St. Barnabas to Host Two Doc’s Talk Seminars in August


St. Barnabas’ Doc’s Talk series is free and open to the community

GIBSONIA, Pa. (Richland Twp.), July 27, 2012 – Dr. Coleen Carignan, Director of General Medicine at St. Barnabas Medical Center, will present a discussion titled “How Understanding Cholesterol Can Improve Your Health” at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, August 9 in Hilltop Hall at The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road, Gibsonia.  Dr. Carignan will discuss the difference between good and bad cholesterol, good fats versus bad fats and diet tips.

Dr. Eric Kern, Director of Dental Medicine at St. Barnabas Medical Center, will talk about “How to Prevent Gum Disease” at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 22 in Hilltop Hall at The Village at St. Barnabas, 5850 Meridian Road. Dr. Kern’s talk will cover signs, causes, dangers and prevention of gum disease.

The presentations are part of St. Barnabas Medical Center’s monthly Doc’s Talk series, in which health care practitioners share information with St. Barnabas residents and the public.  For more information, call (724) 443-7231.  St. Barnabas Medical Center is open to the public and provides outpatient medical care in a number of specialties through its nearly two dozen practitioners.

About St. Barnabas:
St. Barnabas Health System is the largest health care concern of its kind in Pennsylvania and offers service apart from the ordinary in a faith-based, non-denominational setting.  Tracing its heritage back to 1900, the system serves approximately 900 inpatients and residents, plus 35,000 outpatients and home care clients.  The health system is composed of the St. Barnabas Communities, including The Village at St. Barnabas, The Washington Place at St. Barnabas, The Woodlands at St. Barnabas and White Tail Ridge; St. Barnabas Clinical Services, including St. Barnabas Nursing Home, St. Barnabas Medical Center, Valencia Woods at St. Barnabas and The Arbors at St. Barnabas; and St. Barnabas Charities, the fund-raising arm, which includes the Kean Theatre and Rudolph Auto Repair.


St. Barnabas Health System, Media Relations, 5850 Meridian Rd., Gibsonia, PA 15044-9667


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