Men’s Health Fair draws record crowd

The 23rd annual Men's Health Fair set a record last weekend, drawing 850 5119MensHealthFair310x153 men to the event. Of those, 407 had labs drawn, with 28 found to have elevated PSAs. Another 91 had high cholesterol and 84 had elevated glucose; 96 men had low testosterone and 13 had abnormal thyroid levels. Also, 329 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank. Thank you to the six physicians who participated from Urological Associates, the NeuroSpine Center and Southern Clinic, and to the 75 volunteers who helped.

In the photo, Wendy Press, Cardiac Rehab, measures the body fat analysis of a health fair participant.

AMEC students training at SAMC

Eight third year osteopathic medical students are starting their clinical 5391AMECStudentGroup310x153 rotations at SAMC. The Alabama Medical Education Consortium (AMEC) students are, front row, from left:  Cailin McDeed, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Mallory Kimsey, Nova; Jennifer Reppucci, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, Ga. campus (GA-PCOM); and Krelin Naidu, GA-PCOM; back row: Alok Shrestha, GA-PCOM; Michael Nellamattathil, GA-PCOM; Craig Oliver, GA-PCOM; and Fortune Ojeanor, GA-PCOM.

Patient Care Connect representatives on WTVY’s Live at Lunch

Joyce Pybus (center) and Patsy Culverson, patient navigators from 5385BuddyCheckFour310x153 SAMC's Patient Care Connect Navigation Team, visited live on the air last Monday with WTVY's Devon Sellers (left). The two were interviewed during a recent broadcast of Live at Lunch from the SAMC campus about services offered through Patient Care Connect. They outlined how recently diagnosed cancer patients age 65+ could benefit from the program. Patient Care Connect's goal is to provide support and education to every cancer patient age 65 and older at SAMC. Navigators provide knowledge, coordination and focus in order to help patients make the right decisions at the right time regarding their care.