JUPITER MEDICAL CENTER ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY LECTURES FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

April 16, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JUPITER, Fla. (April 16, 2014) – Jupiter Medical Center has a full calendar of community lectures and classes scheduled during the month of May. Please mark your calendar to take advantage of upcoming programs that may be of benefit to you or someone you know. Lectures and classes are as follows:

What’s Next for My Life? Cancer Survivors and Their Loved Ones
Join us for an interactive discussion to learn several simple steps that will help cancer survivors and their loved ones live healthy and fulfilling lives. To register, please call the Foshay Cancer Center at (561) 263-4261.

Featuring Paula Holland De Long, author and survivorship life coach.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Healthcare & Medicare in 2014
Recently, there has been confusion regarding the changes in healthcare and how they impact Medicare in 2014. If you are on Medicare, join us for an informative discussion about these changes and gain a better understanding of how they impact you.

Featuring Kara Kidd, Director of Managed Care, Jupiter Medical Center.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Lunch & Learn: Get The Skinny on Skin Cancer
Being outside for prolonged periods in the Florida sunshine exposes you to an increased risk of skin cancer. Join us for a Lunch & Learn on how to protect your body from skin cancer, signs and symptoms, and treatment options - including superficial electron beam radiation therapy. 

Featuring David Herold, MD, MBA, Board Certified, Radiation Oncology, Medical Director, Radiation Oncology, Ella Milbank Foshay Cancer Center; and De Anne Collier, MD, Board Certified, Dermatology.

Friday, May 2, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clark Auditorium  

Melanoma Monday 2014: Skin Cancer Panel
Moles, brown spots and growths on the skin are usually harmless - but not always. It's important to get to know your skin very well and to recognize any changes in the moles on your body. Join us for an interactive panel discussion on melanoma, including prevention, identification and treatment options.

Featuring Oren Lifshitz, MD, Board Certified, Dermatology; Abraham Schwarzberg, MD, Board Certified, Oncology, Chief of Oncology Services, Jupiter Medical Center; and Thomas Rowe, MD, Board Certified, General Surgery.

Monday, May 5, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Nutrition for a Healthier Lifestyle Classes
In a world of fast food and fad diets, it’s easy to forget how to eat healthy. Good nutrition is the one thing that matters most in your diet, health and lifestyle. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is the key to good health. Topics include: Healthy Eating for Women & Men • Supermarket Savvy • Emotional and Personality Impact on Eating • Food Label Reading/Portion Distortion • Dining Out Guidelines/Physical Activity • Healthy Eating on the Run/Fitting it into Your Lifestyle.

Cost is $59 (includes healthy eating starter kit). Reservations are required. Space is limited to 12 participants (minimum of four required to hold class). For more information or to register, call (561) 263-4HER(437) or (561) 263-4HIM(446). (Nutrition Counseling, individual one-hour sessions - $75)

Featuring Yolanda Torres, RD, LDN, CDE.

May 5, 12, 19, and June 2, 2014 | 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Raso Education Center

What You Don’t Know About Your Thyroid Could Harm You
Thyroid disorders affect 20 million people in the U.S., many of which remain undiagnosed. Join us for an informative discussion to learn about the function of the thyroid gland, thyroid diseases, and treatment options – including minimally-invasive surgical intervention.

Featuring Raul Arroyo, MD, Board Certified, General Surgery; and Kathryn Reynolds, MD, Board Certified, Endocrinology.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Orthopedic Lecture Series: Is Your Back out of Whack?
Back pain affects eight out of ten people at some point in their lives. Join us for an interactive discussion about the causes of back pain, as well as the latest minimally-invasive surgical techniques for the relief of back pain. Bring your MRI or CT scan to receive a complimentary review.

Featuring Robert Biscup, MS, DO, Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Specialist.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 | 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Women’s Health Lecture Series: Love Your Body
It’s important to know the way your body functions so you can keep yourself healthy and enjoy the activities you love. Join us for a discussion on the latest health issues impacting women, including breast care, gynecology, heart health, age-appropriate screenings, and an overview of general wellness.

Featuring Susan Poncy, MD, Board Certified, Gynecology, Medical Director, Jupiter Medical Center’s Women’s Health Program.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Skin Cancer and Hair Loss
Treatment for skin cancers on the scalp and forehead can cause hair loss. Join us for a discussion about skin cancer treatment and treatment options for hair loss.

Featuring Ricardo Mejia, MD, Board Certified, Dermatology.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

How Stress is Affecting Your Life
There are many ways that stress can affect your life, and sometimes you don’t even know it is happening. Join us for an informative overview on Chinese Medicine, including how acupuncture is used as an alternative treatment option for stress-related symptoms and conditions.

Featuring Yusuf Mihaylov, Acupuncture Physician.

Thursday, May 15, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Women Talk: Stroke is No Joke
Stroke strikes about 700,000 Americans annually. Jupiter Medical Center’s Stroke Center of Excellence is dedicated to stroke prevention and education. Don’t be a statistic. Know what to look for and what lifestyle changes you must make to lower the chance of a stroke or lessen the potential impact.

Health Screenings: 5 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Biometric Screenings: $20 – includes Cholesterol, HDL, Triglycerides with calculated LDL, Glucose, Blood Pressure and Body Mass Index (fasting encouraged, but not required).

Vascular Screenings: $80 – Stroke/Carotid Artery, $80 – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, or $80 – Peripheral Arterial Disease; $180 Vascular Package (includes all three screenings). Appointments are required. Please call (561) 263-3204 to schedule your appointment.

Lecture: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Featuring Lisa Levin, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator, Jupiter Medical Center.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 | 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Orthopedic Lecture Series: What You Should Know About Shoulder Pain
Do you suffer from shoulder pain, and have trouble doing simple day-to-day activities? Join us for a discussion on the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options of shoulder pain, including the latest surgical options.

Featuring Ryan Simovitch, MD, Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery, Shoulder Specialist.

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Juicing: Join Us for Part IV of Our Ongoing Juicing Series
Juicing has become increasingly popular for a number of health and wellness benefits. Join us for an interactive program that will include information on the health benefits of juicing, which fruits and vegetables to use, and organic vs. non-organic foods. A juicing demonstration and samples will be part of the program.

Featuring Ken Grey, Acupuncture Physician, Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Lunch & Learn: Osteoporosis: No Bones About It
Osteoporosis is the most common type of bone disease in which bones become fragile and more likely to fracture. Join us for a Lunch & Learn on bone health, and increase your knowledge on what you can do to take care of your bones so they can continue to take care of you.

Featuring Paul Mendoza, MD, Board Certified, Rheumatology.

Friday, May 30, 2014 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. | Raso Education Center, Clarke Auditorium

Space is limited. Registration is required for all events. To register, please visit www.jupitermed.com/events or call (561) 263-2628.

About Jupiter Medical Center
A not-for-profit 283-bed regional medical center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in oncology, imaging, orthopedics & spine, digestive health, emergency services, lung & thoracic, women’s health, weight management and men’s health. Founded in 1979, the Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 575 physicians and 640 volunteers. For more information on Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2234 or visit www.jupitermed.com.

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