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Health, go, do, learn: Week of April 15

April 12, 2013

New cancer study

The American Cancer Society is starting a new research study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3.

A kickoff event will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Sleep Inn & Suites, 18216 Colonel Henry Douglas Drive, Hagerstown. Registration begins at 6 p.m.

During the program, all of the information about the Cancer Prevention Study-3 will be presented to volunteers who will help educate the community about the study. Deadline to register for the kickoff event is Thursday, April 18.

For more information, call Julie Jordan Howey at 301-733-8272 option 3, or email julie.jordanhowey@cancer.org.

Mini medical program

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — West Virginia University Hospitals-East and the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center Eastern Division will sponsor a community mini-medical school program on heartburn, GERD and Barrett's esophagus.

The seminar will be  Tuesday, April 16, in the WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center on the City Hospital campus. The guest speaker is Dr. Jan C. Kletter,  a general surgeon with University Surgical Associates, member of the Jefferson Memorial Hospital medical staff and assistant professor for the WVU School of Medicine.

Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the program to follow from 7 to 8 p.m.  Light refreshments will be offered at the conclusion of the seminar. Free. Reservations are strongly recommended.  For more information or to register for this program, phone 304-264-1287, ext. 31760.

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Pedal for Pooches

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — The 12th annual Pedal for Pooches bike tour to benefit the Briggs Animal Adoption Center (BAAC) will be Saturday, April 20.

Event will be held rain or shine.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Ride starts at 10 a.m.

A registration fee of $30 per participant includes a free T-shirt and proceeds will benefit the BAAC.

 All tour options begin and end at BAAC, which is located on U.S. 340.

For information or to register, call 304-724-6558 or go to www.baacs.org.

Wellness screenings

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The 28th annual Community Wellness Screening will be from 6 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 20, at the McCormack Center on City Hospital's campus. 

There is a $40 fee for this general health blood screening, which includes cholesterol, potassium, glucose, calcium, hemoglobin and more. An optional Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test is available for men for an additional $35. 

Advance registration and accompanying payment is required to participate in this event. Registration forms are available at City Hospital's main lobby Information Desk, The Wellness Center Information Desk, or online by visiting www.wvuh-east.org

This health screening is limited to the first 500 participants registered. 

For more information, call The Wellness Center at 304-264-1232.  

Community health fair

MONT ALTO, Pa. — Penn State Mont Alto will again offer a free, fun-filled day for the community with its annual Community Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 20. The fair features horses, parachutes, puppet shows, ambulances, fire trucks, and a fly-in by the Life Lion helicopter. Participants can also shake hands and take a picture with the Penn State Nittany Lion.

The fair provides information on several important topics including infection control and prevention, diet and exercise, bicycle safety, infant and maternal nutrition, and more. Attendees will discover community health resources available to them and will be eligible to win raffle prizes.

All children must be accompanied on campus by an adult at all times.

Free walking group

Activities for Life and Zion Baptist Church Health & Fitness Ministry is  sponsoring Fitness in the Park beginning Monday, April 22, at Fairgrounds Park, off Cleveland Park, Hagerstown. Walks begin at 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Event is free.

For more information, call Linda Brooks, certified fitness trainer, at 301-797-4310.

Back, leg pain seminar

A free seminar on low back and leg pain will be at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Parkway Professional Conference Facility, Lower Level, 13 Western Maryland Parkway, Hagerstown.

For more information, call 301-797-4232 or market ing@pnsi.org.



Medication turn-in

MCCOLLENSBURG, Pa. — Turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Fulton County Medical Center, Main Lobby, 214 Peach Orchard Road, McConnellsburg, Pa. Collection is provided by the Pennsylvania State Police. Call 800-882-9539, for a collection site near you.

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