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New Cancer Screening Guidelines Posted July 16, 2018

The American Cancer Society (ACS) has released new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening guidelines, including the age screenings should begin for colorectal cancer. Previously, the screening age for a person at average risk was 50. The new guidelines have reduced that age to 45.

By lowering the screening age, the goal is to detect colorectal cancer earlier in patients who are at an increased risk for the disease. Even with advances in detection and treatment, colorectal cancer is the number one abdominal malignancy that affects both men and women. Roughly 1 in 20 Americans will develop this cancer, and getting a colonoscopy can help in the detection and treatment of it.

Last year, the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that colon cancer rates increased from 1 percent to 2.4 percent annually since the mid-1980s among adults ages 20 to 39. For the 39 years encompassed in the study, rectal cancer rates grew 3.2 percent annually for adults ages 20 to 39.

Colon and rectal cancer have, historically, affected older men and women. But the most recent research shows an increase in the number of adults in their 20s and 30s who are being diagnosed with these cancers, particularly rectal cancer.

Individuals already at an increased risk for colorectal cancer as a result of their lifestyle or family history may need to begin screenings at an earlier age. Individuals should talk to their health care provider about risk factors and what age they should begin screenings.

People who are at high or increased risk for colorectal cancer can include those with a family or personal history of colon or rectal cancer or colorectal polyps; a family or personal history of other cancers, including ovarian, uterine, gastric, and breast; a history of inflammatory bowel disease; and a personal history of radiation to the abdomen or pelvic area as a result of cancer treatment.

The ACS' new guidelines also issue recommendations about colorectal cancer screening methods. While colonoscopy remains the gold standard for both the detection and treatment of colorectal cancer and precancerous polyps, other options are available.

In its new guidelines, the ACS recommends choosing from six different types of screening tests. Screenings include a highly sensitive fecal immunochemical test, a highly sensitive guaiac-based fecal occult blood test, multi-targeted stool DNA tests every three years, a colonoscopy every 10 years, a virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography) every five years, and flexible sigmoidoscopy every five years.

These screening recommendations are for every patient, and it does not matter which method they choose. However, if a test is positive, people should make sure to follow up with their health care provider, as they will then require a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy can detect potentially cancerous polyps and lesions before they develop into cancer or a more progressive form of cancer.

If an individual notices any of the symptoms of colorectal cancer, regardless of their age or health status, they should call their health care provider. Symptoms include a change in bowel habits, like diarrhea or constipation; rectal bleeding; blood in the stool; abdominal pain or cramping; weakness and fatigue; and unintended weight loss. Timely treatment can affect the choice of treatment options and survival.

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LG Health Receives Donation July 11, 2018

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Cancer Support Group To Meet July 5, 2018

WellSpan will host a Cancer Support Group from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17, at the WellSpan Ephrata Cancer Center, 460 N. Reading Road, Ephrata. The group shares information, offers support, and provides resources and strategies for those living with cancer and their caregivers.

The group is open to the community. No preregistration is required. For more information, readers may call 717-721-4835.

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Wellness Center Slates Classes July 5, 2018

The Wellness Center of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital will offer programs to manage diabetes. To register, readers may call 717-721-8790.

Taking Charge of Your Diabetes will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 25 to Aug. 29, at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center, 63 W. Church St., Stevens. The class provides people who have diabetes with essential day-to-day skills for better blood sugar control. The program will include 10 hours of group instruction, initial assessment with a registered dietitian and registered nurse, and follow-up. A family member or friend may attend as a support person. Cost varies by insurance provider.

Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 11 and 18, at the WellSpan Garden Spot Health Center, 435 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland. The program will focus on preventive strategies such as healthy eating, portion control, label reading, and physical activity. There is a cost to attend.

Diabetes Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, at the WellSpan Garden Spot Health Center, 435 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, and at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24, at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center, 63 W. Church St., Stevens. The program is free.

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WellSpan Posts Health Classes July 5, 2018

The Wellness Center of WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital will host lifesaving and wellness classes. Classes will all be held at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center, 63 W. Church St., Stevens. There is a fee for each class. To register, readers may call 717-721-8790.

Basic Life Support - CPR will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, July 17. This course will cover adult and pediatric CPR, two-rescuer scenarios and use of a bag mask.

Heartsaver Adult, Child and Infant CPR with AED Training will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 18, and from 8 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 23. This course teaches CPR and relief of choking and instruction on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED).

Heart Saver First Aid will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24. The course is designed to meet requirements of childcare worker and/or emergency response teams. Participants will learn how to respond and manage an emergency.

The Tobacco Free Living Series will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, July 19 through Aug. 30. The free program will include group interaction and support. Individual consults are also available.

Safesitter Training will be offered in two sessions, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, July 13, or on Monday, July 23. Participants ages 11 to 14 will learn babysitting skills, CPR techniques, injury prevention, and more.

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Memory Loss Group To Meet July 3, 2018

The Memory Loss Support Group will meet on Monday, July 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room at Lancaster General Health Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. A program on "The Nuts and Bolts of Medicaid" will be presented.

For information, readers may call Shelby Swartley at 717-544-3280.

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Support Group Slates Meeting July 3, 2018

The Lancaster Lewy Body Dementia Support Group will meet on Tuesday, July 10, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the third floor conference room at the LGHP Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster. A doctor will speak on "Parkinsonism, What Does This Include?"

The group is open to persons with Lewy body dementia and their care partners. Registration is required by calling 717-544-3539.

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Mobile App Aids Mothers-To-Be July 3, 2018

WellSpan Health offers a new mobile app to help expectant mothers more easily follow their care plan and access customizable resources and educational content during their pregnancy. In addition to the latest resources and educational content, the Babyscripts app allows expectant mothers to access their prenatal health care professional's care plan through simple, weekly tasks, and tracking.

The app is the latest way WellSpan supports soon-to-be mothers and their families. This new mobile platform will serve as a complement to the care provided by the women's health team at WellSpan in a way that keeps patients engaged while reducing the number of checkup appointments needed.

WellSpan launched the Babyscripts app to pregnant patients in WellSpan OB/GYN practices across the region. For more on maternity care at WellSpan, readers may visit www.wellspan.org/maternity.

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Support Group Slates Meeting July 3, 2018

The Penn State Cancer Institute Bladder Cancer Support Group will hold a meeting at Penn State Medical Center, University Conference Center, Campus Drive, Hershey, on Saturday, July 14, at 10 a.m.

The meeting will feature the department from Penn State Cancer Institute Center Stage Arts in Health, which will present the program "Music in Rhythm."

All Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute bladder cancer patients and family members are invited. For more information, readers may contact Theda at 717-531-3038 or tshaw1@pennstatehealth.psu.edu.

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Community Blood Drives Scheduled June 22, 2018

Penn Medicine LG Health will sponsor community blood drives throughout Lancaster County. All blood collected during these drives stays in Lancaster County. Blood donors must be in good health, age 16 or older, and weigh at least 110 pounds. No appointments are needed.

Community members may also self-schedule appointments to donate at the Penn Medicine LG Health Blood Donor Center at the Suburban Pavilion, 2104 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, by calling 717-544-0170 and choosing option 1, or by visiting www.lghealth.org/giveblood. The Blood Donor Center hours are Mondays from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Appointments are suggested at the donor center to reduce wait time.

Blood donors will be received from 2 to 7 p.m., unless otherwise noted. Blood drives will be held on Tuesday, July 3, at Caernarvon Fire Company, 2145 Main St., Churchtown; on Thursday, July 5, at Providence Township, 200 Mount Airy Road, New Providence; on Thursday, July 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The Women and Babies Hospital, 690 Good Drive, Lancaster; on Tuesday, July 17, at Bart Fire Company, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville; on Thursday, July 19, at Yoder's Market, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland; on Tuesday, July 24, at Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church, 111 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville; on Wednesday, July 25, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lancaster General Hospital, 555 N. Duke St., Third Floor Balcony, James Street, Lancaster; on Thursday, July 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LGHealth Burle Industries, 1004 New Holland Ave., Building 12A, Lancaster; and on Tuesday, July 31, at Bareville Fire Company, 211 Main St., Leola.

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Hospice Names Mount Joy Campus June 21, 2018

Hospice & Community Care's campus located at 4075 Old Harrisburg Pike, Mount Joy, was named the E.E. Manny Murry Center during an official dedication on June 14. The naming came after a gift from the E.E. Murry Family Foundation. The Bob Fryer and Family Inpatient Center and the Pathways Center for Grief and Loss, both located on the Hospice & Community Care campus, will continue to hold their names, but the overall campus is now named the E.E. Manny Murry Center. Friends and family attended the dedication, where Hospice & Community Care leadership gave remarks prior to the sign unveiling.

E.E. Manny Murry was a Lancaster County native, local and national construction leader, and well-known philanthropist. He established the E.E. Murry Family Foundation in 1974 and was a supporter of Hospice & Community Care. Although never served by hospice, Manny appreciated the care hospice provided to others. Wes Murry, Manny's grandson, leads the foundation and was at the dedication to talk about his grandfather and what the gift to hospice means to the foundation.

The naming event also included a reception on the grounds. The menu included many foods Manny loved, including Labor Day Auction milkshakes.

Hospice & Community Care is a hospice provider that has been serving patients at the end of life and their families since 1980. For more information, readers may visit www.hospicecommunity.org or follow @HospiceComCare on social media.

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EMS Awards Bestowed June 20, 2018

Geisinger Holy Spirit presented the 2018 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Awards on May 25 during the Harrisburg Senators game.

Recipients of awards for outstanding community service were Matthew Hauck, Silver Spring Ambulance, and Michael Mistishen, Minersville Good Will EMS.

Hauck was nominated for going beyond his responsibilities as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and a supervisor. He aims to educate himself and others, including community members, on how EMTs can assist with community outreach.

Mistishen was nominated for bringing advanced life support services to the area and for forming connections in the community to improve the level of care. He also comes in from home to transport the Life Flight and to keep the advanced life support unit in service.

Twelve EMS personnel from throughout central Pennsylvania were nominated by family, friends, and peers for the awards. Other nominees included Curt Alleman, Yellow Breeches EMS; Todd Bashore, East Pennsboro Police Department (retired); Jason Beddia, Holy Spirit EMS - A Geisinger Affiliate; Rex Carmichael, Holy Spirit EMS - A Geisinger Affiliate; Derek Jordan, Holy Spirit EMS - A Geisinger Affiliate; Jim Lesher, Goodwill Hose Company; Emily Saldana, New Bloomfield Medic 1; Michael Shaffer, Holy Spirit EMS - A Geisinger Affiliate/Life Flight; Matt Siko, Elysburg Ambulance; and Charlene Wood, Holy Spirit EMS - A Geisinger Affiliate.

The presentation of the EMS Awards closed out National EMS Week, which celebrates EMS practitioners and the work they do in local communities.

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Bone Density Screenings Available June 1, 2018

Geisinger Holy Spirit will offer free bone density screenings on Wednesday, June 13, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to noon at Weis Markets, 4525 Valley Road, Enola, and on Thursday, June 28, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Weis Markets, 1195 Lowther Road, Camp Hill. The screenings location will be by the pharmacy department.

Geisinger Holy Spirit imaging services staff will perform a simple heel scan that may detect early signs of osteoporosis. Weis Markets staff will provide information on osteoporosis prevention and treatment and how to develop a diet that promotes bone health.

No registration is necessary, and screenings will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, readers may call Geisinger Holy Spirit at 717-972-4289.

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WellSpan Slates Programs May 31, 2018

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital will host a variety of classes. Unless otherwise noted, readers may register for the programs by calling 717-721-8790.

WellSpan will hold a program and support group meetings focused on weight management and bariatric surgery. Both sessions are free. To register or for more information, readers may call 717-721-8795.

The Bariatric Surgery Support Group will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 14, at WellSpan Cocalico Health Center, 63 W. Church St., Stevens, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, June 22, at the Ephrata Rail Trail's Fulton Street parking lot in Ephrata. The group is for people who have undergone or who plan to have bariatric surgery.

Surgery for Weight Loss will meet from 7 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 20, at the Brethren Village, Fieldcrest Great Room, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster. The free seminar will provide an overview of the WellSpan Bariatric Surgery program, including preoperative education and surgical procedures, medical weight management, and patient expectations and outcomes.

Two diabetes education programs will be offered.

Diabetes Care and Prevention: Little Steps Go a Long Way will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 19, at The Exploratorium at Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata. Designed for people with diabetes and pre-diabetes and people who are at an elevated risk, the free program will offer simple tips to live a healthier life.

Taking Charge of Your Diabetes will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, June 25 to July 30, at the WellSpan Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave., Ephrata, in the conference rooms. The class will provide people who have diabetes with day-to-day skills for better blood sugar control. The program will include 10 hours of group instruction, an initial assessment, and a follow-up. A family member or friend may attend as a support person. The cost will vary by insurance provider.

Other wellness programs will also be offered.

Heartsaver Adult, Child and Infant CPR with AED Training will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Monday, June 11, at at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center. Attendees will learn CPR and relief of choking for adults, children and infants. The class will include instruction on the AED. There is a fee.

A grocery store tour will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at Weis Markets, 331 N. Reading Road, Ephrata. A dietitian will share information about reading food labels and comparison shopping. There is a nominal fee.

A free WellSpan HealthTalk will take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, at the Ephrata Health Pavilion. The topic will be "Is It Hernia?" Attendees will learn about hernia symptoms and surgery, and private screenings will be available following the presentation. Registration is required by calling 855-237-4222 by June 14.

A Basic Life Support/CPR training will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center. Topics will include adult and pediatric CPR, two-rescuer scenarios, the use of a bag mask, and foreign body airway obstruction. The classes will also include instruction on the automated external defibrillator (AED). There is a fee.

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Community Blood Drives Posted May 16, 2018

Lancaster General (LG) Health will sponsor community blood drives each month throughout Lancaster County. Blood donors must be age 16 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. Blood that is collected stays in Lancaster County to benefit members of the local community. No appointments are needed.

Community members may also schedule appointments to donate at the Lancaster General Health Blood Donor Center in the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, 2104 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, by calling 717-544-0170 and choosing option 1, or by visiting www.lancastergeneralhealth.org/blood. The Penn Medicine LG Health Blood Donor Center hours are from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Blood drives will receive donors from 2 to 7 p.m. Blood drives will take place on Tuesday, June 5, at Bareville Fire Company, 211 Main St. (Route 23), Leola; Wednesday, June 6, at White Horse Fire Company, 111 White Horse Road, Gap; Thursday, June 7, at Mellinger's Mennonite Church, 1960 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster; Tuesday, June 12, at Lancaster General Hospital, 555 N. Duke St. Third Floor Balcony, Lancaster; Wednesday, June 13, at Bird-in-Hand Fire Company, 313 Enterprise Road, Bird-in-Hand; Wednesday, June 20, at Kinzer Fire Company, 3521 Lincoln Highway East, Kinzers; Thursday, June 21, at Intercourse Fire Company, 10 N. Hollander Road, Intercourse; Tuesday, June 26, at Yoder's Market, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland; and Wednesday, June 27, at Hosanna Church, 29 Green Acre Road, Lititz.

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Students Take Part In Health Care Academy May 9, 2018

Geisinger Holy Spirit in Camp Hill hosted 50 students from five counties on April 20 at the annual Future of Health Care Academy.

The daylong program provided ninth- and 10th-grade students from Cumberland, Dauphin, Juniata, Mifflin, and Perry counties with an opportunity to experience health care careers. Students visited four stations: allied health, EMS, nursing, and wound care.

The Future of Health Care Academy is made possible by a donation from Select Medical through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development's Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. Geisinger Holy Spirit is designated as an Educational Improvement Organization (EIO) with the EITC program. The tax credit program funds additional educational opportunities for public and private school children while providing tax credits to donating businesses.

To find out more about the EITC program and the benefits offered through Geisinger Holy Spirit, readers may contact Crystal Quintin at 717-909-3375 or caquintin@geisinger.edu.

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WellSpan Slates Classes, Events May 2, 2018

WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital will host a variety of classes. Unless otherwise noted, readers may register for the programs by calling 717-721-8790.

Taking Charge of Your Diabetes will be offered twice. Individuals may choose to attend from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesdays, May 9 to June 13, at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center, 63 W. Church St., Stevens, or they may attend from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesdays, May 29 to July 3, at the WellSpan Brossman Health Center, 136 Lake St., Ephrata. The class will provide people who have diabetes with day-to-day skills for better blood sugar control. The program will include 10 hours of group instruction, an initial assessment with a registered dietitian and a registered nurse, and a follow-up. A family member or friend may attend as a support person. The cost will vary by insurance provider.

Pre-Diabetes and Diabetes Prevention Classes will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Mondays, May 14 and 21, at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center. The program will focus on preventive strategies such as healthful eating, portion control, label reading and physical activity. There is a fee to participate. WellSpan hosts a variety of diabetes education programs.

WellSpan will also host support group meetings.

The Diabetes Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 10, at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center. The program is free.

The Bariatric Surgery Support Group will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on May 10 at WellSpan Cocalico Health Center. The monthly support group provides education, motivation and support for both pre-surgery and post-surgery bariatric patients. For more information or to register, readers may call 717-721-8795.

The Cancer Support Group will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, at the WellSpan Ephrata Cancer Center, 460 North Reading Road, Ephrata. The group will share information, offer support, and provides resources and strategies for people living with cancer and for their caregivers. The group is open to the community and meets on the third Tuesday of each month. The program is free, and no preregistration is required. More details are available by calling 717-721-4835.

WellSpan will offer three life saving classes at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center.

Two identical Basic Life Support/CPR trainings will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 14 and from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 30. Topics will include adult and pediatric CPR, two-rescuer scenarios, the use of a bag mask, and foreign body airway obstruction. The classes will also include instruction on the Automated External Defibrillator. There is a fee.

Heart Saver First Aid - Adult will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 23. Attendees will learn how to respond to and manage an emergency. There is a fee.

Heartsaver Adult, Child and Infant with AED Training will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on May 9. Attendees will learn CPR and relief of choking for adults, children and infants. The class will include instruction on the Automated External Defibrillator (AED). There is a fee.

Families may participate in Purposeful Play: Vision Development from 6 to 7 p.m. on May 10 at the WellSpan Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave., Ephrata, in the Conference Rooms. Designed for families with children from newborns to age 2, the session will offer tips on how to educate children in a playful environment. Free supplies will be provided for families in attendance. Registration is required by calling 717-738-MOMS or visiting www.planttheseedoflearning.org.

Two HealthTalks will take place in May. The talks are free, but registration is required by calling 855-237-4222. Shoulder Pain? Relief is Within Your Reach will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on May 15 at The Exploratorium at Ephrata Public Library, 550 S. Reading Road, Ephrata. Women and Sleep: The Mysteries, Challenges and Solutions will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, at the WellSpan Ephrata Health Pavilion, 175 Martin Ave., Ephrata.

Additional activities will include the Safe Sitter Training program from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 19, at the WellSpan Cocalico Health Center. The class will include instruction in babysitting skills, techniques in CPR, injury prevention and management, sitter safety information, child care essentials, and behavior management. The program is designed for sitters between the ages of 11 and 14. There is a fee.

A grocery store tour will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 14 at Weaver Markets, 2610 N. Reading Road, Adamstown. A WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital registered dietitian will share information about reading food labels and comparison shopping to save money and make healthier choices. There is a nominal fee.

Surgery for Weight Loss will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16, at the WellSpan Ephrata Health Pavilion. The free seminar will provide an overview of the WellSpan Bariatric Surgery program, including preoperative education and surgical procedures, medical weight management, and patient expectations and outcomes. For more information or to register, readers may call 717-721-8795.

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Support Group Plans Meeting May 2, 2018

The Memory Loss Support Group will meet on Monday, May 14, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at Lancaster General Health Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, located on Harrisburg Pike in Lancaster. Ashley Avenoso, a speech language pathologist, will speak on the topic "How Speech Therapy Helps Persons With Dementia."

The Memory Loss Support Group meets on the second Monday of each month. For more information, readers may call Shelby Swartley at 717-544-3280.

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LG Health Blood Drives Planned May 2, 2018

LG Health will sponsor community blood drives each month throughout Lancaster County. Blood donors must be age 16 or older and weigh at least 110 pounds. Blood that is collected stays in Lancaster County to benefit members of the local community. No appointments are needed.

Community members may also self-schedule appointments to donate at the Lancaster General Health Blood Donor Center in the Suburban Outpatient Pavilion, 2104 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, by calling 717-544-0170 and choosing option #1, or by visiting www.lancastergeneralhealth.org/blood. LG Health Blood Donor Center hours are from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Mondays and from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Blood drives will receive donors from 2 to 7 p.m., unless noted otherwise. Blood drives will take place on Wednesday, May 2, at Caernarvon Fire Company, 2145 Main St., Churchtown; Tuesday, May 8, at Bart Fire Company, 11 Furnace Road, Quarryville; Wednesday, May 9, at Providence Township, 200 Mt. Airy Road, New Providence; Thursday, May 10, at Victory Church, 1827 Freedom Road, Suite 103, Lancaster; Wednesday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Burle Industries, New Holland Avenue, Building 12A, Lancaster; Thursday, May 17, at Yoder's Market, 14 S. Tower Road, New Holland; Tuesday, May 22, at Hosanna Church, 29 Green Acre Road, Lititz; Thursday, May 24, from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LGH, 555 N. Duke St. Third Floor Balcony, Lancaster; Tuesday, May 29, at Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church, 111 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville; and Thursday, May 31, at Alliance Church of Elizabethtown, 451 Cloverleaf Road, Elizabethtown.

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Abuse Prevention Campaign Posted April 25, 2018

In recognition of National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, the Pinnacle Health Foundation is participating in Pinwheels for Prevention, a nationwide campaign that brings awareness to the many ways we can help prevent child abuse. For every $10 donated to the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign via the Pinnacle Health Foundation, a pinwheel will be placed on the lawn of the UPMC Pinnacle Children's Resource Center (CRC) to honor the community's generosity.

The UPMC Pinnacle CRC is a nationally accredited child advocacy center that serves children in the community who are suspected of having suffered sexual or physical abuse, or who have witnessed violence. The CRC has treated more than 10,000 children since opening its doors in 1994, and works to connect children and caregivers with the critical mental health and social services needed to begin the healing process.

To donate, readers may visit www.UPMCPinnacle.com/Pinwheels.

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