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J.C. Blair Advocates for Bike Safety in April

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital, as a member of Safe Kids Huntingdon County, is advocating for Bike Safety Awareness with events planned for the spring. Safe Kids will have a Bike Derby at Mayfest on Saturday, April 24 from 12:00 until 2:00 pm on Washington Street between 3rd & 4th Streets in Huntingdon. A second Bike Derby will be held Saturday, May 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Southern Huntingdon County High School as part of their Safety Day Event. All children are invited to bring their parents and their bikes to these derbies. Derby stations include bike maintenance, hand signals, obstacle course, and helmet fitting and distribution.

J.C. Blair Memorial Hospital invites the community to participate in a variety of other classes and special events scheduled for April 2010:

J.C. Blair is offering Prenatal Classes April 20 and 27 from 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. in the Maternity Classroom at J.C. Blair. Learn what to expect from labor and delivery, tour J.C. Blair’s birthing suites and meet the nursing staff. Classes are recommended for women in their 7th month of pregnancy and are $25, unless the expectant mother is a Healthy Beginnings program participant. To register, call 814.643.8839.

J.C. Blair is offering Free Lung Screenings by appointment in the Cardiopulmonary Department for smokers and those exposed to smoke. The screening assesses airflow limitations of the lungs and provides a good indication of the amount of oxygen in the lungs, how the lungs are functioning, and if there are signs of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) present. COPD generally includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Screenings are provided from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month in the J.C. Blair Cardiopulmonary Department or by appointment. Please call 814.643.8645 to schedule a screening.

J.C. Blair is offering a Healthcare Provider CPR Certification Class on April 19 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the J.C. Blair Education Center. This is the initial course for persons entering the healthcare field. Cost is $25. To register, call 814.643.8839.

Safe Kids Huntingdon County is sponsoring a Free Car Seat Safety Check on April 20 from 3:30-6:30 p.m. at the Pennsylvania State Police barracks in Huntingdon. Have your child’s safety seat inspected and installed by a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. Checks are offered the third Tuesday of every month. For more information, contact the J.C. Blair Community Relations Office at 814.643.8833.

For more information about these and other upcoming events, visit www.jcblair.org.