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April 15. 2013 6:23PM
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Pulmonary hypertension support group has formed


The NEPA Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group has formed. The next meeting will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital, Kistler Learning Center.


Topic will be eating to promote health. Grace Zeleznock will talk about pulmonary hypertension and proper nutrition.


Snacks will be provided.


For information, contact Andrea at 498-1792 or email at alrv@verizon.net.


Mini health fair scheduled


The Shickshinny Senior Center, 19 West Vine St., is offering a mini health fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday.


Health care professionals will be offering glaucoma/vision, blood pressure and fall prevention screenings. The event is free and open to the public.


Lymphedema to be discussed


Lymphedema, a condition that results from impaired flow or blockage of the lymphatic system, will be the next topic on “Call the Doctor” at 7 p.m. April 23 on WVIA-TV, Channel 44.


Moderator George Thomas will be joined by panelists Dr. John Guerriero, vascular surgeon from Berwick Hospital Center; Dr. Ashish Y. Mahajan, plastic surgery and cosmetics at Geisinger Health System; and Diane Jason, occupational therapist, certified lymphedema therapist at Allied Services.


Viewers can call in questions at (800) 326-9842, or submit their questions online at www.wvia.org/live-show-comments.


Free overactive bladder program


The Allied Medical Group will conduct a free “Overactive Bladder?” educational program for women from 6 to 7 p.m. April 25 at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, 50 Moisey Drive.


Dr. Sheila Hockman, from Alliance Medical Group Obstetrics and Gynecology, will discuss some of the most common causes of overactive bladder and treatment options.


Seating is limited, pre-register by calling 501-6204 or online at www.ghha.org through the Calendar of Events.


Back and neck pain program


Allied Services Foundation will host a free community presentation on the common causes of back and neck pain and stenosis. The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. April 23 in the Graf Community Room, Charles Luger Outpatient Center, Moffett Drive, off Morgan Highway


Dr. Christopher P. Henderson, Scranton Orthopaedic Specialists, will discuss the latest surgical and non-surgical approaches for common spine conditions.


Seating is limited. Call 1-888-REHAB-PA to reserve a seat.




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