Calling All Men of St. Tammany Parish: Are You Tough Enough? St. Tammany Library and Lakeview Regional team up to educate men on important health issues

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The St. Tammany Parish Library Foundation and well-known Northshore hospital, Lakeview Regional Medical Center, are proud to announce a partnership to host “Are You Tough Enough….To Get Healthy? An Event For Men Who Don’t Think They Need A Doctor .”

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The St. Tammany Parish Library Foundation and Lakeview Regional Medical Center are proud to announce a partnership to host “Are You Tough Enough….To Get Healthy? An Event For Men Who Don’t Think They Need A Doctor .” This free event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 10am to 2pm at the new Madisonville branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library, 1123 Main Street, Madisonville, Louisiana. Ladies are also welcome to attend.

Of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women in all except Alzheimer’s—mostly because women live longer than men. Statistics show that men go to the doctor less than women, and are more likely to have a serious health condition when they do go. “Men seem to put their health last, so we have organized this event in an effort to get them the health information they need before ending up in a backless gown,” states Bret Kolman, the Northshore hospital Chief Executive Officer. “Men believe that as long as they are providing for their families they are doing enough. They don’t consider how neglecting their own personal health will ultimately affect their families more than their financial health.”     

The event will feature the following free Health Pep Talks:
10:00am: Man’s #1 Enemy (how to stop hardening of the arteries)
10:30am: Dad’s Out to Lunch….Or Is He? (recognizing signs of mental decline)
11:00am: Breathing Easy: Not All That Wheezes Is COPD (bronchitis or COPD?)
11:30am: If You’re Not Talking About It, Who Is? (erectile dysfunction)
12:00pm: You’re A Pain In My Knee (when to have knee replacement surgery)
12:30pm: We’re Looking Forward To Seeing Less Of You (weight loss surgery)
1:00pm:     Surviving A Manogram (prostate screening and cancer forum)
1:00pm:     Pillow Talk: Supporting Your Man After Prostate Surgery
1:30pm:     The Light At The End Of Your Tunnel (preventing colon cancer)

Physicians from a variety of specialties will also be available for private one-on-one huddles for guys too tough to sit through a presentation.

Covington Brewhouse will be hosting a beer tasting from 12-1pm and door prizes will be awarded, including a chance to win 2 tickets to your choice of a Saints home game. For questions regarding this event, please contact Jenny Boyd at (985)867-4441.

The St. Tammany Library Foundation was established in 2006, shortly after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Madisonville branch. The Foundation was created as a charitable non-profit corporation to support the St. Tammany Parish Library System in its recovery and to promote the long-range growth and development of library resources and services in the future. Now that the construction of the new Madisonville Branch is complete, the Foundation has become re-energized to focus on its broader mission to build private support, enhance the visibility of the St. Tammany Library’s role in the community, and strengthen the public’s support of our library system. The Foundation chose to focus on a Men’s Health Event in honor of Walker Percy, an internationally acclaimed author and former resident of Covington who passed away in 1990, and who dedicated his life to better understanding the complexities of the modern man. The Foundation is currently raising funds for the Walker Percy Serenity Circle next to the library, and engraved pavers will be available for purchase at the event.

This free event will be held on Saturday, November 22 from 10am to 2pm at the new Madisonville branch of the St. Tammany Parish Library, 1123 Main Street, Madisonville, Louisiana. Ladies are also welcome to attend.

Lakeview Regional Medical Center: Conveniently located on the North shore of Lake Pontchartrain just south of I-12 on 190, Lakeview Regional Medical Center (LRMC) is a 172-bed, full-service, acute care, community hospital that has been delivering high-quality, cost effective health care for over 35 years. Lakeview Regional offers the highest quality patient care through state of the art technology and employs 850 highly trained and dedicated staff members. For more information about LRMC, please visit http://www.lakeviewregional.com or call (985) 867-3800. The Northshore hospital is located on 53 acres at 95 Judge Tanner Blvd., Covington, Louisiana 70433.

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