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 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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