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2013 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Hosts Community Health Seminars in Pasco County
10/17/2013
NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla., (Oct. 17, 2013) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend free health seminars in November focusing on safety, heart disease, and stomach health. The health seminars will be presented at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers.

Safety, Security, and Peace of Mind
Tuesday, Nov. 5
11 a.m.
Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center (Trinity), First Floor Conference Room, 2101 Trinity Oaks Blvd., New Port Richey

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) are easy to use and offer an extra measure to keep you or your loved one safe and secure when living alone. BayCare Home Care offers personal emergency response systems for a free 60-day trial period in several options to fit your individual needs. All units will be demonstrated and displayed.

Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?
Thursday, Nov. 7
Noon
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center, Conference Rooms 2&3, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey

Heart Disease is the leading cause of death for Americans, according to the American Heart Association. Cardiologist George Dagher, MD, will discuss the importance of knowing your numbers and controlling your risk factors.

Extremity Injuries in Child Athletes
Thursday, Nov. 7
Noon
Morton Plant Mease Outpatient Center (Trinity), Community Room, 2102 Trinity Oaks Blvd., New Port Richey

Orthopedic surgeon Jennifer Swaringen, MD, will discuss topics including shoulder dislocation, Little Leaguer's shoulder, common fractures of the clavicle, shoulder and wrist, and common finger injuries.

Stomach and Colorectal Health
Wednesday, Nov. 13
10 a.m.
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey

Join surgeon Eric Borock, MD, to learn about common causes of stomach pain and gastrointestinal distress. Ailments such as acid reflux, chronic constipation, and irritable bowel syndrome will be discussed. Discover what diagnostic testing and treatment options are available for digestive health issues in this lecture, which is part of the SHARE Series.

What is a Heart Attack?
Thursday, Nov. 21
Noon
Morton Plant North Bay Hospital, Bekesh Education and Conference Center, Conference Rooms 2&3, 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey

Some heart attack symptoms are mild and start slowly, while other symptoms can be intense and sudden. Cardiolgist Parag Patel, MD, will discuss what a heart attack is, the importance of early detection, and the latest treatment options for heart attacks using stents.


To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org

About Morton Plant North Bay Hospital
Established in 1965, Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is a 154-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. Morton Plant North Bay has received the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for Primary Stroke Care from the Joint Commission. Morton Plant North Bay Hospital is located at 6600 Madison St., New Port Richey, Fla.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.


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