Health news

December 1, 2012


Registered pharmacist Mary Ann Brown is available to answer questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 724-873-5893.

Free medication record to list prescription and over-the-counter medications being used is available by calling the Community Relations Department at 724-873-5835.

Through Canonsburg General Hospital’s Speaker Series, physicians and other health-care professionals can present a program on a variety of health-related topics at no cost. For a copy of the Speaker Series brochure, call 724-873-5835.

Community health programs offered at the hospital can be found at

Physician access line is 877-284-2000 and is available between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Medivan service, operated by Canonsburg Ambulance, is available to residents who need transportation to Canonsburg General Hospital for testing or surgery. The service cannot accommodate patients in wheelchairs. Rides must be scheduled at least one day in advance. To schedule, call 724-745-6911.

Blood pressure screenings are provided from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Canonsburg Community Health Care Center, 36 E. Pike St. Call 724-873-5835.

Ask the Doctor shows are available online by accessing


Breast Cancer Support Group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-258-1704.

Innovations in Acid Reflux Disease will be presented at 6 p.m. Monday at Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. Call 724-258-1333 to register.

Baby Care class will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at Mon-Vale HealthPLEX. For more information, call 724-258-2229, ext. 25.

Free bone-density screening will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at Healthy Directions at Finleyville Giant Eagle. No appointments are necessary. For more information, call 724-348-6699.

Stroke Support Group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday in the Education Conference Center at Monongahela Valley Hospital. For more information, call 724-258-1455.

Healthy eating supermarket tour will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Healthy Directions at Finleyville Giant Eagle. A registered dietitian will lead the tour. To register, call 724-258-1483.

Health-care professionals from the hospital and Southwestern Pennsylvania Human Services Inc. are available to make free presentations to service clubs, church groups, senior citizens organizations and others who request programs. To schedule a speaker, call 724-258-1234.

Physician Referral Service Guide is available on the hospital’s website,


Cancer-care specialists are available to evaluate needs, provide information, guidance and support, identify resources and navigate the health-care system. For more information, call St. Clair Hospital’s cancer-care specialist at 412-942-5082.

Diabetes Education Center offers group classes and one-on-one appointments, addressing a comprehensive range of topics. Diabetes management plans are developed with patients and their physicians, taking into account each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Insulin pump training is provided. For more information, call 412-942-2151.

Free occult blood-test kits for colorectal cancer can be obtained by calling the cancer center at 412-942-5082.

A smoking cessation program offers classes anindividual counseling. For more information, call 412-942-2008.


Breast-feeding Support Group meets from 6:30 to 8 p.m. the last Monday of each month, except May and December, in the Community Room at Washington Hospital. To register, call 724-250-4476.

Stroke Support Group meets from 4:30 to 6 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the occupational therapy apartment, fourth floor, at Washington Hospital. To register, call 724-229-2449.

Free health and wellness information is available in the Ruth York Morgan Health Education Learning Place at Washington Hospital. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call 724-223-3144.

Teen Outreach programs at Washington Hospital include:

• Echo – a home-based early intervention program for children in fourth through eighth grades.

• Parents and Daughters – for girls 9 to 12 years old.

• Parents and Sons – for boys 10 to 14 years old.

• Pregnant and Parenting Teens – supportive and educational services for teens.

• Teen Father Program – for fathers up to 22 years old.

Some programs include a fee. For more information, call 724-222-2311.

Prenatal classes are baby care, breast-feeding and prepared childbirth. There is a fee, but many insurance plans will offer some reimbursement. Call 724-223-3173 early in pregnancy.

Cardiac rehabilitation programs are available. For more information, call 724-250-6288.



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