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A Lot Going on at Newton Wellesley Hospital: Free Prostate Cancer Screening, Free Diabetes Event, HopeWalks and More!

Newton Wellesley Hospital I Love Newton MAWe are lucky to have a first class hospital in our midst. Newton Wellesley Hospital is part of Partners Healthcare System which includes Mass General Hospital, MassGeneral Hospital for Children and Brigham and Women’s Hospital which are all world class hospitals. Newton Wellesley Hospital also offers FREE services including Prostate Cancer Screen, Diabetes Education, flu clinics and more. They are a stalwart supporter of HopeWalks and will be walking in our neighborhoods for this great event.

 Upcoming Events

1) FREE Prostate Cancer Screening

Newton-Wellesley Hospital will offer a free prostate cancer screening on Tuesday, September 20, 5:00-7:00 pm, in the Wikstrom Surgical Center, located at 2014 Washington Street, Newton. The screening is sponsored by Newton-Wellesley Hospital urologists.

According to the Prostate Cancer Education Council, a non-profit coalition of physicians, health educators, scientists, and patients, prostate cancer is second only to skin cancer as the most common type of cancer among American men. Among men who have a family history of prostate cancer, chances of contracting the disease increase by 50 percent.

Doctors say the best way to beat prostate cancer is by detecting it at its earliest stage. Jeffrey S. Lamont, MD, Chief of Urology at Newton-Wellesley, states, “Early detection and treatment of prostate cancer can lead to complete recovery. If caught early, survival rates are 90 percent or higher.”

Dr. Lamont recommends that men over the age of 40 should be screened annually. Screenings take about 10 minutes and include a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test and a digital rectal exam (DRE) done by a trained professional. “Prostate examinations take only minutes,” says Dr. Lamont. “Men should make it a priority to get screened – an annual prostate exam can save a man’s life.”

Appointments are required. To take advantage of the free screening at Newton-Wellesley,call 617-243-5900 or email carefinder@partners.org.

2) FREE Diabetes Event

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is hosting a free Diabetes Health Event on Wednesday, September 14 from 7-8:30pm. The lecture will be held in the Hospital’s Shipley Auditorium on the second floor, located at 2014 Washington Street, Newton.

The event will feature a lecture entitled Diabetes and Eye Disease: What You Should Know, with Marc Leibole, MD, Ophthalmologist, Newton-Wellesley Hospital. Dr. Leibole is the Official LASIK provider of the Boston Red Sox. Following Dr. Leibole’s talk, Meryl Lindenberg, RD, CDE, will discuss The Mediterranean Diet for Heart Health and Diabetes.

Attendees will have an opportunity to enter a raffle to win EITHER two tickets to a Boston Red Sox game OR an autographed ball. Must be present to win. The event is free and registration is encouraged by calling 617/243-6144.

3) HopeWalks 

The Newton-Wellesley Hospital Charitable Foundation will hold its second annual HopeWalksevent on Sunday, September 25, 2011. HopeWalks is a 3.5 mile neighborhood walk to benefit the Integrative Support Services offered at the Vernon Cancer Center. These life-enhancing services for cancer patients optimize healing and comfort throughout treatment. Newton-Wellesley Hospital wants to make these services available to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. Last year’s inaugural event drew over 1,400 participants and 108 teams and raised more than $280,000.

4) FREE Flu Clinics

FREE flu shot clinics will be posted on our site soon at www.nwh.org/community.

p.s. To find a physician, please call CareFinder, the Newton Wellesley Hospital physician referral line, at 617.243.6566 or email at carefinder@partners.org.

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  1. Rachel K says:

    Please note: the link included in the above posting is incorrect. For more information about Newton-Wellesley Hospital’s HopeWalks event on Sept. 25, please go to:

    http://www.nwh.org/hopewalks

    Thanks!!!

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