NEWS IN BRIEF – 11/15/10

Published 10:21 am Monday, November 15, 2010

Cardiac, Pulmonary Rehab programs at Cabell certified

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation programs have received recertification through the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

The hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program began in 1973 and is used to help cardiac patients recover quickly, improve their overall physical and mental functioning and regain their independence after a cardiac event or procedure. Specialists in the program are trained to develop an individualized plan of care for a patient that includes cardiovascular exercise, nutritional counseling, tobacco cessation, stress management and risk factor modification.

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The Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program is a multi-disciplinary program of care for patients with chronic respiratory impairment (COPD, asthma, restrictive diseases, etc.) that is individually designed to optimize physical and social performance. Cardiovascular exercise, nutritional counseling, tobacco cessation, medication management and breathing techniques are among the components to a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation plan.

Monthly program for babies and their parents at BCPL

ASHLAND, Ky. — Boyd County Public Library’s monthly program for babies and their caregivers is Thursday, Nov. 18.

Baby Time! is at 10:30 a.m. at the Main Branch, 1740 Central Ave.

Babies sit in the lap of their adult as the group does singing and reading activities. For this type of program, it is important that each child be accompanied by an adult. The program will last 20-30 minutes, depending on the group size.

The next Baby Time! is Dec. 9.

For more information, contact 606.329.0518, ext. 1300.