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Takoma Regional Hospital to offer informational lectures in May

Posted on Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:12 am

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Takoma Regional Hospital in Greeneville has several informational lectures planned for May.

 On Thursday, May 2, Keema Greenlee, community liaison for Takoma’s Center for Inpatient Physical Rehabilitations, will discuss hip fractures at a lecture from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center.

 “Falls can lead to nursing home admissions and increased mortality,” Greenlee said. “But there are some good tips to avoid falls, as well as lower your risk for hip fractures.”

 The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

 Elizabeth Fiser, a women’s health physical therapist at Takoma, will discuss a common condition during a lecture on Monday, May 13 at the hospital’s Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center.

 Bladder control problems are not just for the elderly. Women and men of all ages can have urinary incontinence.

 “More than 25 million Americans — or one in four women suffer from urinary incontinence,” Fiser explained. “Bladder problems have a huge impact on the quality of our lives. It can be embarrassing and limit what we do socially.”

 During the lecture, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 11, Fiser will discuss treatments for urinary incontinence.

 Reservations for the lecture are requested, but not required. To register, call Louisa Hammer at 423-636-0308.