Men Owe It to Themselves to Come Out to Health Night at Hospital

Mar 07, 2018

On Wednesday, March 21, men of Southern Ocean County will once again be treated to an evening devoted to their personal health and well-being during the annual Men’s Health Night at Southern Ocean Medical Center. Activities will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the newly renovated main floor of the hospital in Manahawkin.

This free event will feature community resources, health screenings, interactive educational displays, informative lectures, information on programs and services, and the opportunity to meet and chat with medical experts about men’s health concerns.

Light refreshments will be provided.

On-the-spot health screenings will include: balance and carpal tunnel; grip strength; blood pressure; blood sugar; cholesterol; bone densitometry; cholesterol; diabetes; colorectal cancer; head and neck cancer; hearing; sleep; foot; pulmonary functioning; and stroke risk assessment.

Free health lectures from expert physicians will follow the schedule below:

• 6-6:30 p.m.: The Key to a Healthy Heart, with Jasrai Gill, M.D.;

• 6:45-7:15 p.m.: Caring for Prostate, with Francis Schanne, M.D.;

• 7:30-8 p.m.: Learning Your Risk for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms, with Matthew Samra, D.O.

“Every year, our expert physicians, community resources and team members make it a priority to keep men of our community healthy and enjoy the opportunity to interact with so many men in a meaningful and fun way,” said Regina Foley, chief operations officer of Southern Ocean Medical Center.

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 Men’s Health Night, call 800-560-9990 or visit  —M.S.

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