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Speaking of Men’s Health

man at beachWhat do cardiology, internal medicine, oncology and orthopaedics have in common? They’re all specialties that will be represented at Lexington Medical Center’s June physician lecture, “Speaking of Men’s Health.” The free lecture will be held on Monday, June 23 at 6:00 p.m. inside the Lexington Medical Park 1 Auditorium on the hospital campus.

Four Lexington Medical Center physicians will speak on a panel during the lecture. They are David K. Lee, MD of Southeastern Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Bradley W. Word, MD of The Columbia Medical Group, James L. Wells III, MD of Lexington Oncology and William W. Brabham, MD of Lexington Cardiology. Each will speak about topics related to their specialties. The topics will include knee replacement, shoulder injuries, heart attacks, cardiac arrhythmias, vitamins, types of cancer, staying in shape as we age, and more. Then, members of the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions.

The event is free to the public. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, call Lexington Medical Center Community Outreach at (803) 936-8850.

“Speaking of Men’s Health” is part of the hospital’s monthly lecture series featuring medical topics that are important to our community. For more information on Lexington Medical Center events, visit LexMed.com.

Weighing your Weight-Loss Surgery Options

Obesity is an epidemic in South Carolina and around the nation. One of the options to consider for losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle is weight loss surgery. In the video below, Dr. Gray Hughes of the South Carolina Obesity Surgery Center at Lexington Medical Center talks about patients who can benefit from weight loss surgery.

For more information, visit SCObesity.com

Stroke – Every Second Matters!

Dr. Francisco Albert, hospitalist at Lexington Medical Center, was on WLTX this month talking about stroke. South Carolina is in the region of the country known as the “Stroke Belt” because of our high incidence of stroke. Lexington Medical Center is certified as a Primary Stroke Center and has won the “Get With the Guidelines – Gold Plus Award” for stroke form the American Heart Association for its excellent care of stroke patients. May is Stroke Month.