By Karen Motosicky
Published: Friday, Jan. 4, 2013,
Laser therapy for prostate to be PriorityCare topic
Allegheny Valley Hospital's PriorityCare program is hosting a free lecture about a new treatment option for enlarged prostrate.
Dr. Rong-Chung Lin, a board-certified urologist, will present “GreenLight Laser Therapy: A New Option for Enlarged Prostate Treatment” at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at the hospital in Harrison.
GreenLight Laser therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that allows rapid urine-flow improvement, quick return to normal activities and reduced complications.
When men reach their mid-50s, their chances of experiencing bothersome urinary symptoms increase. In many cases, a physician will find that an enlarged prostate, also called Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia or BPH, is the cause.
Lin is on staff at the hospital.
Space is limited. Call 877-433-2873 to register.
Destination Wellness offers program for CPR renewal
Upcoming programs at Allegheny Valley Hospital's Destination Wellness at Pittsburgh Mills, Frazer, include:
BLS for Healthcare Provider CPR Renewal will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Jan. 14. If you have a course-completion card from within the past two years for a health-care provider CPR class, you can take the renewal course.
The class covers the information in the health-care provider class in an abbreviated format.
Receive a card valid for two years upon completion. Fee is $30 including manual. Call 724-274-5202 to register. Class size is limited to eight.
Highmark Senior Products Seminar will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 15. Compare features of HMO, PPO and Part D plans, learn how to save money, and make sure you have prescription-drug coverage. A sales representative will be available. Call 800-978-6590 to register. Class size is limited to 50.
— Staff reports
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