Center members and MCCH employees.

A blood drive will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 3 at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness. Come give the gift of life and support the MCCH Blood Donor Center.

A free nutrition education event titled “Sub Sandwich 101” will be held from 9-9:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12 in the Center for Health and Wellness. Dive right in and join Rebecca Wright, Registered Dietitian, for a discussion on getting the greatest health benefit from your sub sandwich.

Plan to Be Tobacco Free with Jamie Smith of the Kentucky Cancer Program from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 at the MCCH Center for Health and Wellness. Smith will be presenting a free session to teach people how to be smoke free. The class will address addiction, behaviors and available resources, and will help smokers develop a quit plan. All tobacco users and non-tobacco users who would like to learn more are welcome. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call Jamie Smith at (270) 442-1310. Future dates for this program include Thursday, Oct. 16 (5:30-6:30 p.m.), Monday, Nov. 17 (2-3 p.m.) and Monday, Dec. 15 (4:30-5:30 p.m.).

Free health screenings will be offered during the Wesley at Murray Health Fair from 8-10 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 24 at the Wesley Retirement center, 440 Utterback Road, Murray. MCCH Wellness Works staff will provide free lipid, blood sugar and PSA screenings in addition to heel scans for osteoporosis screening. A 12-hour fast, no food or drink except water, is required for the blood draw. Other community partners will be on hand to offer a variety of screenings.

For more information on programs or free screenings available from Murray-Calloway County Hospital, and the Center for Health and Wellness, call (270) 762-1348.

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