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2014 Press Releases
Morton Plant Mease Hosts Several Community Health Seminars in April
CLEARWATER, Fla., (March 4, 2014) - Morton Plant Mease invites the community to attend free upcoming health seminars in April with several spotlighting diabetes to recognize Diabetes Awareness Month; others will focus on memory disorders, foot and ankle pain, Parkinson’s disease and sleep hypnotherapy. The seminars are held at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers.

Diabetes: Fact or Fiction
April 3, 10 a.m.
Mease Dunedin Hospital, 601 Main St., Meeting Rooms 1 & 2, Dunedin

Diane Thornton, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will focus on facts about diabetes.

Facts About Parkinson’s Disease
April 4, Noon
Lake Seminole Square – 5th Floor Auditorium, 8333 Seminole Blvd., Seminole

Neurologist Michael Andriola, MD, will speak about how to detect, the diagnosis and latest treatment options for Parkinson’s Disease.

Foot Screening
April 9, 1:30 p.m.
Palm Harbor Wellness Center, Conference Room, 32672 U.S. Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor

This event includes a foot screening to evaluate any foot-related issues. Podiatrists Salvatore DeLellis, DPM, and Christopher Roever, DPM, will offer an overview of proper foot care.

Memory Screenings
April 11, 9 a.m.
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Memory screenings are a significant first step toward discovering if a person may have a memory problem. Learn more about how memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer's disease or other medical conditions and attend for a free memory screening. Registration is required for this screenings event.

Treating Foot and Ankle Pain
April 16, Noon
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Join orthopedic surgeon Richard Abdo, MD, to learn more about common foot and ankle conditions and the latest treatment options.

Hypnosis and Sleep
April 16, 6 p.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-5, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Neurologist Stuart Sinoff, MD, will discuss the correlation between sleep and hypnosis, how hypnotherapy can be a useful tool for a good night’s sleep, and techniques that can be used to help people relax and fall asleep easily and stay asleep.

Dining Out Healthy with Diabetes
April 16, 10 a.m.
Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor

Diane Thornton, a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will discuss how people with diabetes can eat healthy while dining out.

Sodium Sensibility in Today’s World
April 23, 10 a.m.
Morton Plant Hospital, Cheek-Powell Heart & Vascular Pavilion, Meeting Room A, 455 Pinellas St., Clearwater

Shelaine Williams, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, will discuss the correct daily sodium intake for the patient with diabetes.

Treatments for Back Pain
April 23, 10:30 a.m.
YMCA of the Suncoast, Teen Room, 1005 S Highland Ave., Clearwater

Neurosurgeon Carrie Shulman, MD, will discuss noninvasive and minimally invasive techniques for relieving back pain.

Balance Issues
April 28, 2 p.m.
Aging Well Center at The Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater

Join physical therapist Maryellen Sullivan to learn more about how to identify a balance problem and how to prevent an injury from it.

To pre-register for a health seminar, call (727) 953-6877, or visit:

About Morton Plant Mease
Nationally recognized for health care excellence, Morton Plant Mease Health Care is dedicated to providing community owned health care services that set the standard for high-quality, compassionate care. Morton Plant Mease Health Care is comprised of the following hospitals – Morton Plant, Clearwater; Mease Dunedin, Dunedin; Mease Countryside, Safety Harbor and Morton Plant North Bay, New Port Richey.

About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 11 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.

BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, South Florida Baptist, and Winter Haven. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at


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