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Health

Monongahela Valley Hospital’s (MVH) Clinical Nutrition and Diabetes department received a gracious donation from District 14-M of the Lions Club International, which includes 44 clubs in four counties of Western Pennsylvania.

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Anthony Cuneo, M.D.,Ph.D., a physician with The Orthopedic Group, will host a free talk about non-surgical treatments for low back pain on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6 p.m., in the Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center.

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Allegheny Health Network’s Jefferson Hospital is the first hospital in Allegheny County and one of just 68 in the entire United States to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Perinatal Care Certification, a symbol of quality that reflects Jefferson’s commitment to upholding standards that are critical to improving and maintaining the health of newborns and their mothers.

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Washington Health System (WHS) recently announced that the first phase of the new CARE Center for Family Birth and Women’s Health, inside WHS Washington Hospital, is complete. Patients were moved onto the postpartum and recovery side of the unit on Sept 3rd, 2019. Read more...

Monongahela Valley Hospital sponsors a variety of informative programs every month. Many of the events are held in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center (ECC).


 Tuesday, October 1 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (1 of 3)

9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive Tuesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Wednesday, October 2 — Is Weight Loss Surgery Right For You?

6 p.m., ECC. Bariatric surgery is an option for people who want to lose 100 pounds or more. This free information session is designed to give those individuals struggling with weight loss the facts to choose their best option. To learn if you are a candidate for this surgery, join Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., as he discusses this topic in detail. To register, call 724-258-1333 or visit https://www.monvalleyhospital.com/registration.asp.   

Wednesday, October 2 — Managing Your Diabetes Night Class (1 of 3)

6 – 8 p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive Wednesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Thursday, October 3 — Innovations in Medidcine: Treatments In Acid Reflux

6p.m., ECC. This education program is designed to educate you about acid reflux, the disease that causes it and the treatments available. Arshad Bachelani, M.D., will discuss Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease (GERD),  a digestive disorder that causes acid reflux – when the contents of the stomach flow back into the esophagus. This leads to heartburn, difficulty swallowing, regurgitation of food and cough, to name a few. Long term GERD can lead to complications in the esophagus that can make swallowing difficult, cause an ulcer or the cause development of precancerous cells. Dr. Bachelani will talk about treatment options available that include medications as well as surgery. To register, call 724-258-1333.    

Tuesday, October 8 — Managing Your Diabetes Morning Class (2 of 3)

9 – 11 a.m., ECC. This education program is designed to help you with diabetes self-management. You will learn, “What is diabetes?” Other topics include the importance of controlling your blood sugars, diabetes medications, lifestyle changes, meal planning and methods to reduce your risk of complications. The program is three consecutive Tuesdays. Registration is required at least one week prior to the start date of class by calling 724-258-1483.

Tuesday, October 8 — Alzheimer’s Support Group

6 - 8 p.m., ECC. This free support group meets once a month. It is designed to help the families, friends and caregivers of those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia. Discussion topics incl

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