Southern Ocean Medical Center to Host Women’s Health Night

Oct 18, 2016

Women of Southern Ocean County will once again be treated to an evening devoted to their personal health and well-being during Southern Ocean Medical Center’s 25th annual Women’s Health Night on Wednesday, Oct. 26. The free event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the first floor of the hospital in Manahawkin. It will feature community resources, health screenings, interactive displays, educational seminars, the opportunity to meet and chat with Southern Ocean Medical Center physicians, light refreshments, and giveaways.

On-the-spot health screenings will include arthritis, balance, blood pressure, blood sugar, bone densitometry, foot, head and neck cancer, hearing, respiratory, sleep and stroke risk assessment.

Lipid profile screenings will be offered at a separate time two days earlier, on Monday, Oct. 24, in the Beach Plum Conference Room at Southern Ocean Medical Center from 7 to 9 a.m. Participants must fast for 10 hours prior to having blood drawn (they may drink water and should take medications as usual). Results will be available during Women’s Health Night on Oct. 26.

The informative evening will also feature three lectures about women’s health from some of SOMC’s physicians. At 5:45 p.m., Melissa Reynon, M.D., will discuss “IBS: The Syndrome No One Talks About.” Theodore Lygas, M.D., will speak about “Contemporary Breast Health” at 6:30 p.m. And, Jonathan Reich, M.D., will talk about the “Importance of Maintaining a Healthy Weight” at 7:30 p.m.

“Hundreds of women attend Women’s Health Night each year, taking advantage of the opportunity to receive free health screenings and valuable education to maintain their optimal wellness,” said Robert Adams, interim president of Southern Ocean Medical Center. “We’re proud to be the health care provider of choice for Southern Ocean County, and our team enjoys the opportunity to interact with so many women in a meaningful and fun manner.”

Doors open for registration at 5:30 p.m. in the hospital’s main lobby. Southern Ocean Medical Center is located at 1140 Route 72 West. For more information about Women’s Health Night, call 800-560-9990 or visit  —M.S.

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