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CMC-Mercy Community Events

Wellness Community Events

Stroke: Every Minute Counts
Tuesday, May 6, 6 p.m.
CMC-Mercy auditorium, located at 2001 Vail Ave., Charlotte, NC
May is Stroke Awareness month. Join Mary Traynor, NP-C, RN, MSA, Chief Nurse Practitioner, Department of Neurology and Darla Stevens, NP-C, Nurse Practitioner Carolinas Medical Center Stroke Team, for a discussion on signs of stroke and how to reduce your risk of a stroke, for a health talk on. A light complimentary meal will be provided. Call 704-304-5192 by Thursday, May 1 to register.

Back Pain: Oh My Aching Back!
Tuesday, June 3, 6 p.m.
CMC-Mercy auditorium, located at 2001 Vail Ave., Charlotte, NC
Back pain is something most everyone deals with at some point in life. Join Puneet Aggarwall, MD, with Sports Medicine & Injury Care, and Michael Agnone, PT, with Carolinas Rehabilitation, in a discussion on sources of back pain, warning signs of serious back pain issues and treatments for back pain suffers. A light complimentary meal will be provided. Call 704-304-5192 by Thursday, May 29 to register.

Massage Therapy at CMC-Mercy
Have you ever wished you had an inexpensive option to the high prices of the local spas? As part of our patient-centered care initiative we are offering massage therapy. Massage has proven health benefits so treat yourself to a therapeutic massage by a licensed massage therapist.

Rates: $50 for one hour, $80 for 90 minutes (no tipping). Morning and evening hours are available. CMC-Mercy is located at 2001 Vail Ave. in Charlotte, NC. Please call 704-304-5003 to schedule an appointment.

Body Composition Assessment Testing
The gold standard of body composition assessment, the BOD POD provides both lean muscle mass and fat percentages as well as caloric rates for activity levels. Cost is $50 per session or a package of three for $120.00. Call 704-512-3800 for an appointment at Perspective Health & Wellness.

Do You Need a Medication Check-Up?
Our pharmacists will provide a full review of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs, as well as dietary supplements such as vitamins and herbs, to identify and address drug related problems, side effects and medication appropriateness. Call 704-512-6040 to schedule an appointment at CMC-Rx Morrocroft Medical Plaza. Free with $25 purchase.

Cancer Wellness Exercise Program at the Dowd YMCA
10:15 - 11:30 a.m., Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Learn to manage the physical side effects of cancer before, during and after treatment. This eight-week program works to enhance strength, endurance and flexibility. Free to participants thanks to a grant from 24 Hours of Booty. Call 704-716-6150 to register.

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Carolinas Health is a quarterly health magazine available to Mecklenburg County and neighboring county residents free of charge. Each issue covers a variety of healthcare and wellness topics as well as doctor profiles, medical technology, new services and community healthcare events. Learn more about Carolinas Health Magazine.

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