Men’s Health Events Scheduled

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St. James Parish Hospital is excited to announce a week of wellness events during September in celebration of men’s health and prostate cancer awareness month.

On Wednesday, September 23rd at 7:30am, the hospital will be hosting its first annual Men’s Health Breakfast Social “Morning Call with Dr. Boyd” which will offer a free breakfast, a wellness presentation, free screenings (cholesterol, blood pressure and BMI) and door prize drawings throughout the event. Dr. Clay Boyd, urologist at St. James Urology Clinic, will be the featured speaker. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Boyd is an extremely knowledgeable presenter.

In addition to the breakfast event, St. James Parish Hospital is offering $5 PSA (prostate specific antigen) screenings from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday, September 21st through Friday, September 25th. PSA screenings are simple blood tests that do not require fasting. Participants can register in the main hospital lobby. Cash or checks will be accepted.

“When addressing many diseases, it is extremely important to catch issues as early as possible. We realize that the chance of survival is drastically increased when cancer is detected in its beginning stages; therefore, we work hard to offer both screenings and education to the community,” said Carolyn Bossier, RN, Education Coordinator at St. James Parish Hospital.

21-Sep-2015 to 25-Sep-2015

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