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October 17, 2013

HEALTH BRIEFS


Derry News

---- — Derry Imaging celebrates satellite office

WINDHAM — Derry Imaging Center’s satellite location at Castle Commons in Windham is celebrating its one-year anniversary. In addition, a mobile-friendly website was just launched with easy smart phone access to appointments and information.

Focusing on the four most sought-after modalities of diagnostic imaging, the Windham office offers X-ray, mammography, ultrasound and bone densitometry to its patients. Derry Imaging is fully accredited by the American College of Radiology, with onsite board certified, fellowship trained radiologists.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and is a perfect time for women to schedule their annual breast cancer screening. A physician referral is not needed for a mammogram, and women are urged to call 537-1363 to schedule one as soon as possible.

Because Derry Imaging’s Windham center is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, appointments can easily be scheduled, now, even from your smart phone.

For more information and informative videos, visit DerryImaging.com.

Check out the Healthy Aging Lecture Series

DERRY — Derry Parks & Recreation Department and Parkland Medical Center are hosting a Healthy Aging Lecture Series.

The topic for November’s lecture will be on nutrition and managing your diet during the holiday season. On Wednesday, Nov. 20, the discussion will be Kristen Flagg, registered dietitian.

The lecture series is a complement to both organizations’ focus on community education and an opportunity for senior citizens in the greater Derry area to participate in discussions about health topics of interest to them.

A different lectures are being planned that will cover a diverse array of relevant topics that will benefit the senior citizen population.

These lectures are free of charge; however, advanced registration is required. Light refreshments and snacks will also be provided.

To register for this lecture and/or to inquire about additional senior services and programming provided, call the Derry Parks & Recreation Department at 432-6136.

Blood donors needed next Tuesday

DERRY — The American Red Cross will hold a community blood drive Oct. 22 at Promises to Keep, 199 Rockingham Road, from noon to 5 p.m.

All eligible and new blood donors are encouraged to give blood.

All donors can enter to win a $200 Visa gift card, courtesy of Suburban Propane. Enter to win at redcrossblood.org/suburbanpropane2013.

Also, all donors will receive a coupon for $5 off their next purchase at Freihofer’s Bakery Outlet and a coupon for $25 off any auto service purchase of $25 or more from Sullivan Tire and Auto Service.

To make an appointment to donate blood, call 1-800-RED CROSS or log onto redcrossblood.org.

Derry Medical Center marks year in Windham office

WINDHAM — Since Derry Medical Center opened its Windham office at Castle Commons on Oct. 8, 2012, almost 5,000 patients have received comprehensive primary care for themselves and their families.

“Both new patients and longtime patients have told us how much they love our Windham office,” said Dr. Ted Brooks, family practice physician and president of Derry Medical Center/Londonderry Family Practice. “We are so pleased to have been able to make access to primary care much easier for families throughout greater Windham.”

Six board-certified family practice physicians lead the medical staff at Derry Medical Center at Windham. They care for children from newborns through adolescents, and adults and seniors.

The center offers extended hours until 8 p.m. on many weeknights and Saturday hours until 3 p.m. at the Derry office. Patients can call to be seen the same day and know they will only have to pay an office visit copay—even for a last-minute urgent appointment.

Derry Medical Center accepts most insurance plans and is accepting new patients at any of its offices in Derry, Londonderry and Windham. Call 537-1300 or visit derrymedicalcenter.com.