Health strategies for women set in Salem


Health strategies for women set in Salem

Area women of all ages are invited to learn about important health strategies for staying well throughout their life stages at Salem Regional Medical Center’s free Healthy Women Summer Series, which continues Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Part two of the 3-part series focuses on “Health Screening and Aging Issues.”

Speakers are Drs. Peter Apicella, M.D., radiology, “Screening Guidelines & 3D Mammography/Ultrasound/Stereotactic Biopsy;” and Michael Scolieri, M.D., urology, “Bladder Issues/Incontinence.”

Participants attending any one of the three sessions will be eligible to win a drawing for a free, 3D mammogram courtesy of Salem Radiologists, Inc. and SRMC.

Another upcoming program in the series is “Healthy Habits for Women on Aug. 22. The speakers are Drs. Brianne Bagwell, Dominic Peters, and Susan Woods.

Each session is in SRMC’s Tower Conference Room located on the hospital’s ground-floor concourse. Doors open at 6 p.m. so that attendees can view educational displays. The presentations begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a question-and-answer session. Light refreshments will be offered. Advance registration is required. Call 330-332-7152.

Community walk set at Waterworth Park

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According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. In addition, research has shown that a person can gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise.

On Saturday at 10 a.m., area residents are invited to join family medicine physician, Dr. Joseph Rousher, and Salem Regional Medical Center staff members at a free community health walk in Salem’s Waterworth Memorial Park. Walkers meet at the park’s band shell to hear a short health talk by Dr. Rousher, followed by a family-oriented walk through the park. The walk should last about an hour and participants are encouraged to walk at their own pace. Bottled water and giveaways are available. Dr. Rousher is hosting monthly health walks on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at Waterworth Memorial Park.

ACH Pediatrics has new provider

Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics has added a new provider, Catherine Henson, M.D., to the Mahoning Valley. She is seeing patients in offices in Boardman, 6505 Market St., Building A, and Austintown, 5480 Norquest Blvd. The practices provide pediatric primary care for infants, children and teens.

A resident of Poland and a native of Canfield, Dr. Henson earned her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, completed her residency in pediatrics at Akron Children’s Hospital, earned a degree in biology from Youngstown State University.

To schedule an appointment, call 330-543-2778. Most insurance plans and Medicaid are accepted.

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