Free Pediatric Foot Exams in Howell; Fashion Benefit for NICU babies in New Brunswick; Diatbetes Management in Freehold

Source: GMN News Health
Affiliated Foot & Ankle Center, 4645 Route 9 north, Howell, is looking to expand education for children and parents about primary foot and ankle conditions in children and adolescents. They will be conducting complimentary foot and ankle exams for children of all ages at the office on Oct. 8 from noon to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
If your child exhibits signs of in-toeing, heel pain, flat feet, ingrown toenails, plantar warts, pain or tiredness of the feet or legs, limping, falling or tripping, stop by for a free exam. For more information, call 732-604-3230.


The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a children’s clothing fashion show to benefit its Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 30, at the Hyatt Regency, 2 Albany St., New Brunswick. Tickets are $65 for adults and teens and $45 for children 12 and younger. Past NICU graduates ages 2 to 17 years will serve as models. The theme of the 2016 fashion show is “Twinkle Twinkle NICU Star!
Saint Peter’s operates the largest NICU between Washington, D.C, and Boston, Massachusetts, with 54 bassinets. The Level III NICU is part of New Jersey’s first state-designated Regional Perinatal Center. The Saint Peter’s NICU provides the most comprehensive neonatal care in the state for newborns and infants with medical or surgical problems, treating hundreds of children each year.
Fashion show sponsorships are also available from as little as $50 to a $5,000 premium level.
Contact Alyssa Collevechio, stewardship coordinator, Saint Peter’s Foundation NICU Fashion Show, at 732-745-8542 for further ticket and sponsorship information.



CentraState Medical Cente
r is offering a free, six-week diabetes self-management workshop for people with pre-diabetes, diabetes, and their caregivers, on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 14 through Oct. 19, from 6-8:30 p.m. at CentraState’s Star and Barry Tobias Ambulatory Campus, 901 W. Main St., Freehold.
The workshop includes weekly group education sessions, support from peers and take-home materials. Participants will be provided with the tools and support they need to deal with the physical and emotional symptoms of diabetes, as well as useful tips on healthy eating, reducing stress, relaxation techniques and setting attainable health goals.
If you’re interested in taking control of your health and making healthy lifestyle changes and want more information or register for the diabetes self-management workshop, visit centrastate.com/healthprograms or call 732-308-0570.

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