Balance Presentation

Steve Harris, MD, otorhinolaryngologist with ENTCare, presented a 0451DrHarrisBalanceLecture310x153 medical overview of balance and the inner ear for physical therapists in the Wiregrass. The event was planned by SAMC physical therapist Tambi Pahmeier and provided state-approved continuing education contact hours. Dr. Harris' lecture included the physiology of balance, the current status of testing the vestibular system and a discussion of the more common causes of vestibular and central balance disorders, along with current treatment protocols.

Men’s Health Fair draws record crowd

The 23rd annual Men's Health Fair set a record last weekend, drawing 850 5119MensHealthFair310x153 men to the event. Of those, 407 had labs drawn, with 28 found to have elevated PSAs. Another 91 had high cholesterol and 84 had elevated glucose; 96 men had low testosterone and 13 had abnormal thyroid levels. Also, 329 pounds of food was collected and donated to the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank. Thank you to the six physicians who participated from Urological Associates, the NeuroSpine Center and Southern Clinic, and to the 75 volunteers who helped.

In the photo, Wendy Press, Cardiac Rehab, measures the body fat analysis of a health fair participant.

AMEC students training at SAMC

Eight third year osteopathic medical students are starting their clinical 5391AMECStudentGroup310x153 rotations at SAMC. The Alabama Medical Education Consortium (AMEC) students are, front row, from left:  Cailin McDeed, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Mallory Kimsey, Nova; Jennifer Reppucci, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Suwanee, Ga. campus (GA-PCOM); and Krelin Naidu, GA-PCOM; back row: Alok Shrestha, GA-PCOM; Michael Nellamattathil, GA-PCOM; Craig Oliver, GA-PCOM; and Fortune Ojeanor, GA-PCOM.