Southern Ocean Medical Center to Host 12th Annual Men's Health Night

Top Quote Free health screenings, physician-sponsored lectures at Southern Ocean Medical Center. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 04, 2011 - Manahawkin, NJ - On Wednesday, March 23, men in southern Ocean County will take advantage of free health screenings, physician-sponsored lectures, and a host of interactive educational displays featuring information on Southern Ocean Medical Center services for men. It's all part of Southern Ocean Medical Center's 12th Annual Men's Health Night on March 23 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 pm. on the first floor of the medical center.

    The free health screenings will include:

    - Blood Pressure

    - Bone Densitometry

    - Colon Rectal

    - Pulmonary Function

    - Blood Sugar

    - Foot

    - Skin Cancer

    The program will also offer a Lipid Profile, which includes total cholesterol and triglycerides and blood sugar. Participants who wish to have a Lipid Profile need to come to the Southern Ocean Medical Center Beach Plum Conference Center to have their blood drawn two days before the event on Monday morning, March 21 from 7:00 a.m. -9:00 am. The blood draw is held in the morning, since participants need to fast for 12 hours prior to having their blood drawn. (Participants may have medication and water as needed.) The results of the Lipid Profile will be available during Men's Health Night.

    Free health lectures by Southern Ocean Medical Center physicians will also be offered during the event. At 7:10 p.m. Southern Ocean Medical Center Urologist Charles Fernicola, M.D. will speak on "Prostate Health." At 7:40 Southern Ocean Medical Center Oncologist Evan Naylor, M.D. will present "Skin Cancer Update." At 8:15 Southern Ocean Medical Center Neurologist Tommasina Papa-Rugino, M.D. will speak on Neuropathy.

    Men's Health Night will feature educational displays from community agencies, and information on Southern Ocean Medical Center services. Physicians and health care professionals will be present valuable information designed to help men stay healthy. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 1-800-DOCTORS.

    About Southern Ocean Medical Center

    Southern Ocean Medical Center in Manahawkin is a member of the Meridian Health family, which includes Jersey Shore University Medical Center and K. Hovnanian Children's Hospital in Neptune, Ocean Medical Center in Brick, Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and most recently, Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel.

    Southern Ocean Medical Center is home to a wide range of clinical services and programs specializing in cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity and women's health, orthopedics and joint health, bariatric surgery, and wellness and prevention programs.

    Part of Meridian Cancer Care, Southern Ocean Medical Center provides comprehensive cancer services, including radiation oncology, surgery, and clinical trials, and is connected to specialized programs and services throughout Meridian Health.

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