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Unity Health System Let’s Talk Health Series Expands

Unity Health System Let’s Talk Health Series Expands

Rochester, N.Y. (February 2, 2011) – Unity Health System is pleased to announce it has expanded its popular Let’s Talk Health series. These exclusive health events for our community include free health information and screenings followed by an informational seminar led by a leading expert. Light refreshments will be provided. Below are details about the first half of this year’s series:

Wednesday, Feb 9 - Joint Replacement

3:30 - 4 p.m.  Health information and screenings

4 - 5 p.m.  Robert Little, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon, Joint Replacement Center at Unity Hospital, will discuss new joint replacement options and treatments, and the latest technology in the field.

Sweden Senior Center, 133 State Street, Brockport, NY.

Wednesday, March 9 - Headaches and Migraines

6 - 6:30 p.m.  Health information and screenings

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Headache specialist Catherine LaVigne, M.D. of Unity’s Department of Rehabilitation and Neurology, will talk about the latest trends and treatment options for severe or frequent headaches and migraines.

Woodland Village Community Room, 1477 Long Pond Road, Rochester.

Thursday, April 28 - Back and Neck Pain

6 - 6:30 p.m.  Health information and screenings

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Mary Dombovy, M.D., medical director of the Spine Center at Unity Hospital, will moderate a session on treatment options for back and neck symptoms. The panel of experts will include: Jennifer Gargano, M.D.; Paul Maurer, M.D.; Joanne Wu, M.D.; Brian Justice D.C.; and Jan Scott, physical therapist.

Mario's Italian Steakhouse, 2470 Monroe Ave., Rochester.

Wednesday, May 11 - Alzheimer's and Dementia

6 - 6:30 p.m.  Health information and screenings

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.  Reynold Golden, M.D., division chief of Geriatrics at Unity Hospital, will discuss the latest trends and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Woodland Village Community Room, 1477 Long Pond Road, Rochester.

Wednesday, June 8 - Living with Arthritis

6 - 6:30 p.m.  Health information and screenings

6:30 - 7 p.m.  Everett Weiss, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon at the Joint Replacement Center at Unity Hospital, will discuss the evaluation and treatment options for patients with arthritis.

Mario's Italian Steakhouse 2470 Monroe Ave. Rochester.

The events are free and open to the public. Seating for the seminars is limited. To register, visit www.unityhealth.org/letstalkhealth or call 585-368-3000.

About Unity Health System:

At Unity Health System you’ll find the friendliest and most compassionate people dedicated to providing the best possible health care experience. We have over 70 locations in Rochester and Monroe County, including Unity Hospital in the town of Greece and the Unity St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester. Key programs include our Joint Replacement Center, Family Birth Place, Spine Center, Diabetes Center, Chemical Dependency, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, plus the area’s most comprehensive range of services for older adults. ACM Medical Laboratory is the world’s fifth largest provider of clinical trials testing, with locations in western New York, York, England, and lab partnerships across the globe. Our shared commitment to delivering health care the way it should be is reflected in our 98% overall patient satisfaction rating.

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