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Visit the 2021 Red Deer Hospital Lottery grand prize dream home built by Sorento Custom Homes

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From The Red Deer Health Foundation

Located at 101 Larratt Close, Red Deer. Health and safety measures will be in place to protect our guests and volunteers.

DREAM HOME NOW OPEN!

Tour the home Saturdays and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. 

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2021 Red Deer Hospital Lottery proceeds will be used to support the purchase of electronic fetal monitors and other medical equipment for the Red Deer Hospital Centre and other healthcare centres in Central Alberta.

Fetal heart rates are monitored during pregnancy, labour, and birth to assess the baby’s wellbeing. Currently in our hospital, fetal heart rate tracings are captured through bedside monitors that print paper records and can only be viewed while at the machine. 

The ability to quickly review, assess, and interpret records is important.  New electronic fetal monitors have a number of features not available with the current, paper-based systems: 

Each year there are over 2,700 births at RDRHC alone, and electronic fetal monitoring is performed multiple times during pregnancy.  

Red Deer Hospital Lottery’s contribution to the purchase of new monitors will ensure additional peace of mind to labouring mothers. 

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Strategies to Manage Persistent Pain, September 16th

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Strategies to Manage Persistent Pain Thursday, September 16, 2021 1:00-2:00 pm
Red Deer Public Library Facebook Live

Come learn more about persistent (chronic) pain from our team at Red Deer PCN. You will learn about different types of pain, medication to manage ongoing pain, the effects and benefits of opioids, and the importance of non-medication strategies to help manage your pain.

Presented by Red Deer PCN’s Dr. Myburgh G.P, Jennifer Howe, Pharmacist & Jennifer Wallin, Psychologist.

Tune into Facebook Live at Red Deer Public Library Facebook page for this program.

This is one of a series of health-related programs co-sponsored by the Red Deer PCN and the Red Deer Library.
Watch for others in the series!

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Getting My Blood Glucose Back in the Normal Range Gave Me Tears of Joy

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Diabetes runs in my family; my mom has it and my grandma did too. Well before Christmas 2019, at a routine physical my doctor told me that I have diabetes. I tried to bring it down for the next 3 months, but I was not successful, in fact it got worse. At this time, the doctor referred me to the PCN Family Nurse. I started seeing her and we made plans for how I could get through the Christmas season. However, I did very poorly as I love sweets. Getting poor readings, feeling exhausted and worrying who would look after my daughter if something were to happen to me left me very lethargic and depressed.

The nurse was patient and very encouraging. She helped me to change my mindset. I decided to take up the challenge to improve my blood glucose. The nurse and I talked about the rice in my diet and portion sizes of rice. I am from an island nation and rice is our staple. I did some testing of my blood glucose after consuming some of my favorite foods and I notice that amount of rice I was consuming did increase my blood glucose significantly. I thought I could never have a meal without it being mostly rice but I have learned now that I can do this quite easily. Even though I have a puppy, I would only walk her for 5 to 10 minutes at a time.

Since my mindset change, I worked to build up my activity. I started with 5-minute stints and pushed myself forward until now I am at one-hour stints. I take the dog for nice long walks and we both enjoy it. People comment on how good I look and how much more energetic I am. I feel really good now, both physically and mentally. The nurse helped to give me the confidence to tackle diabetes. I had tears of joy when I learned my blood glucose is back to the normal range.

To learn more about the RDPCN programs, visit www.reddeerpcn.com

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