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High school students interested in learning about careers in the medical field are invited to attend Medical Explorers on Sept. 17 at 6 p.m., at Southeastern Med, 1341 Clark St., in Cambridge.
Medical Explorers provides young adults with the chance to learn about a variety of medical careers from healthcare professionals, as well as participate in hands-on activities designed to familiarize them with a specific aspect of medicine.
"It's an excellent opportunity for our area youth," said Marti Reed, advisor for Medical Explorers. "Many of our students came to Medical Explorers unsure if they wanted a career in the medical field. After attending the sessions, they were able to make the necessary plans for their future education and career. I have enjoyed helping these young people start down their educational path. I am also very proud of our professionals here at Southeastern Med who are willing to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for their various careers. Medical Explorers allows students to view, behind the scenes, what each department's role is in the Medical Center."
Explorers must be at least 14 years old in grades 9-12 to participate. Monthly meetings will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 22; Nov. 19; and Dec. 17. The cost to of the program is $15. For more information or to request a registration packet, please call Marti Reed at 740-439-8168.
The fourth annual Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run raised $13,649.50 for Southeastern Med’s Power Me Pink program, which helps Cambridge-area patients in their fight against breast cancer. These funds will be used to provide mammograms, transportation to and from treatment, and other services to alleviate some of the burdens they face during their treatment.
Not only did we beat our $10,000 goal, we doubled the amount raised in 2013.
The Breast Cancer Awareness Poker Run is organized by the Armed Forces Motorcycle Club, and participants come from all over the country. More than 170 people joined us for this event, and participation grows every year.
Southeastern Med would like to thank the Armed Forces Motorcycle Club, the Cambridge community, and all the individuals and businesses who donated their time, money and goods to support this worthy cause.
On Wednesday, September 3, 2014, the Southeastern Med Auxiliary will be hosting a community health screening event to help raise funds to provide equipment to enhance patient comfort and improve the facilities available at Southeastern Med.
Southeastern Med Auxiliary is dedicated to enhancing patient care through community fundraisers. This year the Auxiliary members chose to further enhance their community efforts by providing a fundraiser that will also directly benefit those underinsured and uninsured of the community, ages 18 and older.
The event begins at 7 a.m. and will conclude at 9 a.m. The event consists of a Health Profile Screening for $50. This screening includes a complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid profile, and hemoglobin A1C. Participants may choose to also have a TSH (thyroid) and / or a PSA (prostate) screening performed for $15 each. The Health Profile screening package requires a 10 to 12 hour fast. Those participating can still take any morning medications as usual with small sips of water only.
Registration for this health event begins at 9 a.m. on Wednesday August 20, by calling 740-435-2900. No walk-ins are permitted. The event will be held at the Community Health Link at 1205 Clark Street, Cambridge, OH. The Community Health Link is located on the corner of Clark Street and Edgeworth Avenue.
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured above are (l to r) Jessica, Joss, Eric, and Cori Snyder. Eric, Southeastern Med nurse practitioner, volunteered to take part in the dunk tank with proceeds benefiting the United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties. At the end of the event, Snyder’s wife and daughters threw a whipped cream pie in his face as part of the United Way fundraiser. Southeastern Med is pleased to support The United Way and all they do to benefit our community!
PHOTO CAPTION: Pictured below are Shawn Anderson and Addy Uran attempting to dunk Dr. Stephany Moore, cardiologist, at Southeastern Med’s Grill Day. All of the proceeds from the event directly benefit those served by The United Way of Guernsey and Noble Counties.
By Cathy Morrow
I always had difficulty breathing, but I chalked it up to seasonal allergies and didn’t think much of it for years. Recently I struggled to breathe, even when I was just making the bed or unloading groceries. I talked with my physician, Dr. Courtney Bonner, and she referred me to a pulmonary specialist, Dr. Eyad Mahayri.
Dr. Mahayri ordered a CAT scan, which revealed I have a condition called bronchiectasis. My airways are wide and scarred, probably because of an infection I had a long time ago.
Part of my treatment included exercising at Southeastern Med’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab center three times a week. I was always scared to exercise because I couldn’t breathe well. This program not only got me moving, it also helped me learn how to breathe more efficiently. Plus, I had the support of the rehab team who showed me how to use the equipment and made sure I was exercising safely.
My life is a lot more active now. I exercise six days a week, and I still go to the center on three of those days. I enjoy taking long walks, so my favorite machines are the NuStep, the treadmill and the elliptical trainer.
Thank you, Southeastern Med, for every breath.
About Southeastern Med’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Center
The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program serves people who are recovering from a serious cardiac disease or are living with a chronic respiratory disorder. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of each individual through medically-based recommendations. Typically, those experiencing cardiac and pulmonary problems begin the program through a physician referral.
Individuals take part in a twelve week program involving exercise and breathing retraining, emotional support, and health education. Participants come to the facility three days a week and use quality fitness equipment under medical supervision. In addition to exercising, participants receive weekly education from experts in areas such as nutrition and medication management. There’s also a special exercise course every week that includes instruction and practice with various types of strength training. The program is usually covered by most insurance programs.
For more information about Southeastern Med’s Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation program, speak with your physician, or call the Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department at 740-439-8528 or 740-439-8297.