Thiel College hosts local community for Sharon Regional health and wellness series

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Thiel College and Sharon Regional Health Center welcomed the local community to Healthy Living, a program that connects the community health and wellness experts to discuss important topics in health.

GREENVILLE, Pa. - May 17, 2019 - TelAve -- Healthy Living is 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 began Tuesday, May 14 and will continue throughout the month.

Tuesday's program 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.

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The presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 21 is regarding managing joint pain. That is not the only Sharon Regional event taking place on Thiel's (https://www.thiel.edu/) campus that day. The next installment of Sharon Regional's healthy steps program will take place at 5 p.m. prior to the presentation at the Dr. Barry '70 and Carol '71 Stamm Track & Field Complex. 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.

All the programs are in the Lutheran Heritage Room of the Howard Miller Student Center at Thiel College and are free. Space is limited. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

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These 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.

About Thiel College

Thiel College (https://www.thiel.edu/) is a private liberal arts institution founded in the Lutheran tradition. Located in Greenville, Pa., the College offers 60 majors and minors, 25 varsity sports, and an 11:1 student-faculty ratio to more than 900 students. A dedicated faculty paired with dynamic research and internship opportunities produce numerous graduate school and job placements. Coeducational from its beginnings, the College celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2016 and remains committed to combining tradition with innovation.

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