St. Tammany health briefs for April 2, 2015 _lowres

Photo provided by St. Tammany Parish Hospital—Lauren Horridge, center, is winner of the Spring 2015 Dorothy L. Blossman Nursing Scholarship. With her are Kerry Milton, left, chief nursing officer at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, and Rock Kendrick, right, vice-chairman of the St. Tammany Hospital Foundation.

  • BABY & ME: Parents of babies who are not yet walking will share issues and insights about parenting at 10 a.m. Thursdays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. Registration is not required. For information, call (985) 280-8529.
  • BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT: A lactation consultant will answer questions from expectant moms and new mothers from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. The program is free. For information, contact ksupan@stph.org or (985) 898-4435.
  • BABY LOVE CLASS EXPRESS: This class for expectant couples has three parts, dealing with early pregnancy, labor, and early infant care. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 4, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The cost is $50 if not preregistered at SMH. To register, call (985) 280-2657 or visit slidellmemorial.org.
  • LOOK GOOD ... FEEL BETTER IN SLIDELL: Women with cancer can get free make-up kits, stop-by-step demonstrations, a free lunch and great support from this program, which will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, April 6, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Imaging Center, 1495 Gause Blvd., Slidell. To register, call (985) 280-2657.
  • FREE YOGA IN SLIDELL: A yoga class is offered for cancer patients and caregivers from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, SMH Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. There is no charge for the classes, but registration and medical release are required. For information, call (985) 280-6600.
  • GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP: A support group for parents who have experienced the loss of a child, from infant to adult, will meet at 7 p.m. Mondays, April 6 and 20, at the St. Tammany Hospital Hospice office, 725 W. 11th Ave., Covington. For information, contact Ada Marion (985) 871-5974 or amarion@stph.org.
  • BREAST CANCER SUPPORT: A breast cancer survivor support group will meet from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at St. Tammany Parish Hospital, 1203 S. Tyler St., Covington. This free support group is open to anyone receiving treatment or who has completed treatment for breast cancer. For information, contact jfreudenberger@marybird.com or (985) 276-6832.
  • ZUMBA CLASSES FOR CANCER PATIENTS: Free low-impact, Latin-inspired dance-fitness classes will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21 and 28, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell.
  • WOMEN WARRIORS: Breast cancer patients, survivors and caregivers will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Slidell Memorial Hospital Regional Cancer Center, 1120 Robert Blvd. For information, call (985) 280-6612.
  • ME & MY TOT TIME: Parents will discuss child development issues and parenting tips, while their children enjoy playtime with other little ones, on Wednesdays, April 8, 15, 22 and 29, on the second floor of the Slidell Memorial Hospital Community Outreach Center, Wellness Pavilion, 501 Robert Blvd., Slidell. The hour beginning at 9:30 a.m. is for toddlers who have just begun walking to 30 months; the hour beginning at 11 a.m. is for ages 31 months to preschool. For information, call (985) 280-8529.
  • CHILD SEAT INSPECTIONS: Free child safety seat inspections will be held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 9, at the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center, 1505 N. Florida St., Suite B, Covington. Call (985) 898-4435 to schedule an appointment.