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Southeastern Health’s 2019 Prostate Wellness Event: SeHealth offers FREE prostate cancer screenings in North Carolina [#SouthEasternHealth #SeHealth #AllThingsFREE]

Southeastern Health’s 2019 Prostate Wellness Event is offering FREE prostate cancer screenings to men who qualify between Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Sept. 10, 2019 in North Carolina.

Men who qualify must be 55 to 69 years old or “at risk” and between the ages of 40 and 54. Men who are considered “at risk” are minorities or those who have a family history of prostate cancer. Patients also must have not had a prostate-specific antigen test in the last year (2018), do not have prostate cancer, and currently are not under the care of a urologist.

According to Dr. Mike Popovic, a urologist who treats patients at Southeastern Health’s Lumberton Urology Clinic, screenings are the best way to detect prostate cancer at its earliest and most treatable stage.

“Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of mortality in men. There are no specific symptoms of early prostate cancer, so it may only be detected by elevated PSA. Screening can also pick up other associated problems, such as prostatitis, benign prostatic hyperplasia or urinary issues.”
– Dr. Mike Popovic

The screening is a two-part process.

First, walk-in PSA blood draws are happening at a variety of times at 12 different Southeastern Health clinics, followed by an exam at one of 4 Southeastern Health clinics. Patients must have completed their blood work in advance to participate in the FREE exam.

The follow-up exam visits will all take place on a walk-in basis at 5:30 p.m.

Patients can choose to have their follow-up exam at either Southeastern Medical Clinic North Lumberton on Sept. 17, Southeastern Multi-Specialty and Urgent Care Pembroke on Sept. 19, Southeastern Health Center Clarkton on Sept. 24 or Lumberton Urology Clinic on Sept. 26.

To pre-register or for information, call 844-735-8864.

SeHealth to offer free prostate cancer screenings in September
The Robesonian

Try Transit Week: FREE rides offered by OmniRide on all buses to celebrate Virginia’s annual Try Transit Week [#TryTransitWeek #OmniRide #Virginia]

OmniRide will offer FREE rides on all buses on Friday, September 20, 2019 to celebrate Virginia’s annual Try Transit Week – an educational event designed to encourage people to try a bus, commuter rail, ferry or vanpool rather than driving alone.

Try Transit Week is set for September 16-20, 2019 and is sponsored by the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT).

If you pledge to try transit at TryTransitWeek.org you are automatically entered for a chance to win a year of FREE transit service from a participating Virginia transit provider as well as a pair of round-trip tickets aboard Virginia’s state-sponsored Amtrak Northeast Regional train.

Other prizes include monthly or weekly passes for transit service in areas throughout Virginia. Pledges will be accepted through September 20, 2019.

“Public transportation is an effective way of mitigating traffic congestion, improving air quality and getting around Virginia. Virginia’s transit services connect the Commonwealth to employment opportunities and make experiences more accessible to the community.”
– Jennifer Mitchell, DRPT Director

OmniRide also is participating in Car Free Days, which this year will extend from September 21-23. Visit the OmniRide table at the Manassas Farmer’s Market on Saturday, September 21, 2019 and learn more about alternatives to driving alone. The Car Free Days promotion is sponsored locally by Commuter Connections. Register to participate and be entered to win prizes at CarFreeMetroDC.org.

For more information about OmniRide’s bus services and carpooling / vanpooling options, contact OmniRide at Omni AT OmniRide.com or 703-730-6664.

Visit TryTransitWeek.org for contest rules and regulations and to take the pledge to participate in Try Transit Week.

OmniRide offers FREE rides during ‘Try Transit Week’:
PotomacLocal.com

Labor of Love: FREE dental care event offered by Risas Dental and Braces in North Las Vegas, Nevada [#LaborOfLove #RisasDental #AllThingsFREE]

Risas Dental and Braces is gearing up to kick-off a “Labor of Love” FREE dental care event with fun festivities for the entire family.

The event is scheduled to run on Labor Day, Sept. 2, 2019 and run from 8 a.m. to noon.

You are invited to the Risas Civic Center office located at 2500 E. Lake Mead Blvd., in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

Refreshments, music, face painting, and FREE services will be available during the event. However, the FREE services will be limited to the first 100 patients in line with no appointments accepted.

“We feel so strongly about the importance of taking care of your oral health. So, Labor of Love is one way we like to give back to the community.”
– Jeff Adams, CEO, Risas Dental and Braces.

Dental staff will also schedule follow up services as necessary with FREE orthodontics consultations.

The FREE treatments include the following:
● Basic teeth cleaning
● Cavity filling
● Simple tooth extraction
● Complete dental exam and X-ray

More information is also available here.

Local dental office to offer FREE services during Labor Day event:
KTNV Las Vegas