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L+M Hospital launches new wellness series Wednesday, October 11

Monday, October 9, 2017

New London, CT – October 9, 2017 – Lawrence + Memorial Hospital will kick off a new six-part Wellness Series Wednesday, October 11, with a discussion about concussions presented by Jonathan Piposar, MD.

All programs, which are free and open to the public, are held in Baker Auditorium at the hospital’s main campus at 365 Montauk Avenue. The six part series will cover a variety of health topics and are presented my members of the hospital’s medical staff.

While the programs are free, seating is limited. To reserve a seat, please call 1-800-562-2537 or visit lmhospital.org.

Dates, topics and presenters include:

October 11 – 5:30 pm

Sports Medicine – Concussions: From the Connecticut Sidelines to the NFL
Jonathan Piposar, MD, orthopedics
Learn more about concussions in sports and their concerns and complications, as well as how to decrease risk.

October 19 – 5:30 pm

Heart Smart: Taking Control of Your Cardiovascular Health
David Brill, MD, cardiology; Ralph Debiasi, MD, cardiology; Brian Cambi, MD, interventional cardiology
Learn more about heart disease, risk factors and tips on living a heart-healthy lifestyle.

October 26 – 5:30 pm
Breast Cancer Screening and Early Detection: Maintaining Breast Health
Jane Kanowitz, MD, medical oncology; Sarah O’Connell, MD, radiology
Learn more about breast cancer screening and the importance of early detection.

October 30 – 5:30 pm
Parkinson’s Disease: Making Sense of Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment Options
Maria Moro-de-Casillas, MD, neurology
Nearly one million people are living with Parkinson’s. Learn more about the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of this neurological disease.

November 9 – 5:30 pm

Lung Cancer Screening: No Longer a Smoke Screen
Louis Mazzarelli, MD, radiology; Jane Kanowitz, MD, medical oncology; Peter Morgan, MD, behavioral medicine and smoking cessation; Frank Detterbeck, MD, thoracic surgery; John Stahl, MD, radiation oncology
Our panelists will provide an opportunity to learn about the importance of lung cancer screening.

November 14 – 5:30 pm

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and Other Hand Conditions
Sepehr Sajjad, MD, hand surgery
Learn more about treatment options for carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger and other hand conditions.

Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, a member of Yale New Haven Health, is a non-profit, 280-bed general and acute care hospital providing patient care to medical, surgical, pediatric, psychiatric and obstetrical patients in southeastern Connecticut and southern Rhode Island since 1912. Lawrence + Memorial offers cardiac acute, step-down and rehabilitation programs and is the only eastern Connecticut hospital that performs emergency and elective angioplasty. www.lmhospital.org

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