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Alliance Medical Group to present ‘Why Won't It Heal?'

The Alliance Medical Group, a service of Greater Hazleton Health Alliance, will present a free education program titled, "Why Won't It Heal?," from 6-7:30 p.m. Aug. 30 at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, lower-level, 50 Moisey Drive in Hazleton.

Different factors can cause a wound to be slow to heal, including diabetes, age and vascular conditions. Wounds can include deep lacerations, diabetic wounds, pressure ulcers and surgically induced wounds.

Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky, Alliance Medical Group Family Practice, and Dr. Hameed A. Butt, Alliance Medical Group General Surgery, will discuss the non-surgical and surgical treatment options for wound care.

Light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is required. Visit www.ghha.org and register online through the Calendar of Events or call 501-6204.

Registrations being accepted for Race for the Cure

Registrations for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Race for the CureĀ® are being accepted. The annual 5K coed run/walk and one mile fun walk will be held Sept. 8 at the Courthouse Square in Downtown Scranton beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Participants must register and race bibs must be worn. Race Day registration will begin at 6 a.m. and will remain open throughout the event.

For more information, visit www.komennepa.org.

Free Alzheimer's CARE training sessions offered

Luzerne County families are invited to attend a series of free Alzheimer's CARE training workshops that will be offered Thursday and Aug. 30. Each session will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Home Instead Senior Care, 269 Bennett St., Luzerne.

The program incorporates a hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimer's disease or other dementias. During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to manage behaviors, encourage engagement, and care for themselves while caring for their loved one.

Topics for Thursday's session will be "Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias" and "Capturing Life's Journey." Topics for Aug. 30 will be "Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors" and "Activities to Encourage Engagement."

Space is limited; to register call 714-4260.

Health briefs are limited to nonprofit entities and support groups. To have your health-oriented announcement included, send information to Health
, Times Leader, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711-0250; by fax: 829-5537; or email health@timesleader.com
. Information must be received at least two weeks in advance.

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