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PHH offering joint health education, August 16

Posted: Friday, July 29, 2016

Keeping joints healthy and maintaining mobility is a big concern for most of us as we get older. As your partner in health, Parkview Huntington Hospital will present a free education program, “Taking care of your joints,” on Tuesday, August 16, at 8 a.m., in the classrooms on the lower level of the hospital.

The program – which provides helpful information on arthritis, exercise and stretching, the role of nutrition in fighting inflammation, surgical and non-surgical treatments for joint pain, and other topics – was also presented to audiences on May 24 and again on June 7. So many area residents have expressed interest in that “Taking care of your joints” program that a third educational session has been added to give more people the chance to attend.

“Taking care of your joints” features a talk by Steven Wynder, MD, left, Parkview Physicians Group – Orthopedic Surgery, respected expert on joint health and knee and hip replacement surgery. He is joined in the presentation by Megan Bobay, RDN, CD, center, registered dietitian; and Cory Fornal, PT, physical therapist; both of Parkview Huntington Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Wellness department. Questions are welcome.

The information presented on August 16 will be the same information covered in the two earlier programs.

As an added convenience, a Parkview MyChart specialist will be on hand to help guests who are not already MyChart users create their own MyChart accounts. The simple process takes only a few minutes. MyChart users can access lab results and other information in their personal electronic health records whenever and wherever they have Internet service, plus refill prescriptions. Send questions to their Parkview Physicians Group physicians and more.

Healthy breakfast options and educational materials will be provided at the August 16 program. Seating is limited. Call (260) 355-3311 by August 10 to reserve your spot. Early reservations are recommended due to the popularity of this program.

Shown in the photo is Dr. Steven Wynder talking with a group at Parkview Huntington Hospital.