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West Jefferson to Host Annual Men’s Health Day

West Jefferson Medical Center will hold its annual Men’s Health Day on Thursday, June 20, 2013. The hospital will provide free prostate cancer, blood pressure, glucose, and BMI screenings. The event is free. While all spaces have been filled, a waiting list is available should there be cancellations. To reserve a place on the waiting list for Men’s Health Day call (504) 349-1789 or fill out the form available on wjmc.org/menshealth.

Men’s health is important especially because of the unique health risks that men face. Prompt detection of medical needs can prevent the development of more problematic issues in the future. Early treatment can save lives.

Men are encouraged to discuss their health risks and preventative health screening needs with their physicians. “We’re gratified for the very positive response to our annual Men’s Health Day, Registered Nurse Vanessa Batson says. “While the Men’s Health Day is a special event, we also provide other educational offerings throughout the year including the wellness programs offered by the West Jeff Fitness Centers.” Pre-registrants are reminded to arrive between 4:30 PM and 5:00 PM.

What: Men’s Health Day

When: Thursday, June 20 • 5pm

Where: West Jefferson Medical Center Hospital Auditorium

1101 Medical Center Blvd. Marrero, LA 70072

The American Urological Association announced new prostate cancer screening guidelines in May. The new guidelines including the importance of shared-decision making will be available. A short talk with urologist Dr. Wesley Bryan on new prostate screening guidelines will begin at 5:30pm. If you’re not attending the talk and would like to learn more about the new guidelines, visit http://www.auanet.org/education/auaguidelines.cfm or speak with your doctor.

Pre-registrants will also be invited to take part in a door prize drawing for a barbecue grill provided by Home Depot and a football autographed by NFL Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson. The Winner of door prize need not be present