Press Release

For Immediate Release
Feb 18, 2010
Contact : Joyce McFadden  

SOCH to Host 11th Annual Men's Health Night


Manahawkin, NJ -  

On Wednesday, March 24, 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 SOCH services for men. It’s all part of Southern Ocean County Hospital’s 11th Annual Men’s Health Night on Wednesday, March 24 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on the first floor of the Hospital.

The free health screenings will include:
  • Blood pressure
  • Colon Rectal
  • Pulmonary Function
  • Blood Sugar
  • Foot
  • Skin Cancer
  • Hearing
  • Derma scan
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 SOCH Beach Plum Conference Center to have their blood drawn two days before the event on Monday morning, March 22 from 7am-9am. 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 SOCH physicians will also be offered during the event. At 7:10 pm, SOCH Radiation Oncologist Joseph Lattanzi, MD will give a presentation on “Skin Cancer Update.” At 7:40 Dr. Tommy Ng, SOCH Interventional Cardiologist will speak on “Understanding Your Cholesterol and Heart Disease”. At 8:00pm, SOCH Gastroenterologist Dr. Jesse Houghton will speak on “What You Need to Know about Heartburn.”  At 8:15 SOCH Urologist Charles Fernicola, MD will speak on “Prostate Health.”
Men’s Health Night will feature educational displays from community agencies, and information on SOCH services, including Cardiac Catheterization, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Health Village Imaging, The Diabetes Self Management Program, ElderMed, Nutritional Services, Volunteer Services, Lifeline, Fitness programs, and the CPR Center and more.
Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call SOCHConnect at 609-978-3400.