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Northside offers free screenings, conferences in Feb., March
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This artists rendering shows the property Northside Hospital has bought in Dawson County. - photo by For the Dawson Community News

Northside Hospital recently released a schedule of upcoming screenings, conferences and other community events open to the public.

 

Northside Hospital stroke screening

What: Northside Hospital is offering a free community stroke screening to help you identify your risk factors and what you can do to reduce your chance of having a stroke.

When: 9 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, Feb. 8

Where: Northside Hospital Forsyth Bennett Education Center, at 1200 Northside Forsyth Drive, in Cumming

More info: 404-851-6550

 

Prostate screening

What: Prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood tests will be available to men between 45 and 75, who have never had prostate cancer or a PSA blood test in the last 12 months, are eligible to participate in the screening. Qualified interpreters will be available free of charge, with advanced requests. Pre-registration is required.

When: 5:30-8 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 20

Where: Northside Hospital Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology – Forsyth, at 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 140, in Cumming

More info: 404-531-4444

 

Strollin’ 4 the Colon

What: A 5K Walk/Run for colorectal cancer awareness, benefitting cancer patients at Northside Hospital Gwinnett. Trophies will be given to the top overall male and top overall female winners as well as the Masters Male and Master's Female winner.

When: 8 a.m., on Saturday, March 1

Where: Sugarloaf Mills Mall, at 5900 Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville

More info: strollin4thecolon.com

 

Built to Quit

What: Northside Hospital Cancer Institute will host a six-week Built to Quit course, offering the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking® program to help participants learn the hazards of smoking and using tobacco products, the benefits of quitting, and strategies and skills to cope with urges. The course is led by a certified facilitator and includes behavioral therapists, nutritionists and respiratory therapists who will provide support and guidance. Participants receive nicotine replacement therapy (if qualified) and a hard copy curriculum with a meditation CD. Classes are conducted primarily in a group setting, with face-to-face interaction that allows participants to learn from each other’s experiences. Lunch or dinner is provided. Online classes also are available upon request.

When: Afternoon classes are available at Northside Hospital campuses in Atlanta, Canton and Cumming, with evening classes also available in Atlanta and Cumming.

Where:

More info: 404-780-7653, smokingcessation@northside.com

 

Sports Medicine For All conference

What: The Sports Medicine for All conference is a comprehensive program that strives to bridge the gap between science and practice, presenting practical strategies to improve interventions and optimize patient care of athletes and active people of all ages and skill levels. Topics will include overuse vs. exercise deficiencies, new treatment interventions and return to sport initiatives, unique risk factors and injuries of the weekend warrior, evidence-based concussion protocols, identifying cardiovascular risks with strenuous strength training and conditioning, orthobiologics indications and outcomes, and the role of performance nutrition. Registration is required.

When: Saturday, March 7

Where: Alpharetta Conference Center at Hotel Avalon, 9000 Avalon Blvd., in Alpharetta

More info: northside.com/SportsMedConference

 

Northside Hospital skin cancer screening

What: The Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is offering a community skin cancer screening, at no cost, to emphasize the importance of skin safety. Medical professionals will provide a brief skin assessment in a private setting. You must be 18 or older to participate. Qualified interpreters will be available free of charge, with advanced requests. Pre-registration is required.

When: 6-8 p.m., on Thursday, March 19

Where: Northside Hospital Forsyth at 1100 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 140, in Cumming

More info: 404-531-4444