First confirmed flu-related death in Georgia

First confirmed flu-related death in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is confirming the first flu-related death in the state this year. The individual was an elderly adult. Flu activity is increasing statewide, along with the number of hospitalizations due to flu-related illness. “Every healthy individual over the age of six months should get a flu vaccine,” said Brenda […]

Support group for breast cancer fighters/survivors

Support group for breast cancer fighters/survivors

A breast cancer support group will meet Tuesday, Jan. 17, 5:30-7 p.m. at Thomas F. Chapman Family Cancer Wellness at Piedmont Fayette Hospital, 1267 Building (West Entrance), Third Floor, 1267 Highway 54 West in Fayetteville. The group is open to women of all ages who are currently fighting or have survived breast cancer. For more […]

Senoia blood drive Jan. 30

Senoia blood drive Jan. 30

With a severe winter blood shortage, this month the American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood donations. “Blood and platelet donations are critically needed in the coming days so that patients can continue to receive the lifesaving treatments they are counting on,” said Alyson Barraza of the Connecticut Red Cross Blood Services Region. […]

Pumping class for breastfeeding moms

Pumping class for breastfeeding moms

Pumping Basics, a one-hour class discussing planning and preparing to pump and returning to work while breastfeeding/pumping, will be offered Sunday, Jan. 15. Recommended after delivery. Mothers and babies welcome. Register online at piedmont.org or call 877-527-3712.  

Learn the basics of caring for a newborn

Learn the basics of caring for a newborn

Baby Basics, open to expectant mothers and their spouses or partners, provides information and guidance related to the care of the newborn. Topics discussed include bathing, diapering, burping, feeding, calming techniques for a fussy baby, car safety seats, immunizations, circumcisions, signs of illness and when to call the pediatrician. The class is led by Jan […]

Breastfeeding basics for new moms

Breastfeeding basics for new moms

Breastfeeding Basics provides information to expectant couples on the benefits of breastfeeding for mother and baby, correct positioning and latch, milk volume expectations and breast pumps. It will also cover what to expect during the early breastfeeding days as well as later returning to work. The next class is Saturday, Jan. 14, 10 a.m.-noon, led […]

Support group for new mothers

Support group for new mothers

Baby Dayz is a free monthly informational group led by Piedmont Fayette Hospital Lactation Consultant Jan Mannion, RN, that offers support to mothers of infants up to one year old. The class meets the second Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon at the Fayette County Library Community Room, 1821 Heritage Parkway in […]

Learn infant CPR Jan. 9

Learn infant CPR Jan. 9

A class on Infant CPR and Choking will be offered at Piedmont Fayette Hospital Monday, Jan. 9, at 6 p.m. for a fee of $10. This is an infant CPR and choking skills class and practice session designed to help until EMS arrives. If attending as a couple or a group of two, phone 877-527-3712 […]

Everything you want to know about childbirth

Everything you want to know about childbirth

Childbirth Preparation is an all-day class offering information on recognizing signs and stages of labor, planned/unplanned cesarean births, induction and augmentation of labor along with pain management options such as relaxation, breathing techniques, epidurals, analgesics. The role of the support person will also be discussed. A tour of the maternity center is included. The next […]

Food safety covered Jan. 4

Food safety covered Jan. 4

“Good Food Gone Bad” is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Fayette Senior Services’ Fayetteville location (The Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive). The food landscape is ever changing and it is so important to keep up with the changes. Donna Savage with the USDA gives useful food safety tips. From ways to […]