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2013 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Hosts Community Health Seminars in Pinellas County
10/17/2013
CLEARWATER, Fla., (Oct. 17, 2013) - Morton Plant Mease health experts invite the community to attend free health seminars in November focusing on diabetes, digestive health, and childhood obesity. The health seminars will be presented at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers.

Wise Dining: Eating with Diabetes
Wednesday, Nov. 6
10 a.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1&2, 601 Main St., Dunedin

A registered nurse/certified diabetes educator will discuss making the right food choices when eating out for people who have diabetes.

Digestive and Colorectal Health
Thursday, Nov. 12
Noon
Bardmoor Medical Arts Building, Conference Center, Room 120, 8839 Bryan Dairy Road, Largo

Join surgeon Kurt Erickson, MD, to learn about common digestive and colorectal issues including colon cancer, polyps, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and the surgical treatment options for these disorders.

Playing Unplugged
Wednesday, Nov. 13
6:30 p.m.
Ross Norton Park Recreation Center, Classroom, 1426 S Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater

Join pediatrician Greg Savel, MD, as part of the Parent Power Lecture Series to learn how to encourage creative play and outdoor activities in the fight against childhood obesity.

Sleeping Well as We Age
Wednesday, Nov. 13
12:30 p.m.
YMCA of the Suncoast, Teen Room, 1005 S Highland Ave., Clearwater

As we get older, our bodies change, and these changes can affect our sleep. Join neurologist Diana Pollock, MD, for a discussion that will include sleep problems, treatment options, and lifestyle suggestions to help you get a good night’s sleep.

Emotional Eating
Wednesday, Nov. 13
5:30 p.m.
Dunedin Community Center, The Elliott Room, 1920 Pinehurst Road, Dunedin

Eating to feed a feeling, not fuel a hungry body, is emotional eating. Much of what we consume when we eat emotionally is high in fat and calories. Christina Franco, MD, will help attendees learn to distinguish between physical hunger and emotional eating, and find ways to overcome empty calorie consumption.

Digestive and Colorectal Health
Thursday, Nov. 14
Noon
YMCA of the Suncoast, Teen Room, 1005 S Highland Ave., Clearwater

Join surgeon Thomas Tirone, MD, to learn about common digestive and colorectal issues including colon cancer, polyps, diverticulitis, hemorrhoids, and the surgical treatment options for these disorders.

Optimal Diabetes Diet with Exercise
Wednesday, Nov. 20
10 a.m.
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

A certified diabetes educator and registered dietitian will discuss meal planning for diabetes for the patient who exercises.

Balance and Sciatica
Wednesday, Nov. 20
Noon
Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Join neurosurgeon Carrie Shulman, MD, to learn about the causes of back and balance problems, and the treatment options available as part of the Wellness Wednesday Lecture Series.


To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit: www.BayCareEvents.org

About Morton Plant Mease
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.
BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.


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