Understanding colorectal cancer

Understanding colorectal cancer


Board-certified general surgeon Dr. William S. Lee, M.D. will present “Understanding Colorectal Cancer” at 6:30 p.m. March 20 in the Tower Conference Room at Salem Regional Medical Center, 1995 E. State St.

He will discuss risk factors for colorectal cancer, its symptoms, the importance of regular screening, and current treatment options. Colorectal cancer is the third-most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but is highly treatable and often preventable when detected early.

Doors will open at 6 p.m. so that attendees can view educational displays, and Dr. Lee’s presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

Affiliated with Salem General Surgery, a practice operated by the SCH Professional Corp., his office is at 2094 E. State St., Suite A, in Salem. To register for this free seminar, call Salem General Surgery at 330-337-2868.

Free back pain and sciatica workshop


The Center for Physical Health is offering a free back pain and sciatica workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday at the Center for Physical Health, 4137 Boardman-Canfield Road, Suite 104. The workshop is free, but registration is preferred. Call 330-286-3850 or email info@centerforphysicalhealth.org.

The workshop, hosted by Marybeth Romeo, a licensed physical therapist, focuses on helping those who suffer from pain in the back and legs when they do everyday activities.

Aortic valve replacements


One size does not fit all - even when it comes to aortic valve replacements. That’s why, in a first-of-its-kind setting, cardiologists and biomechanical engineers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are teaming up to use 3D technology to determine the best heart-valve replacement option for patients before surgery to avoid future complications.

In this unique procedure, engineers print a 3D replica of a patient’s aorta that mimics blood flow to the heart, allowing them to predict how patients will react to each valve type reducing the chances of post-operative complications such as leaks, blockages and blood clots. For information, visit http://bit.ly/2FdGpJs.

Needs of Mahoning County seniors


The Area Agency on Aging 11, Inc. is holding a town meeting to get input on service needs of older adults in Mahoning County at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Ohio Living Senior Center, 1110 Fifth Ave. The needs assessment is for future services funded by the Older Americans Act.

Provider agency representatives are welcome to attend a meeting at 1 p.m. that day to discuss future services funded by the Older Americans Act. These federal funds are for people 60 and older to help with in-home and community services to keep them living independently.

The public is encouraged to attend. For questions regarding these meetings, call Sarah Ridel at 330-505-2364.

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