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Health and fitness briefs, Jan. 15

Oklahoma health and fitness briefs
by Ken Raymond Modified: January 14, 2013 at 5:04 pm •  Published: January 15, 2013
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CANCER

Spanish language lecture on gynecological cancer is planned

Each year, about 71,500 women in the United States are diagnosed with a cancer that begins in their reproductive organs, according to Integris Health. Each gynecologic cancer is unique and has different symptoms. All women are at risk of these cancers, and risk increases with age. Early detection is key to the most effective treatments, so it's vital to learn the signs of cancer. Dr. Pablo Pinzon, a gynecologist, will deliver an informative talk in Spanish about the signs and symptoms of gynecologic cancers. He will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Jan. 22 in the Integris Hispanic Initiative office at Integris Southwest Medical Center, Medical Office Building, 4200 S Douglas Ave., Suite B-10. For more information or to register, call 951-2277 and press 2 for Spanish.

DIET

Win by losing

The Integris Hispanic Initiative is launching its fourth annual Hispanic Weight Loss Challenge, also known as “Gane … Perdiendo” (in English, “Win … Losing”). During the 13-week program, dietitians, doctors, fitness trainers and other health professionals will provide tips and suggestions to assist participants with their lifestyle changes. The Challenge, which aims to help people become healthy and fit, launches from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 26 in Suite B-10 of the Medical Office Building at Integris Southwest Medical Center, 4200 S Douglas Ave. For more information or to register, call 951-2277 and press 2 for Spanish.

LECTURES

Integris Health Edmond set

to host free lecture series

Two free lectures will be held this month at the Integris Health Edmond Memorial Conference Room, 4801 Integris Pkwy., Edmond. Lunch will be provided; tours will be available. To sign up, call 951-2277. Join Dr. Jay Gannaway at noon Thursday to learn more about joint replacement and decide if it's the best option for dealing with your joint pain. At noon Friday, Dr. Charles Morgan will discuss symptoms and warning signs of stroke and the latest advances in stroke treatments.

Compiled by Ken Raymond, Staff Writer

by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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