Press Release

For Immediate Release
Feb 8, 2012
Contact : Joyce McFadden, Marketing and Public Relations  
609-978-3108
jmcfadden@meridianhealth.com

Southern Ocean Medical Center to Host 13th Annual Men's Health Night

 

Manahawkin, NJ - On Wednesday, March 21, 2012 men in southern Ocean County will take advantage of free health screenings, physician-sponsored lectures and a host of interactive educational displays featuring information on Southern Ocean Medical Center services for men. It’s all part of Southern Ocean Medical Center’s 13th Annual Men’s Health Night on March 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the first floor of the medical center.

The free health screenings will include:
•    Blood Pressure
•    Bone Densitometry
•    Colon Rectal
•    Pulmonary Function
•    Blood Sugar
•    Foot
•    Skin Cancer

The program will also offer a Lipid Profile, which includes total cholesterol and triglycerides and blood sugar. Participants who wish to have a Lipid Profile need to come to the Southern Ocean Medical Center Beach Plum Conference Room to have their blood drawn two days before the event on Monday morning, March 19 from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. The blood draw is held in the morning, since participants need to fast for 12 hours prior to having their blood drawn. (Participants may have medication and water as needed.) The results of the Lipid Profile will be available during Men’s Health Night.

Free health lectures by Southern Ocean physicians will also be offered during the event. At 7:10 p.m. Gastroenterologist Jesse Houghton, M.D. will speak on “GERD – What You Need to Know”.  At 7:40 Spine Surgeon Nader Hebela, M.D. will present on “Lower Back Pain”. At 8:15 Interventional Cardiologist Tommy Ng, M.D. will speak on “Heart Disease Prevention”. Physicians and health care professionals will present valuable information designed to help men stay healthy. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call 1-800-DOCTORS.