Upstate News

July 10, 2003
Doretta Royer 315 464-4833

University Hospital’s HealthLink offers free health seminars in July

Nutrition labels, hepatitis C and women and heart disease are among the topics presented by University Hospital’s HealthLink series this month. All presentations are free and open to the public and are held at HealthLink, located in the lower level of ShoppingTown Mall. July’s presentations are:

“What You Need to Know about Hepatitis C.” Kathryn Same, RN, will cover the risk factors, screening, and common myth surrounding this infectious disease. Thursday, July 17, 6 to 7 p.m.

“Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) for the Medicare Beneficiary.” University Hospital business manager Barb Smith will answer questions and regarding the influence of the ABN on medicare beneficiaries. Monday, July 21, 3 to 4 p.m.

“Making Food Labels Work for You.” Clinical educator Donna Ferguson will discuss the ins and outs of nutrition labeling while providing tips of how to make smart food choices. Wednesday, July 23, 2 to 3 p.m.

“Using your ?Meds’ Wisely.” Roy Guharoy, director of pharmacy services, will discuss the dangers surrounding over the-counter and herbal remedies. Thursday, July 24, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

“STDs and Vaginal Health.” Marjorie Ostrander, RN, will discuss vaginal health in relation to sexual behavior and sexually transmitted diseases. Thursday, July 24, 6 to 7 p.m.

“Women and Heart Disease.” Lisa C. Kozlowski, M.D., discusses the differences between the men and eight million women who have this disease as well as treatment options and risk factors. Thursday, July 31, 2 to 3 p.m.

To register for any of the seminars, call Health Connections at 315-464-8668.

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