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Community Health Programs Help You Take Charge of Your Health

December 11, 2013

Make 2014 the year for better health. Somerset Medical Center’s Community Health Department offers a variety of free education programs to help you take charge of your health.

Upcoming events include:

  • Somerset Medical Center will present “10 Commandments for a Healthy Lifestyle” on Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 10 to 11 a.m. in AMC Theatres at Bridgewater Commons mall. Perry Wolk-Weiss, DC, DACBOH, director of the Get Well Center and Tia Hagins, a registered dietitian who is the community nutritionist at Somerset Medical Center, will present simple and empowering concepts on exercise, nutrition, stress management and spirituality that initiate change and remotivate individuals toward staying well. The first 100 participants will receive a free copy of the “10 Commandments for a Healthy Lifestyle.” Pre-registration is required by calling 908-203-6234 or visiting
  • Learn more about “Nonsurgical Interventions for Uterine Fibroids” on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Somerset Medical Center’s Fuld Auditorium, 110 Rehill Ave., Somerville. Discover the causes and symptoms of uterine fibroids, the health implications of untreated ones, the correlations between fibroids and uterine cancer, diagnostic tools and surgical and nonsurgical treatments, including a revolutionary minimally invasive procedure to treat uterine fibroids. Presenters include Gregory Hirsch, MD, obstetrician and gynecologist, and Pavan Khurana, MD, vascular interventional radiologist. Free. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-203-6234 or visiting
  • Get your son or daughter ready for spring training with tips from Somerset Medical Center’s sports medicine team on “Peak Performance for the Throwing Athlete” on Tuesday, Jan. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Somerset Medical Center Urgent Care, 751 Route 206, Hillsborough. The free seminar will be presented by Ryan Stevens, certified athletic trainer, and Jeff Erickson, physical therapist, both of Somerset Medical Center. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-685-2814.
  • Somerset Medical Center endocrinologist George Stamataros, MD, will present “Metabolic Mysteries: How Do Undiagnosed Thyroid Conditions Affect Your Health?” on Friday, Jan. 24 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Raritan Valley Country Club. Discover how your thyroid impacts your weight, moods and hormones; the causes of various thyroid problems such as hypo- and hyperthyroidism and cancer; the thyroid’s link to diabetes and heart disease; prevention strategies including weight-loss solutions; diagnostic tests and innovative treatments. Lunch is included. Free. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-203-6234 or visiting
  • Did you know that there is a connection between vision problems and cardiovascular disease? Learn more at Somerset Medical Center’s free program on “Blurred Lines: Visual Disruption with Cardiovascular Consequences” on Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Somerville Elks. Daniel Wachtel, MD, an ophthalmologist at Somerset Medical Center, and Julie DeVries, RN, director of clinical informatics and neuroscience at Somerset Medical Center, will explain the difference between blurred vision, blind spots and double vision; the numerous causes of vision problems; the correlation between eyesight and cardiovascular disease; prevention strategies; symptoms; risk factors; diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatments. Free. Pre-registration is required by calling 908-203-6234 or visiting