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July 9, 2008 > Washington Hospital's Summer/Fall 2008 Catalog Now Available

Washington Hospital's Summer/Fall 2008 Catalog Now Available

Health and Wellness Catalog Lists a Variety of Free Classes and Screenings

Washington Hospital's latest biannual Health & Wellness Catalog is now available. The free catalog is a great tool for navigating the large amount of useful classes and programs offered by your local community hospital. The Health & Wellness catalog has an all new look and includes a six month calendar that can be detached and used for easy reference.

The Health & Wellness Catalog contains a complete list of upcoming classes from July through December 2008. The catalog also serves as a helpful resource for taking full advantage of your community hospital's other community services and top-notch medical programs.

Inside the new catalog you will find:
* A list of free community classes and seminars
* A complete list of Women's Health classes and programs offered through the Washington Women's Center
* Community services, such as the Washington Community Health Resource Library and Washington on Wheels (W.O.W) Mobile Health Clinic
* Health & Wellness education, from diabetes self management to stroke rehabilitation
* Maternal health classes, including breastfeeding support services, parent preparation, prenatal classes and an Infant/Child CPR course for family and friends
* Detailed information about the Men's Health Fair that will take place at Washington Hospital on October 4, 2008
* Free community health screenings, including blood pressure screening, osteoporosis screening, and the abdominal aortic aneurysm screening that will take place on October 18, 2008
* Support groups for those living with different conditions and illnesses, such as cancer, Parkinson's disease and suffering the loss of a loved one
* Directory of services, complete with program descriptions and phone numbers
* Map and Directions to Washington Hospital, Washington Clinic/Fremont and Washington West, which houses our Gamma Knife Center, Washington Women's Center and Outpatient Imaging Center

The free Health & Wellness classes and screenings are conducted by the physicians and caregivers of Washington Hospital. These classes are now being held in two different locations - at the Conference Center adjacent to Nakamura Clinic, Union City, located at 33077 Alvarado-Niles Road and Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Washington West, 2500 Mowry Ave., located across the street from the main hospital.

Featured in the current catalog is a spotlight article highlighting the breast cancer resources that are available through the Washington Women's Center. To learn more about the wide range of breast health services that are available at the Washington Women's Center, please call (510) 608-1356 to speak with the Washington Women's Center Coordinator to obtain more information and schedules.

The summer/fall portion of the year offers a variety of classes - from learning more about innovations in minimally invasive hip replacement surgery to the latest treatment for common foot and ankle problems. (See the box on this page for more details.)

For a healthier tomorrow for you and your family, call Washington Hospital's Health Connection line at (800) 963-7070 to have a free copy of the new Health & Wellness Catalog mailed to your home.

Two other great resources for making the most of your hospital are the Web site, www.whhs.com, and InHealth, a Washington Hospital Channel on Comcast 78. To see a complete listing of InHealth's upcoming programming, see the schedule in this section or visit the Web site. InHealth regularly airs community education classes for convenient viewing from your home in case you cannot attend a particular class.

Upcoming Health & Wellness Classes
To register for upcoming classes, call (800) 963-7070. Classes are held at the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Washington West, 2500 Mowry Avenue and the Conference Center adjacent to Nakamura Clinic, Union City, located at 33077 Alvarado-Niles Road.

Understanding Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease
When: Tuesday, July 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A & B)

Gamma Knife: New Frontiers to Treat Brain Lesions
When: Monday, August 18, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A & B)

What Type of Diet and Exercise is Good For You?
Healthy Weight Management and a Healthy Heart
When: Tuesday, August 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Leading Edge Radiation Treatment for Cancer - Cancer Prevention and Treatment of Early Disease
When: Monday, September 8, 1 to 3 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

Innovations in Minimally Invasive Hip Replacement
When: Tuesday, September 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium (Rooms A, B & C)

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