Shelbyville Daily Union

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July 23, 2013

2nd annual 'Doc Talk' at Girls Night Out

SHELBYVILLE, IL, --- Back by popular demand, Shelby Memorial Hospital (SMH) will present “Doc Talk,” an interactive panel discussion covering a variety of important health topics, and featuring members of the SMH medical staff at the July Girls Night Out.

“Doc Talk” will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Lake Shelbyville Visitors’ Center, located off of Route 16, east of the main dam. All women in the community are invited to attend.

Scheduled to appear as “Doc Talk” panelists are Dr. T. Mark Vasko, F.A.C.S., Board Certified in General Surgery; Dr. Arnold Agapito, General Practitioner; and Hannah Doyle, Certified Physician’s Assistant.

To submit a question in advance for a member of the panel, email Amy Waddington at awaddington@mysmh.org or mail them to Shelby Memorial Hospital, Attn. Girls Night Out, 200 South Cedar, Shelbyville, IL 62565. All names will be kept confidential. There will also be an opportunity to ask additional questions of the experts during the program.

“Each month, our Girls Night Out team looks forward to spending this time with the ladies of the communities that we serve,” said Marilyn Sears, CEO of Shelby Memorial Hospital. “It is our goal to educate women. We want to provide them with knowledge and simple strategies to live better, healthier lives.”

Since 2009 when Girls Night Out was formed, SMH has addressed a wide-variety of important health topics; however, the focal point continues to be breast health. Self breast care and early detection of cancer through mammograms greatly improve a woman’s chance for treatment. Mammograms are encouraged and available at SMH by appointment. For more information on Girls Night Out, or to schedule a mammogram, please visit MySMH.org or call Shelby Memorial Hospital at 217-774-3961, ext. 5171.

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