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Thiel College hosting Sharon Regional experts for health and wellness series on campus


Thiel College hosting Sharon Regional experts for health and wellness series on campus

GREENVILLE, Pa.—A collaborative program between Thiel College and Sharon Regional Health Center that connects the community health and wellness experts to discuss important topics in health continues at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.

Healthy Living is a series of health and wellness programs for the Greenville community.

The next presentation is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 in the Howard Miller Student Center and will cover managing joint pain. The College is also hosting another Sharon Regional event earlier that day. Prior to the presentation, the next installment of Sharon Regional’s healthy steps program will take place at 5 p.m. at the Dr. Barry ’70 and Carol ’71 Stamm Track & Field Complex. The Healthy Steps program is a free event where area residents can walk the College’s newly christened Col. Charles “Bud” Manes ’58 Track and ask medical professionals fitness and diet-related questions. During Tuesday’s Healthy Living presentation, Sharon Regional orthopedic surgeon Steven Hand will discuss treatment options for knee pain, including the use of the area’s only robotics-assisted technology used for total and partial knee surgery.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, the topic is heart health. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the U.S. The discussion will cover the risk factors and knowing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, as well as treatment options. Presenters are cardiology specialist nurse Jamie Kurelko and director of cardiovascular services at Sharon Regional Debra Yeager.

The programs are free and space is limited. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The first presentation was regarding stroke awareness and how to spot a stroke. May is stroke awareness month. The presenter was Sharon Regional’s medical director of emergency care services David Shellenbarger, M.D. He discussed how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (facial drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulties and time), the causes of stroke, the signs and symptoms and the importance of quick intervention to reduce long term disability for the most common type of stroke.

These two programs are not the first Sharon Regional Medical Center and Thiel College collaborations. A Sharon Regional nurse is providing health and wellness services for the campus community and future collaborations between Thiel College and Sharon Regional Medical Center could include a community clinic and professional, academic and research opportunities for Thiel College students.

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Thiel College is an independent college founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 24 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio. The College is also home to a Master of Science in speech-language pathology, a Leadership Master of Business Administration and a Management Master of Business Administration. Both master’s degree programs offer innovative and accelerated five-year paths which allow students to earn a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years. The speech-language pathology program also has an accelerated 15-month graduate-level program. The M.B.A. program also has a 12-month post-graduate program. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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