Learn how to quit smoking starting April 26

April 4th, 2012

To help people who believe this is the right time for them to quit smoking, the American Cancer Society’s quit-smoking program, Freshstart, is being offered at no charge on Thursdays, April 26, and May 3, 10 and 17, from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the new two-story building across the street from Waldo County General Hospital.

 

Freshstart is designed for the adult smoker and emphasizes that smoking cessation is a two-step process: stopping and staying stopped. Therefore, techniques and support are shared to help keep a smoker off cigarettes.

 

The program is free and addresses the variety of reasons people smoke: physical addiction, habit and psychological dependency.

 

For more information and to register for these free classes, call 930-2650 and leave your name and telephone number. A minimum of four participants are needed to hold the class.

 

The classes are sponsored by Healthy Waldo County and Waldo County General Hospital.

 

 

 

 



Posted in Healthy Living, Hospital News, In the Community

“Spring into Health” on March 28

March 22nd, 2012

A health fair, “Spring into Health,” will be held Wednesday, March 28, from 4 pm. to 6 p.m. at the Searsport Elementary School on the Mortland Road.

 

Among the events planned for the fair are an art show of work from Searsport, Stockton Springs and Frankfort elementary schools, hula hooping, a bounce house, jump roping, zumba dancing, healthy snacks and a book fair.

 

There will be displays and presentations by Hannaford Guiding Stars, cyber-bullying with Laurie Rule, Searsport Fire Department and ambulance crew, the Mason’s children identification program, local farmer Kacey Hamilton, Boardreach’s Patrick Walsh, Massage Therapist Barbara Cook, RSU 20 afterschool program, Girl Scout troop 2908, Belfast Co-op, the bike coalition, Healthy Waldo County, Waldo County General Hospital’s Health Educator Barbara Crowley, the diabetes center and Fit for Me.

 



Posted in Healthy Living, In the Community

Free blood pressure clinic

March 15th, 2012

Belfast Public Health Nursing Association is offering a free blood pressure clinic for the community on Tuesday, March 20, from 10 a.m. to noon. at the Belfast Public Health Nursing Association office,119 Northport Avenue,Belfast. Individuals interested in attending the clinic do not need to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call Shannon Robbins RN, Belfast Public Health Nurse, at 338-3368.   

Belfast Public Health Nursing Association’s mission is to promote and strengthen individual, family and community health through health education and services, prevention, early intervention, referral and collaboration within theBelfastcommunity.

 



Posted in Healthy Living, Hospital News, In the Community

Herbed White Bean Hummus

February 29th, 2012

2 cups canned low sodium white beans, drained and rinsed

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons water

¼ cup chopped fresh basil

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

 

Blend the beans, lemon juice, sesame seeds, vinegar, mustard, and water in a food processor until smooth. Add the basil and cilantro and pulse very briefly.

 

Makes two servings. 272 calories per serving.



Posted in Healthy Eating, Healthy Eating, J2H TV, Journey to Health, Recipes

Day of Dance

February 9th, 2012

Day of Dance from Waldo County General Hospital on Vimeo.

Join us Feb. 25 to Celebrate our Day of Dance!



Posted in Doctor Recommendation, Exercise, General Information, Healthy Living, In the Community, J2H TV, Journey to Health

Heart Healthy Truffles

February 9th, 2012

Heart Healthy Truffles from Waldo County General Hospital on Vimeo.

Enjoy this heart healthy treat!



Posted in Healthy Eating, Healthy Eating, J2H TV, Journey to Health

Protecting Your Heart

February 8th, 2012

Protecting Your Heart from Waldo County General Hospital on Vimeo.

Celebrate Heart Month by learning how to protect your heart health and learn the symptoms of a heart attack.



Posted in Doctor Recommendation, General Information, Healthy Living, J2H TV

Arla’s Truffles

January 27th, 2012

A delicious vegan raw-foods dessert taken from ”Life in Balance” by Meg Wolff.

 

Truffle Coating

 (make first)

 

½ cup Brazil nuts

½ cup of shredded coconut

 

Chop both in a food processor. Pour in a bowl and set aside for coating.

 

Truffles

 

1 cup Brazil nuts

¾ cup walnuts

1/8 cup dates (about 3 dates)

½ cup dried apricots

1 to 2 tablespoons brown rice syrup

¼ teaspoon vanilla

½ cup shredded coconut

2 tablespoons organic raw cocoa powder

   (omit if you’d prefer plain)

 

Run second set of Brazil nuts, walnuts, dates and apricots through the food processor until evenly chopped. Add Remaining ingredients. Process until combined. Roll into ball, then roll in the coating mix. Serves 12-18. Store in refrigerator.

 

 



Posted in Healthy Eating, J2H TV

Safe Health Information Internet Searches

January 9th, 2012

Safe Health Information Internet Searches from Waldo County General Hospital on Vimeo.



Posted in Doctor Recommendation, General Information, J2H TV

Easy and Delicious Vegetable Casserole

January 9th, 2012

easy and delicious vegetable casserole from Waldo County General Hospital on Vimeo.



Posted in Healthy Eating, J2H TV


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