Women’s Health Night Oct. 25 at Southern Ocean Medical Center

Oct 11, 2017

On Wednesday, Oct. 25, women will once again be treated to an evening devoted to their personal health and well-being during Southern Ocean Medical Center’s annual Women’s Health Night. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the newly renovated first floor of the hospital in Manahawkin.

This free event will feature community resources, health screenings, interactive displays, cooking demonstrations, educational seminars, and the opportunity to meet and chat with hospital physicians. There will also be light refreshments, and giveaways.

The on-the-spot health screenings will include arthritis, balance, blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, bone densitometry, head and neck cancer, hearing, respiratory, sleep, body fat, varicose vein and stroke risk assessment.

Lipid profile screenings will take place on Monday, Oct. 23, in the Beach Plum Conference Room at SOMC from 7 to 9 a.m. Participants must fast for 10 hours prior to having blood drawn (you may drink water and should take medications as usual). Results will be available during Women’s Health Night.

The informative evening will also feature four lectures about women’s health from some of Southern Ocean’s physicians. At 6 p.m., Jeffrey Hager, D.O., will discuss the topic of varicose veins. At 6:30 p.m., Alexandra Greenberg, D.O., will give expert tips for people with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). At 7 p.m., Laurie Kane, M.D., will discuss “What’s the Matter with my Bladder?” And Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D., will talk about memory loss – the signs, symptoms and treatment – at 7:30 p.m.

“Every year, hundreds of women attend Women’s Health Night to take advantage of the opportunity to receive free health screenings and valuable education to maintain their optimal wellness,” said SOMC President Robert H. Adams Jr. “Our expert physicians, community resources and team members make it a priority to keep women of our community healthy and enjoy the opportunity to interact with so many women in a meaningful and fun way.”

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 in Manahawkin. For more information about Women’s Health Night, call 800-560-9990 or visit SouthernOceanMedicalCenter.com. —M.S.

 

 

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