Health Briefs: news from the community

Health seminars

The following free health seminars will be held at Physicians Regional Healthcare System, 6101 Pine Ridge Road, Naples:

7 p.m. Thursday Dr. R. Rick Bhasin, a neurosurgeon, will talk about living with back pain.

5:30 p.m. Aug. 16 Dr. Thomas Bass will discuss incisionless surgery for severe heartburn.

6:30 p.m. Aug. 16 Dr. Thomas Bass will discuss weight loss surgery options.

6 p.m. Aug. 18 Dr. Robert Zehr will discuss what’s new and what works for painful knees and hips.

Registration is required at (888) 914-7328.

Open house

CHS Healthcare will celebrate National Health Center Week with the following open houses:

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, the Marion E. Fether Medical Center, 1454 Madison Ave., Immokalee

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, CHS/FSU Primary Care, 1441 Heritage Blvd., Immokalee.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Creekside Pediatrics, Polaris Building, 1265 Creekside Parkway, Naples.

All the open houses will feature activities, refreshments, tours and educational health materials. Information: 658-3187

Wish list

The Mental Health Association of SW Florida sent out a wish list for its office and received the following: Carpet for the back offices from John Taylor of Carpet One; mirror for the powder room and area rug for the multi-purpose room from Dr. Cheryl Kasprzak; prints and posters for the entire office from Mr. and Mrs. Peter Bos; and 20 chairs for the group room from Trinity-by-the-Cove Episcopal Church.

Deadline for Health Briefs is 10 a.m. Thursday. Email to smesulam@naplesnews.com or mail to Sheila Mesulam, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. All briefs are printed on a space-available basis.

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