Health Briefs

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 20, 2004

‘Managing Knee, Hip Pain’

&uot;Managing Knee and Hip Pain&uot; is the title of a free program 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday in Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View, 5818 Harbour View Blvd., Suffolk. The one-hour seminar will be conducted by Terri Tokar, director of Maryview’s Joint Center. &uot;If you are over 40,&uot; said Tokar, &uot;and have knee or hip pain, stiffness or swelling, chances are you have arthritis of the knee or hip. There are many new treatments available to help manage these symptoms, allowing you to move easily without pain once again.&uot; For reservations call 889-CARE (2273).

‘Angels have Wheels’


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All Medicare recipients should now be aware that if they suffer from conditions such as arthritis, cardiovascular disease, and respiratory disorders, and have difficulty walking or propelling a standard wheelchair, they may be eligible to receive an electric wheel chair paid for by Medicare. For details on Medicare eligibility call 1-800-810-2877.

Albuterol products available

The In Home Rx Program makes available breathing medications and Nebulizers to patients who may have asthma, emphysema or COPD at no cost to the recipient if they qualify. The Albuterol Products are provided to those who are troubled with severe breathing conditions and who meet the additional guidelines of the program. No deposit is required and you never have to wait in line at the pharmacy. If you are an oxygen user at home or have severe problems with breathing, call for more information to see if you qualify at 1-800-344-5764 or visit the Web site at for details.