Health Briefs: Kidney Smart program set at Frazer mall
Kidney Smart program set at Frazer mall
Allegheny Valley Hospital's Destination Wellness at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer, will host a Kidney Smart program from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Destination Wellness.
Participants in various stages of chronic kidney disease will learn from expert educators about how the kidneys function and ways to manage diet and health in this community-based educational program. This program will take place the second Tuesday of each month. Free. Sign up at KidneySmart.org/Class, or call 412-770-7210. Class size is limited to 30 participants.
Overdose/suicide support group to meet
The ACMH Hospital and ACMH Foundation, in partnership with VNA Hospice Services, offers a free overdose and suicide support group the second Tuesday of every month at the hospital.
The next meeting of OASIS is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Conference Room 2, second floor, at the hospital, 1 Nolte Drive, East Franklin.
The group offers support, education and hope to those grieving the loss of a loved one due to overdose and/or suicide.
You may request a call from the group leaders prior to attending for the first time. Facilitators are a VNA bereavement specialist and a peer-support leader.
To register, call VNA Hospice at 724-431-3520. Advance registration is recommended, but not required.
Cold, flu cases soon to be on the rise
The threat of the common cold and flu traditionally rises as the temperatures drop.
The American College of Emergency Physicians offers ths information to make the public aware of the difference in symptoms of the flu and the common cold, and what can be done to protect yourself from getting either.
Flu spreads from person to person by direct contact or through virus-infected droplets coughed or sneezed into the air. A flu vaccination is the best prevention.
Flu signs and symptoms may include high fever, chills, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, dizziness, loss of appetite, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, weakness, ear infection or diarrhea.
Symptoms tend to develop quickly, and people are contagious from 24 hours before they feel ill until their symptoms resolve.
Colds and flu are caused by viruses and do not respond to antibiotics.
Colds are far less serious and may be treated with over-the-counter decongestants, cough medicines, rest and fluids. To help prevent colds, wash your hands regularly, and avoid contact with people who have colds or other upper-respiratory infections.
Signs and symptoms include an initial “tickle” in the throat, runny or stuffy nose, cough, sore throat, headache, mild fever, fatigue and muscle aches, loss of appetite, and change in nasal discharge from watery to thick yellow or green.
— Staff reports
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