Mercy to Present Program on PAD

Mercy to Present Program on PAD

Posted on: September 17, 2010

Canton, Ohio: Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) affects about 8 million American men and women over the age of 40. Usually caused by atherosclerosis, PAD narrows arteries in the legs, limiting blood flow to the muscles. Join Mercy vascular surgeon, Jeffrey Prem, M.D., as he presents a community health lecture entitled, “PAD: Understanding Your Risk and Treatment Options”, on Thursday, September 30, 6:30 p.m. inside Mercy Medical Center’s Mercy Hall Auditorium.

 
PAD can result in leg pain and ulcers, as well as increasing your risk of stroke and heart attack. The risks can be greatly reduced through knowledge and understanding of the risk factors as well as recognition of the disease. This event is free but reservations are requested. Light refreshments will be served. Seats may be reserved by calling the Mercy Healthcare Connection at 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662.
 
FREE PAD Screenings
 
Join Mercy for FREE PAD screenings which will evaluate blood flow to the legs as well as your risk for PAD. These screenings will take place at the following locations during the listed dates and times:
 
Friday, October 8 – Mercy Health Center of Tuscarawas County
Friday, October 15 – Mercy Health Center of Jackson
Friday, October 22 – Mercy Health Center of Carrollton
 
All PAD screenings are held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Registration is encouraged – call 330-489-1333 or 1-800-223-8662 to reserve your spot. Walk-ins are welcome, however, appointments will take precedence.
 
Mercy Medical Center
 
Mercy Medical Center, a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System, operates a 476-bed hospital serving Stark, Carroll, Wayne, Holmes and Tuscarawas Counties and parts of Southeastern Ohio. It has 620 members on its Medical Staff and employs 2,500 people. Mercy operates outpatient health centers in Carrollton, Jackson Township, Lake Township, Louisville, North Canton, Plain Township and Tuscarawas County. A Catholic hospital, Mercy Medical Center upholds the mission and philosophy of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and continues to be responsive to the needs of the community. For more information, see cantonmercy.org.
 
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