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Maury Regional Medical Center Support Groups To Meet

[ 0 ] June 10, 2013 |

MRMC_logoOn June 4, Maury Regional Medical Center will host two meetings aimed at helping community members learn about the prevention, care and management of two life-threatening diseases.

The Diabetes Education Group will meet at 11:30 a.m. in Private Dining Room One on the medical center’s ground floor. Maury Regional Emergency Services Community Outreach Coordinator Doug Rutherford will discuss the effect of weather on blood glucose control.

“Diabetes is one of the most prevalent, yet preventable diseases in Middle Tennessee. Learning about and practicing healthy living habits greatly decreases your risk for diabetes and diabetes related complications,” said diabetes educator and support group coordinator Donna Shedd, RN. “We invite anyone interested in learning more about how to stay healthy during the summer months to join us on June 4th.”

The Diabetes Education Group meets monthly on the first Tuesday of each month. More information is available by calling 931.380.4324.

Lungs for Life, the COPD support group, will meet June 4 at 2 p.m. in Private Dining Room One. COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, refers to a group of diseases that block airflow and make it increasingly difficult to breathe. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two main conditions associated with COPD. At this meeting, Karen Miller, RN and Jacqueline Hill, EP will discuss the early signs and symptoms of heart disease and the correlation of COPD to heart disease. Lungs for Life meets quarterly on the first Tuesdays of March, June, September and December. For more information, call 931.380.4094.

There is no charge to attend these meetings which are open to the public. For more information about these and other support groups and community events hosted by MRMC, visit mauryregional.com.

About Maury Regional Medical Center:

Maury Regional Medical Center is a 275-bed facility that serves more than 260,000 people in southern Middle Tennessee and has a medical staff of more than 200 physicians. From a comprehensive interventional and surgical heart program to a neonatal intensive care and cancer center, the medical center offers a wide range of advanced services. The medical center was recognized in 2013 as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics and as one of the nation’s top health systems in 2011 and 2012. Maury Regional serves as the flagship for a group of facilities including Marshall Medical Center in Lewisburg, Wayne Medical Center in Waynesboro, Lewis Health Center in Hohenwald, Maury Regional Spring Hill and Spring Hill Health Center in Spring Hill. For more information, visit mauryregional.com.

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