Health System Announces "SKINTASTIC" Event

BRUNSWICK, Georgia: April 23, 2010 –Too much sun can cause conditions from the benign, but not so attractive “age” spots, to the deadly—melanoma. Getting regular skin checks is vital to good health, especially for those who have spent years in the sun with little or no sunscreen. This is why Southeast Georgia Health System is pleased to host “SKINTASTIC Saturday” on May 22 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive. This free drop-in event will offer skin screenings, education and much more.

Physicians and other medical professionals from Atlantic Shore Dermatology, Brunswick Dermatology, Golden Isles Center for Plastic Surgery, Renue Plastic Surgery, and Summit Plastic Surgery will be on hand to provide free skin screenings. They will also be available to answer questions and provide information on services and products they offer to help you look your best, such as Fraxel® laser treatment, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser treatments, varicose vein removal, and more.

Other free testing available during the event will include bone density, blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, as well as grip strength and flexibility testing. Representatives from areas throughout the Health System, such as the Cancer Care Center, Breast Care Center, Outpatient Rehabilitation Care Center, Wound Care Center and the Joint Replacement Center, will be on hand with educational materials and giveaways, as will the American Cancer Society.

In addition to health screenings, representatives from area fitness centers and gyms will provide on-site massages, as well as giveaways, discount coupons, and drawings for services and products. Free refreshments will also be offered, including a selection of McDonald’s iced coffees.

For more information, call 1-800-537-5142, ext. 5160. For more information about the Health System’s services, visit www.sghs.com.