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Good Samaritan Hospital Offers a Series of Free Health Information Lectures

February 28th, 2014

Good Samaritan Hospital offers a free lecture series, “Good Sam University.” The     format features a monthly lecture in three categories: “Food For Thought,” showing the impact of     nutrition on a person’s health at every stage of life; “Women’s Wellness,” addressing women’s health     issues; and “Aging Gracefully,” providing expert advice on topics related to health and wellness in the     senior years. The program is sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union, with additional support from     media sponsor WALK FM.

Speakers include physicians and allied health professionals from Good Samaritan’s expert staff. These     free community lectures are designed to educate the community, raise awareness and to help explain risk     factors, methods of diagnosis and treatments. February lectures are:

Wednesday, March 5, 12 Noon
Watch Your Step
Ariana Zaza, MPAS, PA-C, Physician Assistant
Babylon Public Library, 24 South Carll Avenue

Falls are the most common cause of injuries among senior citizens. Falls account for 87% of all fractures
among people aged 65 years or older and for seniors, fractures are the most serious consequence of falls.     Learn how to best prevent and treat falls in the older adult.

Thursday, March 13, 7:00 pm
Colorectal Cancer: The Signs―Are You at Risk?
Tara Dawn Martinez, DO, Surgeon
Villa Monaco Restaurant , 778 Montauk Highway, West Islip
*10% off dinner for lecture attendees with reservations between 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Have you ever thought about your risk for colon cancer? Did you know that getting a colonoscopy, a     type of colon cancer screening test, may also prevent cancer? Is getting tested for colon cancer right for     you? Our seminar will help answer these questions and more.

Thursday, March 27, 6:00 pm
Food Myths Busted
Cathleen C. Davis, MS, RD, CDN, Nutritionist
West Islip Fire Department, 309 Union Blvd

Every other week, new research claims one food is better than another, or that some ingredient yields     incredible health benefits. Behind most food and nutrition myths, there’s a kernel of truth. Join us as we separate the science from the silliness.

For more information or to register, please call (631) 376-4444.


Colleen Valdini
Manager, Public and External Affairs
(631) 376-4483