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Oral hygiene next topic on ‘Call the Doctor’

The effects of oral hygiene will be the next topic on “Call the Doctor” at 7 tonight on WVIA-TV, Channel 44.

Moderator George Thomas will be joined by panelists Dr. Jeffery R. Kile, pediatrician and medical director at Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania, and Dr. Kristen M. Schintz, Geisinger Health System.

Viewers may call in questions during the live show at (800) 326-9842 or submit their questions online at

Commonwealth Medical College celebrating Diversity Week

Students of The Commonwealth Medical College are celebrating Diversity Week through Friday. A following activities are being held:

* Today: noon, “Culturally Informed Care” by Dr. Andres Pumariega.

* Wednesday, noon, “Why LGBT Health Matters to Ensuring Healthy Communities Everywhere” by Dr. Manny Hernandez, and at 5 p.m., “Health Care and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community” by Elizabeth Whinston and Aleksandra Kuczmarska.

* Thursday: 5 p.m., Desserts and Diversity Entertainment Night.

* Friday: noon, Cultural Explosion/fashion show.

All events are open to the public. For additional information, visit or

Annual “Pledge for Parkinson’s” fundraising reception set

The committee comprised of Northeast Pennsylvania Parkinson’s Foundation members, Allied Services Integrated Health System staff, and community leaders have announced the third annual “Pledge for Parkinson’s” fundraising reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 16 on the Scranton campus of Allied Services in the Graf community room.

Proceeds from the event will assist with the continuation of advanced Parkinson’s therapy training and education, supporting wellness, and providing post-discharge Parkinson’s Exercise Program for maintenance as well as the acquisition of new technology to benefit people afflicted with Parkinson’s disease in Northeast Pennsylvania.

For more information on Allied Services or its Parkinson’s program, visit

Free stroke screenings offered

The Alliance Medical Group, in conjunction with the Hazleton Health and Wellness Center, will offer free stroke screenings from noon to 4 p.m. April 19 and May 10 at the Hazleton Health & Wellness Center, Suite 214, 50 Moisey Drive in Hazleton.

A cardiologist will also be onsite for consultation. An appointment is required; space is limited.

Call 501-4AMG (4264) to make an appointment.

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