Library hosting ‘Get Healthy’ series

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Dr. Diana Lee will discuss the challenges a patient faces while preventing or managing type II diabetes from 1 to 3 p.m. on Oct. 15 at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave.

Lee is director of the Odessa Chambliss Chamber for Health Equity at Bethune-Cookman University.

Type II diabetes has become more prevalent among Americans, especially African-Americans, and treatment has become more costly. Preventing the disease is one of the most important health issues we face today, Lee said.

The free program is part of the monthlong “Get Healthy @ Your Library” series sponsored by the Volusia County Public Library system.

Hip and knee replacements
Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Charles Williamson will compare traditional treatments for arthritic knees and hips to new technologies in joint replacements during a free program from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 16 at the library.

Joint replacement techniques have undergone numerous enhancements over the years and generally result in significant restoration of function and reduction of pain.

Hearing loss
Sheila Adams will discuss hearing loss issues and cochlear implants during a free program from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the library.

Adams used a hearing aid for 20 years before getting her first cochlear implant in 2000. Now a retired teacher of learning disabled students, she heads the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Bionic Ear Association, a cochlear implant support group.

Participants can share their experiences as they learn about the latest technology to combat hearing loss.

For more information, call Adult Program Coordinator Catherine Relda at 386-257-6036, ext. 16235.

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