Medicine on the Move program provides disease prevention tips


Pottstown Hospital – Tower Well being is exhibiting those who stopping severe well being situations will be as simple as a stroll within the park with its Medication on the Transfer collection.

The walk-and-talk occasion happens within the spring and fall. The hospital is inviting neighborhood members to get their well being schooling instantly from the supply, a doctor, by becoming a member of the physician for a morning stroll. The doctor will speak about an essential well being matter together with prevention suggestions. All individuals obtain a pedometer, a wholesome snack and water.

Casey Fenoglio, Pottstown Hospital neighborhood wellness program supervisor, stated the strolling collection is the results of a 2018 neighborhood wants evaluation. From the evaluation, the hospital realized the neighborhood had an awesome want for persistent illness prevention and administration.

“Simply by coming to the occasion, you’re already going to be heading in the right direction,” Fenoglio stated.

There can be a stroll at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, on the Limerick Group Park. Dr. Michael Messina focuses on orthopedic surgical procedure and can be discussing joint well being throughout the occasion.

“As we age, our joints naturally get put on and tear,” Fenoglio stated. “There’s undoubtedly some preventative measures that people can do to forestall joint injury.”

She stated individuals who be a part of Saturday’s stroll will study suggestions on the best way to keep good joint well being corresponding to by stretching, vitamin, and common train. Individuals will even study when they need to search assist in the event that they’re experiencing joint ache.

The next Medication on the Transfer program will happen at 10 a.m. on Nov. 6 at Riverfront Park in Pottstown. Dr. Nainesh Patel focuses on heart problems. He’ll be discussing coronary heart failure and coronary heart assaults.

“Internationally, coronary heart illness is the main reason behind loss of life for each women and men,” Fenoglio stated.

She stated Pottstown has a excessive charge with regards to people who find themselves obese or overweight, and individuals who have diabetes and coronary heart illness.

“The excellent news with coronary heart illness is that it’s truly preventable. By controlling a few of these danger components, we’re in a position to scale back our probabilities of getting a coronary heart assault by 80 p.c,” Fenoglio stated.

She stated preventative behaviors embody bettering your food regimen, getting common health, not smoking, and never consuming a variety of alcohol.

Fenoglio stated the pandemic has resulted in individuals shifting much less and extra psychological well being challenges. Common bodily exercise and stress discount are two methods individuals can enhance their well being.

Fenoglio stated the pandemic has additionally led to fewer individuals getting their common most cancers screenings.

“This previous 12 months due to the pandemic, there was an estimated 35 p.c of individuals throughout the nation who didn’t get their annual most cancers screening,” she stated. “This implies we’re going to see a rise in most cancers mortality within the upcoming 12 months or two.”

Fenoglio stated the hospital encourages the neighborhood to get their common screenings so situations corresponding to most cancers will be detected early.

Every Medication on the Transfer session has restricted spacing. Folks can register on-line at Folks can even contact Casey Fenoglio at 610-327-7035 or by e mail at