Annually the Wellness Center sponsors a variety of free screenings for the community. Early detection is the key to having the best possible outcome for many medical conditions. Managing many health conditions found through early detection allows for better quality of life and easier disease management. Dates and times are posted on the website calendar, in the local newspapers or call 252-522-7014 for upcoming dates.
Some of the screenings offered:
Colorectal Cancer Screenings
For men & women age 40 and up who have never been screened for or had colorectal cancer. The clinic is led by members of the WellAware team and the Lenoir Memorial Gastro staff.
Skin Cancer Screenings
Open to anyone who has not attended one of Lenoir Memorial's previous Skin Cancer Screening Clinics.
Prostate Cancer screenings clinics
For men age 40 and over - participation is limited. The Lenoir Memorial WellAware team with a local urologist conduct this free screening.
Mammogram Screening Clinics
Held at Eastern Radiology Associates and are for women age 40-65 who have no insurance to cover a mammogram and have never had a mammogram. Appoints are limited. This screening is sponsored by Lenoir Memorial WellAware, Kinston Radiological Associates, and the Lenoir Memorial Foundation.
A self assessment tool is available and information from the screening can be shared by participant with their personal physicians. Call 252-522-7846 to have one mailed to your home.
Dr. Charles Moore joins staff
The Lenoir Memorial medical community would like to welcome Dr. Charles Moore to the medical staff. Dr. Moore recently completed a fellowship in minimally invasive/ bariatric surgery at the ECU Brody School of Medicine. Prior to his move to Greenville he was an attending surgeon, trauma, critical care, and general surgeon at the Aria Health System in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Moore is married to Lisa a professor at the Brody School of Medicine. They have two children. Dr. Moore may be reached at Lenoir Surgical 252-775-5999.LEARN MORE
HealthLink - Fall 2014
Check out the latest edition of Lenoir HealthLink! Download the pdf.LEARN MORE
Health Needs Assessment
Lenoir County Health Department and Lenoir Memorial Hospital are conducting a county-wide health assessment. Your opinions about our community are important to us. Please complete the 2014 Community Health Assessment survey located at this link https;//docs.google.com/forms/d/1aAOrM2yYy9LUs7uhbpQY8H3Ckxdizx6xL7dG02zRjw0/viewform?usp=send_form
Farmers Market pre-ordered deliveries at LMH
Join Chelsea Sutton from Natures Touch Farm in LaGrange as she explains the pre-order process and describes products available from local farmers that will make access to fresh, local, and organic options easy for pick up at LMH. Pre-order online every other week for pick up on alternate Tuesdays outside the Minges Wellness Center. Pre-ordering online opens July 14. Information session are on July7 and July 10 at 1 p.m. at the Minges Wellness Center in studio A.LEARN MORE
T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) is an effective way to manage weight control. There is a nominal fee to join TOPS. Patricia Wyrick is the facilitator for Wednesday mornings and may be reached at 252-523-5391. These meetings are held from 9 am - 10:30 am in the Neuse Room at Lenoir Memorial (enter through the Minges Wellness Center entrance). Wayne Seymour is the facilitator for Monday nights and may be reached at 252-569-1681. These meetings are held from 7 pm - 8 pm in the Lenoir Memorial auditorium which is located on the lower level.LEARN MORE
The Pink Heals Movement drives pink fire trucks and pink police cars across America bringing the "Cares Enough to Wear Pink" and Pink Heals Movement to cities throughout the country. They provide a program for community leaders to adopt and help with fund raising to raise money. There's is a labor of love for the women of this country and they wage war on anything that may harm women or their families. They will also have a presence at the Minges Wellness Cneter at 12 noon on October 2.LEARN MORE
Join Sandra Midyette, RN, CDE, as she discusses the importance of blood sugar control to prevent both short and long-term diabetes complications. The many complications of diabetes can be prevented and delayed. Join us for an informative session that might be able to help you or someone you love!LEARN MORE
Halloween Candy Calorie Crushers: Exercise equivalents of Halloween Candy
Do you know how much gym time you'll need to burn off your favorite Halloween treats? Exercise Specialist Brittney Bradshaw will help you navigate the dangers of Halloween candy and tell you how to little treat can be a trick to get rid of on the exercise floor! Free to the public!LEARN MORE
Walking for health: Put on those walking shoes!
Do you know how many steps you walk per day? Do you know how many steps you are supposed to walk per day? Aiming for 10,000 steps everyday has many beneficial impacts on overall health, ranging from weight loss, to cardiovascular risk reduction, to strengthening your muscles and bones! Come join Graham as he discusses why 10,000 is more than just a number when it comes to walking for your health! Attendees will receive a Minges Wellness Center pedometer to help track their steps!LEARN MORE
Join Dr. Geeta Katwa, Carolina Regional Arthritis and Rheumatology, PA for a community education presentation on Gout. If you have Gout, then you know that Gout presents with sudden, severe attacks of pain, redness and tenderness in joints, most often the joint at the base of the big toe. Dr. Katwa will field questions and help you understand the complex arthritis that is Gout.LEARN MORE