This free workshop is designed to help those on very tight budgets eat healthfully and will be held 6-7 p.m. Tuesday at Hickory Church of Christ, 1218 Fairgrove Church Road, Hickory. Learn to plan a weekly menu for health and efficiency, find healthy food on the cheap, prepare simple, inexpensive meals for maximum health and additional money-saving tips. RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or sign up in the foyer of Hickory Church of Christ. This is a free course but donations to the Hickory Church Food Pantry are accepted.
Eat Smart, Move More, Weigh Less
This weight management program will be held weekly from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 24 through April 11 at North Mecklenburg Senior Center, 16601 Old Statesville Road, Huntersville. The program presented by the NC Cooperative Extension and NC Division of Public Health will inform, motivate and empower healthy choices of foods and physical activities using proven strategies. Participants will be able to track their progress through food and activity journals. Total cost is $30 for adults and $20 for seniors. To register: Extension agent Kristin Davis: 704-336-2082; North Mecklenburg Senior Center: 704-875-1270. Additional details: www.eatsmartmovemorenc.com.
In recognition of its compliance with national standards for quality and safety in care of prostate cancer, Carolinas Medical Center-University became the first hospital in the nation to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification by The Joint Commission for its inpatient prostate cancer program.
According to a press release, the certification was granted in December and means their prostate cancer program demonstrates effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage care, measure results and improve outcomes.
CMC-University President Bill Leonard said the hospital is committed to providing high-quality of care for all patients. This certification is recognition that patients with prostate cancer will receive coordinated, quality care consistent with the latest evidence-based guidelines at CMC-University.
Carolinas HealthCare System now has a total of 50 Disease-Specific Care Certifications. Details: carolinashealthcare.org.
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