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About 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only three percent actually do. The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to join those who have stepped up to help save lives by donating blood or platelets with its spring promotion, “Just 3% do, will you?”

The Red Cross appreciates those who make it a priority to give blood and will offer a chance to win one of three $1,000 gift cards to presenting blood and platelet donors between April 1 and June 30, 2013.

“While only about three percent of the population donates blood, many of us will need blood at some point in our lifetime,” said Delisa English, chief executive officer, Carolinas Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors to meet the needs of patients who depend on transfusions. It is important that our donors realize the impact they have on the lives of so many.”

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Certification is a voluntary process designed to protect the consumer and ensure current knowledge in the nursing specialty. These respected certifications are held only by an elite group of specialty nurses. Certification validates a nurse’s specialty knowledge for practice in a defined functional or clinical area of nursing. According to data collected by the American Board of Nursing Specialties in 2010, nurses in the U.S. and Canada held more than 588,407 certifications, an increase of more than 100,000 certificants compared to 2009 survey data. These certifications were granted by 29 different certifying organizations, and 120 different credentials designate these certifications.

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At the upcoming May 28, Ladies Night Out Program, the topic will be Osteoporosis. Guest speaker will be Dr. Ladson Gaddy-Dubac, Angel OB/GYN.

Ladies Night Out is a partnership between Macon County Public Health and Angel Medical Center (AMC) to provide free monthly programs on a variety of health topics for women with an emphasis on the importance of regular health screenings.

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World Laughter Day was observed in Franklin this past Sunday at the Big Bear Shelter in downtown Franklin with a free Laughter Wellness Session. Laughter Yoga has been featured on CNN, the Discovery Channel, the Oprah Winfrey Show, and numerous other national and international broadcasts. It is the health and wellness craze that is sweeping the globe. Cindy Miles of Franklin led the group in what was billed as “a complete well-being workout.”

Dr. Madan Kataria started the first laughter club in 1995, teaching people to laugh to alleviate stress in everyday life. Almost 3,000 laughter clubs operate around the world.

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