HEALTH briefs

Ranson physicians to discuss breast cancer: Breast cancer will be the topic of a free community mini-medical school program put on this month by University Healthcare and the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center.
Dr. Angela Oglesby of the Women’s Health Center in Ranson and Dr. Thomas Alewine, a radiologist at Jefferson Medical Center, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the West Virginia University Byrd Health Sciences Center on the campus of Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg.
The speakers will discuss early detection, prevention and surgical techniques that treat the cancer. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. with the hour-long program to follow. Light refreshments will be served when the seminar ends.
To learn more or to register, call 304-264-1287, ext. 31760.

Heart disease screenings set: With stroke and heart disease as the leading cause of death in the United States, University Healthcare is offering prevention screenings this fall.
Recommended for those 35 and older, the $50 procedure includes a cholesterol screening, carotid ultrasound and rhythm evaluation. The screenings will be offered Tuesday and Nov. 5 at Berkeley Medical Center.
Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include family history, smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity and physical inactivity. For details or to schedule an appointment, call 304-596-5750.
– Christine Miller Ford

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