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Monmouth Medical Center Presents December Community Health Education Programs

11/22/2016

KOGAN CELIAC CENTER SUPPORT GROUP

Thursday, December 1 from 6 to 7 p.m.

Are you struggling to manage a gluten-free life-style? Attend the Kogan Celiac Center Support Group and learn tips for coping and developing a healthy gluten-free lifestyle. The group will be run by a registered dietitian and will provide support, and allow participants of all ages to share their own experiences and knowledge. The group meets on the first Thursday of each month in the Maysie Stroock Pavilion at Monmouth Medical Center, located at Pavilion & Second Avenue. For more information and to register please call 973-322-7272. Free.

BRAIN HEALTH FAIR

Friday, December 2 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Experience fun and creative activities designed to teach and promote brain health at the Annual Brain Health Fair. The fair will feature keynote speaker Shira Goldberg, MD, of Monmouth Medical Center Geriatric Services. The event will take place at SCAN (Social Community Activities Network) in the basement level next to Mall Management in the Monmouth Mall, located at 180 Route 35 South, Eatontown. To register, call 732-542-1326. Free.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE FASHION SHOW

Monday, December 5 at 6:30 p.m.

See cancer survivors walk the runway and celebrate their fight at the Celebration of Life Fashion Show. This celebratory evening will honor all survivors of cancer and Arthur Greenbaum, ESQ. Tickets are $150 per person and proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center. The event will take place at Shadowbrook, located at 1 Obre Place, Shrewsbury. For more information or reservations, please contact Felicia Hernandez at 732-923-6885 or Felicia.Hernandez@rwjbh.org or visit www.barnabashealth.org/col.

FRANKLY SPEAKING ABOUT LUNG CANCER

Wednesday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women. Attend this workshop to learn about the latest treatment methods for lung cancer. Expert panelists, Subroto Paul, MD, MPH, director of Thoracic Surgical Services, RWJBarnabas Health and Seth Cohen, MD, Regional Medical Director, Oncology Clinical Research, Monmouth Medical Center, will discuss side effects, side-effect management, and tools to overcome the social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis. Dinner will be provided. The workshop will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel, located at 700 Hope Road, Tinton Falls. Registration is required. For more information and to register please call 1-888-724-7123. Free.

BARIATRIC WEIGHT-LOSS LECTURE

Thursday, December 15 from 6 to 7 p.m.

For those considering a bariatric procedure, this program will offer the most up-to-date information on gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy. The lecture will be led by Frank Borao, MD, and Steven Binenbaum, MD, who are both board-certified laparoscopic-fellowship-trained surgeons. Registration is required by calling 1-888-724-7123 or by emailing teamlink@barnabashealth.org. Free.

SAFE SITTER
Saturday, December 17 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, 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.

About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, along with The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. Monmouth Medical Center is the only hospital in Monmouth and Ocean counties to receive an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit organization of employer purchasers of health care and the nation’s leading experts on patient safety. It is one of eight New Jersey hospitals to receive a four-star rating from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the highest hospital rating in the state.

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