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Free HPV documentary screening, discussion set for July 30

The Barry-Eaton District Health Department, (BEDHD) in partnership with AL!VE, is hosting a free panel discussion and screening of the documentary, “Someone You Love” at 5:30  p.m. Monday, July 30, at AL!VE, 800 West Lawrence Avenue, in Charlotte. Attendees will learn the causes and prevention of the human papillomavirus (HPV). 

 

Mike Megyesi from the American Cancer Society and BEDHD officials will speak, along with Dr. Robert Seiler from A New Beginning Obstetrics and Gynecology and Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital. The event provides a platform for parents to have their questions about HPV and the HPV vaccine answered.

 

"Cervical cancer kills over 4,000 women in the U.S. each year. Every one of these deaths is easily preventable with proper medical care that includes the HPV vaccination,” Seiler said. “Your doctor is trained to treat disease, but it is much better to prevent diseases in the first place. The HPV vaccine is safe and protects both girls and boys from cancer."

 

Although not required, registration is recommended by calling AL!VE at (517) 541-5800, option 2. For more, contact Lauren Cibor at (517) 541-2624 or lcibor@bedhd.org.  Light refreshments will be provided.

 

Also, the BEDHD is announcing the grand opening of the first Barry County Baby Café at the Hastings Public Library Thursday, July 26 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., immediately following the regularly scheduled Baby Café meetup. Moms, their families, local physicians and supporters of breastfeeding are encouraged to attend.

 

One-on-one help from trained health professionals is available, including professional lactation support and peer counselors from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program.  The Barry County Baby Café meets weekly at the Hastings Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon. Older siblings are welcome. Light refreshments are provided.

 

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