DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

March 9, 2012

Health Briefs


Learn all about joint pain March 8

DERRY — Is joint pain slowing you down? Join a community lecture to learn about hip, knee and shoulder pain caused by degenerative arthritis — and how to decide if it's time to do something about it.

The lecture will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 8, at Parkland Medical Center at 1 Parkland Drive. Use the main entrance to get to the in-service classroom.

"Knee, Hip and Shoulder Pain and Osteoarthritis Orthopedic Information Night" is part of Parkland Medical Center's Community Lecture Series.

Learn about the leading cause of hip, knee and shoulder pain, and how to combat it. Leading orthopedic surgeons will discuss the varied ways of treating these painful and bothersome issues, including joint replacement surgery, physical therapy and more.

The evening's lineup includes a presentation by orthopedic surgeons Dr. Kathleen Hogan, Dr. Heather Killie and Dr. Thomas Marks, as well as a question-and-answer session and various informational stations.

Refreshments will be served. There is no cost to attend. To register, call Consult A Nurse at 1-877-642-2362 or visit parklandmedicalcenter.com/calendar.

Dual Recovery meeting Wednesday

DERRY — A Dual Recovery Anonymous meeting is held every Wednesday, from noon to 1 p.m. at On the Road to Recovery, 12 Birch St.

Sponsored by the Derry Friendship Center, this is a non-professional organization established to help men and women who experience a dual disorder, meaning chemical dependency or other addictions, as well as an emotional or psychiatric illness.

Dual Recovery Anonymous is a 12-step, self-help program designed to support participants in a community of mutual support.