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Health programs, support groups

Posted by boston.com  February 21, 2014 10:00 AM

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The following was submitted by Addison Gilbert Hospital:

Free Blood Pressure Screening Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers – February 26
 
A free blood pressure screening is held at Lahey Outpatient Center, 480 Maple Street, Danvers, on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Cafe at the Center.  Appointments are not necessary and all are welcome and invited to attend.  The Cafe is located inside the main entrance to the right.
 

Initial Evaluation for Free Lung Cancer Screening at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers
 
An initial evaluation for a free Lung Cancer Screening will be held on Tuesday, March 4 from 11 a.m. -     2 p.m. at the Lahey Outpatient Center, 480 Maple Street, Danvers.  The evaluation will be held in the Cafe located inside the main entrance of the center.
 
Beverly Radiology Associates and Beverly Hospital are offering a free low-dose chest CT screening to individuals who meet the established National Comprehensive Cancer Network's (NCCN) high-risk criteria.  Persons between the ages of 50 and 74 who have smoked at least an average of one pack of cigarettes per day for twenty-years, may meet the criteria and qualify for a free screening.   To learn if you meet the criteria for the screening, an initial assessment is required and will be held on    March 4.  Those who meet the criteria will be provided a date, time and location for a free CT scan.
 
Appointments are not necessary and the initial evaluation takes just a few minutes.  It is not necessary to be a resident of Danvers to participate.  All are welcome and invited to attend.
 
While private insurers and the Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) do not currently cover low-dose CT lung screening, and most hospitals charge a self-pay of at least $350. for this screening, Beverly Hospital is determined to help bring awareness and accessibility of this testing to all people at high-risk at no charge.
 
 

THE SCREENING DOES NOT OBLIGATE YOU TO RETURN TO A BEVERLY HOSPITAL FACILITY FOR ANY FURTHER SCREENINGS, FOR FURTHER EVALUATION OF ANY FINDINGS, OR ANY OTHER SERVICES THAT BEVERLY HOSPITAL PROVIDES.  THIS SAME POINT HAS BEEN EMPHASIZED IN OUR CORRESPONDENCE WITH YOUR REFERRING PHYSICIAN.

 

  
Chronic Pain Support Group at Beverly Hospital at Danvers
To resume again on April 1
 
A free Chronic Pain Support Group is held each Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Lahey Outpatient Center,  480 Maple Street, Danvers. 
 
The program is facilitated by George Beilin, Ed.D, Licensed Psychologist.   To register or
for further information, please call 978-922-6613.
 
 
Weight Management Program
Beverly Hospital at Danvers
 
The Weight Management Program at the Lahey Outpaient Center, Medical and Day Surgery Center, located at 480 MapleStreet, Danvers, is dedicated to making weight loss goals
obtainable through a medically-dedicated weight loss program.
 
The program begins with a comprehensive evaluation by the Weight Management Team consisting of: Nursing assessment, nutrition assessment and exercise assessment. Together with your doctor, the program is tailored to you.
 
Through education, exercise and counseling, this program can help identify and modify risk factors.   Adverse health conditions associated with obesity include:  diabetes, cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, high serum cholesterol, cancer, respiratory difficulties, muscular and skeletal problems.
 
A physician referral is required to participate in the Weight Management Program.  For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call 978-304-8424.   You may also visit the
 
 
Smoking Cessation
 
Smoking Cessation programs at Lahey Outpatient Center, Danvers
 
The lifestyle Management Institute located at Lahey Outpatient Center, 480 Maple Street, Danvers, is now offering two programs tailored for your needs.
 
Individual Counseling with a certified tobacco treatment specialist.  One-on-one counseling designed for those that may need a more individual approach and may want to consider pharmaceutical aids.   The fee for a 30-minute session is $35. (some insurance carriers cover this, check with yours).  Please call 978-304-8301 to register or for further information.
 
American Lung Association “Freedom From Smoking Program”
 
This is a group program which provides different smoking cessation techniques.  Group support is a key part of this program.  This a eight-week program.
 
The program includes studying your smoking habits, building motivation, winning strategies, stress management, weight control active fun and exercise and assertive communication.
 
This program is held at Lahey Outpatient Center, 480 Maple Street, Danvers in Conference Room A located inside the main entrance.  To register or for further infomation, please call 978-304-8020.
 

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