Genesys offers breastfeeding help for new moms
GENESEE COUNTY — The Family Birthing Center of Genesys now offers help for moms who need guidance with breastfeeding. Sometimes, problems arise after breastfeeding begins, and sometimes new moms need assistance as they begin breastfeeding their baby. Women can turn to Genesys and its outpatient breastfeeding clinic for assistance, resources and support. A pediatrician — Sara Pendleton, MD, medical director of Pediatrics at Genesys; and a lactation consultant staff the clinic.
Mothers can find help for the following at the Genesys outpatient breastfeeding clinic: poor latch, insufficient milk supply, engorgement, painful breastfeeding, poor weight gain, prematurity, cleft palate, Down Syndrome and tongue-tie. The clinic at Genesys is one of the first physician-led clinics in Michigan.
Mothers can make their own appointments or request a referral from their family physician. Details: 810-606-5898. — G.G.
Flu vaccinations still available
GENESEE COUNTY — Flu is spreading quickly in Genesee County. The number of young children presenting to emergency departments and hospitalized with influenza symptoms continues to rise along with cases of flu-like illnesses among schools and childcare centers.
This season there have been two deaths in Genesee County with confirmed influenza; one was an infant. Last week the state of Michigan upgraded flu activity from “regional” to “widespread” due to flu increases statewide.
It is not too late to get vaccinated against flu. Flu vaccine is widely available in Genesee County. Vaccination is the best way to prevent getting the flu. The CDC now recommends that everyone six months of age and older get vaccinated against the flu each year. Vaccination is especially important for those who are at high risk for serious flu complications, including young children, pregnant women, people 65 and older, and people of any age with certain chronic health conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease).
You can also protect yourself and others from the flu by washing your hands often with soap and water and covering your coughs and sneezes. Most importantly, those who are sick should stay at home as much as possible except to seek medical care.
Please visit the GCHD web site at www.gchd.us for more flu resources and information. — G.G.
Cornerstone Rehab offers support group, screenings
DAVISON TWP. — Cornerstone Rehabilitation, 9100 Lapeer Rd. Suite C, is offering a stroke support group the first Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. Cornerstone is also offering free Saebo screenings in November and December. For details or to RSVP for the support group call 810-653-0100. — G.G.
Sweet Adelines wants singers
DAVISON TWP. — Song of the Lakes Sweet Adelines Chorus of Davison is seeking female singers for membership openings. Women of all ages who love to sing, perform and are interested in improving their vocal skills are invited. Come and receive free vocal lessons. Rehearsals are at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., in Davison Township, Monday nights from 7-10 p.m.
Details: Call 810-742-0977or visit www.songofthelakes. webs.com. — G.G.
Health & Wellness series
DAVISON TWP. — The Health & Wellness 10 Month Series 2011 is an hour-long seminar on the second Tuesday of each month at the Davison Area Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd., at 6 p.m. Details: 810-658- 1566. — G.G.