Palomar Health offers health education classes, screenings

Palomar Health will host a variety of free and low-cost health-education classes and screenings led by physicians and other professionals this month.

Most classes will be held at the following locations: Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, 15611 Pomerado Road, Poway; Palomar Health Downtown Campus, 555 E. Valley Pkwy, Escondido; Palomar Health San Marcos, 120 Craven Road, San Marcos; Pomerado Hospital, 15615 Pomerado Road, Poway; or Palomar Medical Center, 2185 Citracado Parkway, Escondido.

To register for classes, call The HealthSource at 800-628-2880 or visit PalomarHealth.org/classes.

Take Shape for Life – Medifast®

•Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Conference Room, 4th Floor. Free, registration required.

Successful Breastfeeding (Prenatal)

•Monday, Jan. 21, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor. Fee: $25, registration required.

Preparation for Childbirth: 5-Week Series

•Tuesdays, Jan. 8 to Feb. 5, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor.

•Wednesdays, Jan. 16 to Feb. 13, 6:30 to 9 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Fee: $70, includes childbirth manual, registration required.

Pre-Diabetes: Are You at Risk?

•Wednesday, Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, Palomar Health at San Marcos, Suite 207.

•Wednesday, Jan. 23, 10 a.m. to noon, Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Free, registration required.

Advances in Weight Loss & Metabolic Surgery

•Wednesday, Jan. 9 or 23, 6 to 8:45 p.m., Pomerado Hospital, Conference Room C/D, 3rd Floor. Free, registration required.

Preparation for Childbirth: In a Weekend

•Saturday, Jan. 12, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 13, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Birth Center Classroom, 4th Floor.

•Jan. 19, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Fee: $70, includes childbirth manual, registration required.

Creative Parenting: 10-Week Series

•Mondays, Jan. 14 to March 18, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus, Café Conference Room, 2nd Floor. Therapeutic interventions for behavioral concerns in children ages 0-5 is explored with a trained parent educator. Free, registration required.

Diabetes 101: 7-Week Series

•Thursdays, Jan. 17 to March 7 (no class on Feb. 21), 1 to 2:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Free, registration required.

Prenatal Yoga: 6-Week Series

•Mondays, Jan. 21 to Feb. 25, 6 to 7:15 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. For women in their first through third trimesters. Fee: $72 for six-week series, registration required.

Acupuncture “Demystified”

•Tuesday, Jan. 22, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Explores using acupuncture to treat pain, stress, sleep and depression issues. Free, registration required.

Fad Diets: What You Need To Know

•Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Free, registration required.

Caring for Your Kidneys

•Wednesday, Jan. 23, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Conference Room, 4th Floor. Recommendations to help reduce risk of kidney disease or slow progression. Free, registration required.

Infant Mommy and Me Yoga: 6-Week Series

•Thursdays, Jan. 24 to Feb. 28, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. For new mothers with infants age 4 weeks to 1 year—not walking. Bring a blanket and yoga mat. Fee: $60 for six week series, registration required.

Move It: Staying Healthy Through Exercise

•Thursday, Jan. 24, 6 to 7:30 p.m.,Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Benefits of exercise for women. Free, registration required.

Baby-Care Basics

•Saturday, Jan. 26, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Fee: $30, registration required.

Babysitting Basics

•Saturday, Jan. 26, 2 to 5 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Designed for boys and girls ages 10-14. Gives certificate of completion. Fee: $20, includes course materials, registration required.

Nutrition After Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

•Monday, Jan. 28, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Free, registration required.

Natural Options for Fibromyalgia

•Tuesday, Jan. 29, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Free, registration required.

Beating Breast Cancer

•Thursday, January 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Ramona Community Library, 1275 Main St. Physicians and health-care providers will discuss detection and treatment of breast cancer. Free, registration required.

Stress Relief through Food Therapy

•Thursday, Jan. 31, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Pomerado Outpatient Pavilion, Education Classroom, 1st Floor. Explains how food therapy, nutrition and traditional Chinese medicine can naturally reduce stress. Free, registration required.

Free Blood Pressure Screenings

Free, walk-ins welcome, no registration required.

•Friday, Jan. 4, noon to 2 p.m., Palomar Health Downtown Campus Lobby.

•Tuesday, Jan. 8, noon to 2 p.m., Pomerado Hospital Lobby.

•Tuesday, Jan. 22, noon to 2 p.m., Palomar Medical Center Lobby.

   
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