Each month, Northside offers screenings, webinars and events to help keep you and your family physically and emotionally healthy. Please scroll below to find some of our upcoming healthy happenings.
August 11: Northside Hospital prostate cancer screening in Alpharetta
Northside is offering a community prostate cancer screening, at no cost, to measure men’s risk for developing the disease.
The screening will take place Thursday, August 11, from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Northside Hospital Cancer Institute Radiation Oncology - Preston Ridge, 3330 Preston Ridge Road, Suite 100, Alpharetta, GA 30005.
Prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood tests will be available to men between 45 and 75, who have never had prostate cancer or a PSA blood test in the last 12 months. Interpreters will be available free of charge. COVID-19 safety measures will be practiced according to CDC guidelines.
Pre-registration is required. To schedule an appointment or for information about other upcoming cancer screenings, call 404-531-4444. More information is available here.
August 13: Northside Hospital Cancer Institute patient education conference
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be an overwhelming and shocking experience. There are so many things to coordinate, keep up with and plan for as a patient or caregiver. To help ease the burden of this process, Northside Hospital Cancer Institute is hosting a Patient Education Conference on Saturday, August 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., at The Hotel at Avalon in Alpharetta. The conference is free of charge, and lunch will be served.
The conference will feature three tracks that cover various topics: patient (all types of cancer), caregiver and advanced disease. In addition to the educational presentations, attendees will have access to a community resource area where several advocacy groups will have booths and information.
August 19: Frankly Speaking About Colorectal Cancer (webinar)
Join this free virtual workshop on Friday, August 19, from 12 to 1 p.m., presented by Cancer Support Community Atlanta. Colorectal surgeon Dr. Mohammed Al Fayyadh will discuss the types of colorectal cancer, potential treatments and side effects, clinical trials, and the emotional concerns of a colorectal cancer diagnosis. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions in a live Q&A.
Wellness Wednesdays (webinars)
Join Northside Hospital experts for a weekly "virtual" presentation of timely health information.
Presentations take place over Zoom or GoToWebinar. There is no cost to participate. All presentations begin at Noon and last approximately one hour.
Wednesday, August 3
World Lung Health Awareness
Dr. Akhil Vallabhaneni with Cherokee Lung & Sleep Specialists
Register for GoToWebinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9079553041829269515
Wednesday, August 10
National Breastfeeding Month
Dr. Karen Buhariwalla with Georgia Breast Care
Register for GoToWebinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5057755007169660683
Wednesday, August 17
Recommended Screening Tests for Healthy Adults
Dr. Emily Zachowski with Northside Family Medicine of Johns Creek
Join Zoom Meeting at: https://northsidegwinnett.zoom.us/j/3020589561?pwd=YVJnUnV3RVFiWWxTRHhmcEdBT2JqZz09
Meeting ID: 822 3019 9953; Passcode: 505255
Wednesday, August 25
Active Adult Nutrition
Lauren Cicinelli with Northside Hospital
Register for GoToWebinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8771755752215552271
Wednesday, August 31
Dr. Steve Lammert with Northside Primary Care Associates
Register for GoToWebinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6580547826685186061