Upcoming health events at JTDMH


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SAINT MARYS – Joint Township District Memorial Hospital (JTDMH) is holding several screenings and support groups in the coming months.

Wellness education

JTDMH along with the Auglaize Mercer Family Y will be providing a wellness education and screening on Sept. 11, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the south branch of the YMCA, 04075 Wuebker Road in Minster.

Area residents don’t have to wonder about their blood pressure. They enjoy peace of mind by having it checked and getting their health questions answered by local expert, Dot Silver, R.N.

They will also be holding one at the north branch of the YMCA on Sept. 14, from 9 to 11 a.m., 7590 St. Rt. 703 in Celina.

Diabetes

The Diabetic Support Group will meet on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at the Hospital. The morning class will be held on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m.

The program for September will be guest speaker Krissy Mullenhour, RN, BSN, CDE. This month the group will explore insulin use as an option for managing diabetes. The different types of insulin will be discussed, including newly approved insulins. They will review proper use, such as site rotation and storage, along with ways to deliver insulin, such as vial/syringe, pen, V-GO, and insulin pumps. Then the basic concepts behind basal/bolos insulin dosing will be reviewed.

All diabetics, family members and interested persons are invited to attend. For more information concerning this program or any of Joint Township Hospital’s Diabetic Services, contact the hospital 419-394-3335, ext. 2147.

Prostate cancer

Cancer of the prostate can go undetected for years because there may be no symptoms. The only way to detect prostate cancer in its earliest and most curable stage is by getting a prostate cancer screening which consists of a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test, and a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE). These two tests have helped millions of men identify prostate cancer already and millions more need to become aware of the risks and treatment options. For these reasons, men are urged to call for free screenings.

The Prostate Cancer Education Council recommends that men 40 years of age and older receive an annual prostate exam. The PCEC further recommends that men who have a family history of prostate cancer or who are African-American should initiate annual screenings at the age of 35.

JTDMH will be offering free screenings for men ages 40 to 75 years of age on Oct. 7 from 8 to 10 a.m. and Oct. 8 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Pre-registration is required. Call or email Lesia Arnett, coordinator, community outreach at larnett@jtdmh.org or 419-394-6132.

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