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  • Seminar focuses on chronic leg pain

  • Lake Regional Health System will host the free seminar, “Chronic Leg Pain,” at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.
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  • Lake Regional Health System will host the free seminar, “Chronic Leg Pain,” at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 9, in the hospital’s third floor conference rooms.
     The forum will be presented by Lake Regional Cardiologist Tim McDermott, M.D. Topics will include lower extremity, arterial and venous disease. Dr. McDermott also will discuss current treatment options for leg pain, including lifestyle changes, medications and catherization.
     “Lower extremity arterial disease can occur when the arteries of the legs and feet become narrowed by plaque, causing leg pain, numbness and poor healing,” said Dr. McDermott, who is board certified in interventional cardiology. “Often, lifestyle changes like quitting smoking and exercising can help, but there are also medications to thin blood and Cath lab procedures to lessen plaque buildup.” 
    Registration is required. To sign up, visit lakeregional.com/events, or call 573-348-8222 for more information.
     Lake Regional offers a variety of educational programming topics during the year, such as diabetes, heart disease and childhood obesity. Several health fairs and screenings also are held annually throughout the lake area. For information on upcoming events, visit lakeregional.com/events.
     
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