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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to Sheila Mesulam, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. All briefs are printed on a space-available basis.