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Take Charge of Your Health workshops in Wausau area

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 12:32:35 AM

Take Charge of Your Health Hmong language workshops begin Saturday, February 18, 2006 with "Control Your Blood Pressure." The Wausau Area Hmong Mutual Association is sponsoring these classes, which are coordinated by the health navigator. Each workshop will be co-sponsored by one or more local health organizations.

The first class is sponsored by St. Clare's Hospital/Ministry Health. It will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the hospital in Weston, and will include lunch and tours of the new Weston Medical campus. Dr. Ed Bangi, Ministry Medical Group, will talk about the importance of controlling blood pressure and tips to help prevent heart attack and stroke. Khoua Xiong will introduce the Health Navigator role, and Mai Neng Xiong from Ministry Health will discuss patient rights and responsibilites. This free workshop will include blood pressure screening`and child care. Please call the Hmong association, 842-8390 if you plan to attend.

For more program information, see Health Navigator appointed in the Wausau Daily Herald, February 13, 2006.

Watch this space for future Saturday and early evening classes from April through the end of the year. Topics will include diabetes, nutrition, cancer, home safety, and many others. Co-sponsors and suggestions are welcome.


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