OH hosting events providing education, resources for lung care

November 5, 2023 | 12:07 am

Updated November 5, 2023 | 12:08 am

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Owensboro Health and Kentucky Cancer Program are hosting a series of “Love Your Lungs” events across the health system this month. These informative days will feature resources from preventive education and tobacco cessation to information about cancer care services and more.

The events are free to attend and open to the pubic. The events will be held:

  • Monday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center in Leitchfield
  • Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville
  • Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Owensboro Health Regional Hospital Medical Office Building entrance (Entrance B). 

Each event will feature an educational inflatable lung display provided by KCP. These 6’ lungs will show attendees what COVID-19, cancer, pneumonia, and bronchitis do to the lungs. 

At the Owensboro Health Regional Hospital event, attendees will get a first-hand look at the new Ion technology for robotic bronchoscopy. An ultrathin, ultra-maneuverable catheter lets pulmonologists reach small lesions anywhere in the lungs.

Along with the Ion robot demonstration, Owensboro Health will have respiratory therapists on site, as well as tobacco treatment specialists, to discuss smoking cessation. Visitors can get oxygen screenings, radon testing kits, COPD information, a cancer screening checklist, and more. 

Representatives from Owensboro Health Outpatient Pharmacy, Preventive Services, Pulmonary Rehab, Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center, and Healthpark will host booths to share information and discuss available resources with attendees. The Green River District Health Department will also be available to meet with attendees and provide educational materials. 

These events are part of a month-long focus on lung health, including National Lung Screening Day. A screening event will take place on November 11 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Owensboro Health Healthpark. 

November 5, 2023 | 12:07 am

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