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Y Walk Wednesday

to begin tomorrow

This summer’s series of Y Walk Wednesday excursions will begin tomorrow with a guided hike that leaves at 6 p.m. from the YMCA, 40 W. Northampton St., Wilkes-Barre. The walk will be take about 90 minutes and will allow participants to admire the different architectural styles of buildings in downtown Wilkes-Barre.

Next week’s walk, set to begin 6 p.m. June 19, will take participants to the natural area of Kirby Park, where participants will learn about the history and wildlife of the area, the riparian forest and the area’s connection to the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

For more information, contact the YMCA at 823-2191. The walks will continue through Aug. 21.

Prostate screenings
offered in Hazleton

In observance of National Men’s Health Month, the Greater Hazleton Health Alliance will offer free prostate cancer screenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday and on June 19 at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, Suite 208, 50 Moisey Drive, Hazleton.
Dr. Arvind Srinivasan, urologist, will perform the screenings on Thursday and Dr. Daniel Son, urologist, will conduct the screenings on June 19. The screening is targeted to reach individuals who do not see a urologist or healthcare provider on a regular basis for a prostate screening.
Behind lung cancer, prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men. Men 50 and older should be screened as well as men 40 and older who are at high risk for prostate cancer, such as men who are African-American or who have a family history of the disease.

The screening includes a digital rectal exam and a PSA blood test. Individuals should arrive 15 minutes prior to their appointment to complete the appropriate paperwork. Individuals are also asked to bring their primary care provider’s name, phone number and mailing address since screening results will be mailed directly to their healthcare provider in addition to the patient’s home.

Pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment, please call 570-501-6204. Space is limited.

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