Free diabetic vision
screening offered today
PENNSDALE - A free vision and glaucoma screening will be offered from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall.
It is held on American Diabetes Association Alert Day and is sponsored by Susquehanna Health.
Individuals who are not diabetic may participate. To register, call 1-877-883-4791.
Get an all-inclusive blood screening this week
LOCK HAVEN - Susquehanna Health will offer low-cost blood screenings from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Medical Plaza, 610 High St.
The screenings provide important information that helps people be proactive about their health. Participants must consult with their physicians about what test(s) may be most beneficial for them.
Cash, check or credit card payment is required at the time of service, and registration is required in advance by calling 321-3210.
Kick Butts Day display planned at Lycoming Mall
PENNSDALE - A smoking cessation display in recognition of Kick Butts Day will be available Wednesday at The LifeCenter in the Lycoming Mall for individuals interested in information to help kick the smoking habit.
Free classes on mental illness scheduled in Williamsport
NAMI Lycoming is sponsoring a free Family-To-Family Education program beginning April 1. It is designed for family members, partners and friends of individuals with a serious mental illness.
The series of 12 educational classes will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through June 24 at the Sharwell Building, 200 East St.
Registration is required in advance by calling Rae Weber at 326-7895.
Health care reform topic
at annual Fasano Lecture
LEWISBURG - Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, renowned voice of health care reform, will deliver this year's Fasano Memorial lecture, titled "The Affordable Care Act and the Future of the American Healthcare System," at 7 p.m. April 2 at Bucknell University.
The fourth annual Charles P. Fasano Memorial Lecture will be held in Trout Auditorium at the Vaughan Literature Building. It is free and open to the public.
Emanuel will discuss the pressing need for health care reform, key innovations in the Affordable Care Act and how they are likely to impact the actual delivery of care. From improving efficiency with electronic health records to restructuring care delivery, Emanuel will provide an insider's view of the vision driving health care reform, the challenges looming, and the future of American medicine.
From February 2009 to January 2011, Emanuel was a special adviser for health policy to the White House Office of Management and Budget. As one of the most prominent voices advising the White House about healthcare, he had a significant impact on federal health care budgets and the Affordable Care Act.
Fasano practiced medicine in the Central Susquehanna Valley since 1973. He worked as a solo family practitioner until 1980, when he partnered with Dr. Domenick Ronco. Their practice grew into the Family Practice Center, which now has 26 practice sites throughout central Pennsylvania.
Certify in Advanced Cardiac Life Support
WELLSBORO - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital will offer a two-day certification class in Advanced Cardiac Life Support from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 3-4 in its first-floor conference room. Class size is limited and registration is required.
The ACLS Provider Course is designed to provide registered nurses, physicians and paramedics with the knowledge and skills needed to evaluate and manage the first 10 minutes of an adult ventricular fibrillation-ventricular tachycardia arrest. The course instructor is Dr. Donald Shaw.
For more information or to register, call Brenda Shumway in the Staff Development office at 723-0192, or visit laurelhs.org and click on the Health Classes-Screenings link.
Evangelical offers medication reviews
Individuals, especially those with multiple conditions requiring numerous medications, should get a "medication check-up" at least once a year.
Alan Griswold, registered pharmacist at Evangelical Community Hospital, will hold three brown bag medication reviews at local senior centers to meet one-on-one with individuals to look closely at their current medications.
The session will evaluate prescribed medications along with over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies to determine whether all are needed, if there is the potential for drug interactions or if dosage adjustments are required.
Individuals taking part in the review should bring all prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications taken on a regular basis, vitamins and supplements and be prepared to talk about medication taking habits or concerns.
No appointment is needed.
The reviews will be held at the following locations from 9:30 a.m. until noon:
April 11 at the West End Senior Center on Route 235 in Laurelton;
April 18 at the Beaver Springs Senior Center, 5 Elm St., Beaver Springs; and
April 19 at the Penns Creek Adult Resource Center, 3559 Richard Road, Penns Creek.