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By Karen Motosicky
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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