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Monmouth Medical Center Presents October Community Health Education Programs

09/15/2014

LOWER YOUR RISK FOR BREAST CANCER
Wednesday, October 1 at 1 p.m.

Certain risks factors for cancer, such as gender, age, family history and genetics, are beyond our control. However, there are steps we can all take to reduce our risk for breast cancer. Join Sumy Chang, MD, Breast Surgeon, Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, to learn the latest recommended steps to decrease your risk during this informative session. This program is open to the public and will be held at the Boscov's Auditorium on the third floor of the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) at 732-542-1326. Free.

LIVING WITH A SLEEP DISORDER
Wednesday, October 1 at 6:30 p.m.
Feeling tired every now and then is normal. However, it is not normal for sleepiness to interfere with your daily life. Join Matthew J. Davis, M.D., Neurology, Monmouth Medical Center, for an overview of sleep disorders, the latest treatment options and the important influence these disorders have on your medical health and quality of life. This program is open to the public and will be held at the Boscov's Auditorium on the third floor of the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) at 732-542-1326. Free.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Fridays, October 3, 10, 17 & 24 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Mondays, October 20, 27 & November 3, 10 from 5 to 7:00 p.m.
Learn how to manage your diabetes by attending this four-session diabetes education program focusing on diet, nutrition, glucose monitoring, medications, meal plans, prevention and treatment of diabetes complications, dining out and benefits of exercise. The program is taught by a registered nurse and a registered dietitian/certified diabetes educator. It will be held at The Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information and to register for classes, call 732-923-5025. Program attendees will need a doctor's prescription and will be billed to Medicare or your insurance carrier. Please note, dates are subject to change.

HEART SAVER CPR/AED PROGRAM
Sunday, October 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Babysitters, parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend this course that provides automated external defibrillator (AED) training to laypersons and also teaches how to recognize a medical emergency, adult, infant and child CPR, first aid for choking victims and the use of barrier devices to reduce the risk of infection. This class will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-277-2281 or online at www.cprtrainingnj.com. $60 per person.

HEART SAVER FIRST AID
Sunday, October 5 from 1 to 4 p.m.
This is a credentialed course intended for individuals with a duty to respond to a first aid emergency. The course contains information on how to manage illness and injuries in the first few minutes until professional help arrives. Note that CPR is not part of this program. Techniques learned from the course can be tailored for both adults and children. The program will take place at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-277-2281 or online at www.cprtrainingnj.com. $50 per person.

LOOK GOOD, FEEL BETTER
Monday, October 6 from 1 to 3 p.m.

This is a special program sponsored by the American Cancer Society for women cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Learn to cope with the side effects of treatment and feel comfortable with changes in your appearance by receiving a personal makeover by cosmetology professionals. This program will be held at the Community Meeting Room at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling the American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345. Free.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, October 7 at 4 p.m.

It can be overwhelming to choose the right level of therapy for yourself or a loved one during a hospitalization for a stroke, fracture or other life-altering event. During this one-hour session, Jill Garaffa, OTR/L, HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, will discuss all levels of therapy including home therapy, in-patient acute and sub-acute rehabilitation and out-patient rehab and prepare you to make the best decision on rehabilitation for yourself or a family member. This program will take place at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, 1st floor conference room, located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls. Registration is required by calling 732-460-5328. Free.

BREAK FREE FROM PELVIC FLOOR DISORDERS (PFDs)
Wednesday, October 8 at 1 p.m.

Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs), which include bladder control problems, bowel control problems and pelvic organ prolapse, impact one in three women at some point in their lives. Join Martin P. Michalewski, M.D., FACOG, Monmouth Medical Center Urogynecologist, for an informative session about PFDs and treatment options that might just change your life. Light refreshments will be provided. This program is open to the public and will be held at the Boscov's Auditorium on the third floor of the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) at 732-542-1326. Free.

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS AND ROBOTIC SURGERY
Wednesday, October 8 at 6:30 p.m.
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, but it can often be treated successfully. Join Pierre Mendoza, M.D., Urology, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn about the latest screening recommendations, diagnosis and treatment options for prostate cancer as well as information on the latest in surgical treatment options, including robotic surgery. This program is open to the public and will be held at the Boscov's Auditorium on the third floor of the Monmouth Mall, located at Routes 35 and 36 in Eatontown. Registration is required by calling SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) at 732-542-1326. Free.

FREE GLUCOSE SCREENINGS
Thursdays, October 9 and 23 from 11 a.m. to Noon

A simple finger stick to test blood sugar to determine if glucose level is elevated. The test will be performed by a registered nurse. This program will be held at the Center for Diabetes Education at Monmouth Medical Center, Classroom #A001 in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. For information, call 732-923-5025. Free.

FREE BREAST EDUCATION AND SCREENING PROGRAM
Saturday, October 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center
Thursday, October 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus
This program will feature free clinical breast exams and screening mammograms with same day mammogram read for uninsured women. There will also be assessments for the High Risk Cancer Program and breast health education, as well as refreshments and giveaways. Screenings for uninsured women are made possible by a grant from the Central and South Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. If insured, insurance information will be required at time of registration. These programs are limited, so early registration is suggested. The Oct. 11 program, open to both insured and uninsured women, will be held at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. The Oct. 30 program, open to both insured and uninsured women, will be held at the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Breast Center at Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus, located at 500 River Avenue, Suite 200 in Lakewood. For an appointment call 732-923-7700, option 1.

CREATING HEALTH: HOW TO OVERCOME THE 10 MOST COMMON OBSTACLES TO LIVING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Tuesday, October 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Statistically speaking, about 80% of chronic diseases and conditions can be prevented and managed through lifestyle choices. While most of us know intellectually that we need to eat healthier, get more exercise and manage stress, there's a gap between having good intentions and actually finding the time and energy to make it happen. Attend this empowering class to begin to shift your mindset and create momentum to transform your lifestyle behaviors to improve your health. During this program, Jill Garaffa, OTR/L, PCC, ELI-MP, will provide practical tools and strategies to get started. This program will take place at the HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Tinton Falls, 1stfloor conference room, located at 2 Centre Plaza in Tinton Falls. Seating is limited and registration is required by calling 732-460-5328. Free.

BACK PAIN
Thursday, October 23 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Increasing age, a lifetime of improper body mechanics and everyday wear and tear make back pain a common problem for older adults. Even though it's common, it shouldn't be considered a normal and acceptable part of again. Join Marc Menkowitz, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery, Monmouth Medical Center, to learn common causes of back pain, treatment options and when you should see a doctor. This program, for those ages 60 and older, will take place at the Howell Senior Center located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Membership is not required but registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.

HABITS OF HAPPY PEOPLE
Thursday, October 23 at 1 p.m.

Discover how you can develop habits that help happy people maintain positive thoughts, emotions and actions. Join Carol Palmer, BA, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, to learn about the new science of happiness and how happiness improves our health, relationships and resilience to life's ups and downs. This program, for those ages 60 and older, takes place at the Marlboro Senior Center located at 1996 Recreation Way. Registration is required by calling 732-617-0100. Free.

N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, October 23 from 6 to 7 p.m.
If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, you can't afford to miss this educational lecture which will explain everything you need to know about weight-loss surgery. For those considering a bariatric procedure, this program is presented by Frank Borao, M.D. and Steven Binenbaum, M.D., board-certified, laparoscopic-fellowship-trained surgeons who will offer the most up-to-date information on gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. Attendees are invited to join the monthly support group following the lecture. This program will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123. Free.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS
Tuesday, October 28 from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Every woman should have an action plan for breast health. Although we don't know how to prevent breast cancer, we do know early detection can greatly increase the chance for successful treatment. In this program, presented by Sumy Chang, M.D., Surgery, Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Cancer at Monmouth Medical Center, learn the importance of mammograms, screening guidelines for early detection and other recommendations for breast cancer awareness. This program, for those ages 60 and older, will take place at the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Membership is not required, but registration is by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.

JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Call for schedule.
Do you have hip or knee pain? This program will offer the latest information on hip and knee replacements including robotic-assisted partial knee and total hip replacement. Learn what to expect before and after surgery as well as how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome and receive an overview of The Total Joint Replacement Center program. This informative session will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-7971. Free.

PEDIATRIC PRE-OPERATIVE TOURS
Call for schedule.
Tours are available for pediatric patients preparing to have a surgical procedure in the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center at Monmouth Medical Center. Tours are designed to reduce anxiety giving children a hands-on experience with medical equipment and visitation to areas they will encounter on the day of their surgery. Meet in the Pediatric Playroom of the Cranmer Ambulatory Surgery Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-6525. Free.

NOTE: ALL PROGRAMS MEET AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER, 300 SECOND AVENUE, LONG BRANCH, UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

For questions or more information, contact The Community Health Education Department at Monmouth Medical Center at (732) 923-6990.

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