BLOOD DRIVE SET FOR MARCH 28
LifeSouth Community Blood Centers will hold a Spring Blood Drive at SAMC from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, March 28. There will be two donation locations within the hospital for this event: the Auditorium Conference Room and LifeSouthís Mobile Unit, which will be parked on SAMCís west side between the Outpatient and Emergency departments.
BABYPALOOZA JUST A FEW WEEKS AWAY
On May 14, 2011, Alabama Baby magazine and SAMC will sponsor Babypalooza, an event for new, expectant, and hopeful parents. Itís a day full of fun and information with exhibitors highlighting a broad range of items important to parents. The event begins at 9 a.m. at the Dothan Civic Center. Everyone is invited to join medical professionals and other parents for activities such as a citywide baby shower, car seat inspection/installation and new product demonstrations. Attendees will also learn more about event planning, natural parenting and child safety.
REDUCE RISK FOR SKIN CANCER WITH SUN EXPOSURE TIPS
Springtime is here and that means more time spent outdoors. If youíre planning to spend lots of time outside, SAMC reminds you of the following: Exposure to the sunís UV rays can damage your skin. It takes only eight minutes for UV rays to travel from the sun to Earth. Those rays can damage skin and lead to skin cancer. Covering up is the best defense. Excellent ways to cover up include wearing extra clothes and a wide brimmed hat. Find some shade. Whenever possible, avoid the midday sun. And, wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. (adapted from information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
MARCH IS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH
Occupational therapists work with individuals who have conditions that are mentally, physically, developmentally, or emotionally disabling. Occupational therapists assist individuals to develop, recover and maintain daily living and work skills. At SAMC, the staff works diligently to help clients have independent, productive and satisfying lives. The goal of occupational therapy is not only to help patients improve basic motor functions, cognitive and emotional abilities but also prosper in these roles.