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Community briefs: 12-4-13

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Diabetes program
to meet Dec. 10
The Anderson County Health Department will host its diabetes support program next Tuesday, Dec. 10, according to a news release.
It will meet in the health department’s community room from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The department kicked off the revitalization of its diabetes support group on Nov. 12.
The new program will replace the diabetes support group that previously met every month for education about diabetes prevention and treatment, along with sharing of diabetic recipes, and listening to information from guest speakers.
The health department is located at 1180 Glensboro Road, Lawrenceburg.
“According to a 2010 Kentucky Diabetes Fact Sheet, the burden of diabetes in Kentucky and in the nation is large and growing,” according to a press release from the health department.  
The diabetic support session is open to pre-diabetics and diabetics of all ages, as well as caregivers, event organizers said.
For more information, contact the Anderson County Health Department at 502-839-4566 or Brenda Haydon at 502-696-4857.

Frankfort Regional receives accredition
from cancer commission
The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted a three-year accreditation with Commendation to the cancer program at Frankfort Regional Medical Center.
CoC accreditation is given only to those facilities that have committed to providing the highest level of quality cancer care and to undergoing rigorous evaluation and performance review. Frankfort Regional Medical Center received the three-year Accreditation following an on-site evaluation to review compliance with 34 CoC quality care standards in areas including cancer committee leadership, cancer data management, clinical services, research, community outreach and quality improvement.
Frankfort Regional Medical Center’s medical staff currently provides patients the benefits of all major cancer diagnostic and treatment methods, including surgery, medical oncology and radiation oncology. cialty, team approach to coordinate the best treatment options