Geisinger physicians to present sports injury seminars
Orthopaedic surgeons Drs. Meagan Fernandez and Daniel Feldmann will present two sports injury prevention seminars that address the most common injuries suffered by young athletes - knee and shoulder injuries.
Both seminars will take place at Geisinger-Lycoming, 780 Broad St., Montoursville.
Fernandez will present "Play it Safe: Prevent ACL Injuries" at 6 p.m. today. The seminar will focus on anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries, prevention and treatments. Knee stability evaluations will be provided.
Feldmann, chief of sports medicine at Geisinger Medical Center, will present "Don't Get Sidelined by a Sports Injury" at 6 p.m. March 21. He will discuss shoulder injury risks, prevention and treatment options. Also on the agenda are shoulder evaluations and proper throwing demonstrations.
To register for one or both of the free seminars, call 800-275-6401 or visit www.geisinger.org/events.
Osteoporosis screening offered
PENNSDALE - A quick and painless ultrasound heel screening that measures bone density level will be held Wednesday at the LifeCenter in the Bon-Ton/JCPenney wing of the Lycoming Mall. A $25 fee is required.
To schedule an appointment, call 877-883-4791.
Weight loss class scheduled
Solley Health First Chiropractic Center, 580 E. Third St., will begin its sixth year of holding the Total Immersion Weight Loss class on Saturday. It is designed for people to want to get off unwanted medications, decrease cholesterol naturally, lose up to 30 pounds in 30 days, increase energy, decrease stress and feel great.
The class features a new format that includes five interactive lectures over six weeks, healthy recipes, free unlimited exercise classes and motivational emails.
A fee applies. For more information, call 322-2225.
University to present program on health and body image
MANSFIELD - A comedic and dramatic educational program about health and body image, called "36/24/36," will be presented at 7:30 p.m. March 20 in Mansfield University's Straughn Hall. It is free and open to the public.
Using both comedy and drama, 36/24/36 explores the slippery slope from health and body image, to dieting and exercise, to obsession, depression and eating disorders.
The live theatrical production illuminates the powerful message that eating disorders are not about the food.
Nursing exam set
TOWANDA - The practical nursing program at the Northern Tier Career Center, 120 Career Center Lane, will administer a pre-entrance exam at 8:15 a.m. March 21 and April 11.
To register, call Tina at 265-8113.