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Monmouth Medical Center Presents December Community Health Education Programs

11/30/2015

ANTIBIOTICS AND YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM
Tuesday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to noon

Antibiotics are designed to fight infections within the body. However, many times our bodies become resistant to certain antibiotics due to over-use. This free event will teach attendees to identify when they should talk with their medical providers about antibiotics and how they work with their immune systems to combat various illnesses and conditions. This event, for those ages 60 and older, is hosted by the Howell Senior Center, located at 251 Preventorium Road in Howell. Registration is required by calling 732-938-4500, ext. 2554. Free.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR OPTIONS FOR REHABILITATION
Tuesday, December 1 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 half-hour session, Jill Giraffe, 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, for those ages 60 and older, will take place at the 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.

FREE HIGH-RISK LUNG CANCER SCREENING
Tuesday, December 1 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

According to the American Lung Association, lung cancer is the leading cause of death in both men and women in the United States. It is most curable when diagnosed early. In an effort to help identify those who may be at high risk for developing lung cancer, the Leon Hess Cancer Center will provide free lung cancer education and offer no-cost lung cancer screenings to those who qualify. To qualify for a free, low-dose CT lung scan, you must be between 45 and 74 years of age and be a current or former smoker who quit smoking less than 15 years ago and complete a screening profile with a registered nurse. Light fare and spirometry screening will be available as well. These screenings will take place in the Radiology Department at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-7966. Free.

JOINT REPLACEMENT INFORMATION SESSION
Wednesday, December 2 from 5 to 6 p.m.

Do you have hip or knee pain? Join Arthur K. Mark, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon, for this free program offering 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, how to prepare yourself to achieve the best possible outcome and receive an overview of The Joint Replacement Center program. This program will take place in Stanley 206 at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. Registration is required by calling 732-923-7971. Free.

DIABETES SELF-MANAGEMENT SERIES
Mondays, December 14, 21, 28 & January 4 from 5 to 7 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. Fee based.

SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER
Tuesday, December 15 from 11:30 a.m. to noon

Are you experiencing persistent feelings of sadness, emptiness and fatigue? You may be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression triggered by the change of seasons. SAD can impact your energy, sleep, appetite and physical health. Many people can feel moody, anxious, and lethargic when it’s cold and dark outside. This program, presented by Carol Palmer BA, Monmouth Medical Center Program Instructor, will discuss natural approaches that may help you feel better. You will also learn ways to recognize and deal with these issues, challenge automatic negative thoughts, increase energy and bring more enjoyment to life. This program, for those ages 60 and older, will take place at the Keyport Senior Center located at 110 Second Ave. in Keyport. Registration is required by calling 732-264-4916. Free.

N.J. BARIATRIC AND METABOLIC INSTITUTE (NJBMI) AT MONMOUTH MEDICAL CENTER: NEW PATIENT WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY LECTURE
Thursday, December 17 from 6 to 7 p.m.

If you are 100 pounds or more overweight, you can’t afford to miss this physician-led educational lecture which will explain everything you need to know about weight-loss surgery. For those considering a bariatric procedure, this program, presented by Frank Borao, MD and Steven Binenbaum, MD, board-certified, laparoscopic-fellowship–trained surgeons, 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 or by emailing teamlink@barnabashealth.org. Free.

SAFE SITTER
Monday, December 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented by certified Safe Sitter instructors, this program teaches 11- to 13-year-olds to be responsible, creative babysitters with special emphasis on how to handle emergencies. Participants will receive instruction materials, a program completion certificate and a subscription to Safe Sitter magazine. The class will end with a graduation ceremony, participants are asked to bring a mid-morning snack and a lunch. This course will be held at Monmouth Medical Center, located at 300 Second Avenue in Long Branch. To register, call 732-923-6992. $50 per child.

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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