HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. (October 3, 2022) – HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital will offer a free community health seminar titled, “Understanding, preventing, and managing diabetes” on Thursday, October 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. in the GME Conference Center, located at 11307 Cortez Boulevard, Brooksville, FL 34613 (one-story building) on the hospital’s campus.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 37.3 million people have diabetes (11.3% of the US population) and 8.5 million people (23% of adults are undiagnosed). Additionally, 96 million people aged 18 years or older have prediabetes (38% of the adult US population) and the rate is even higher for people ages 65 and older.
With education, diabetes can be prevented or managed well for a quality lifestyle, and improving heart health and other health risks associated with diabetes.
The presentation by Fadel Abou Ghaida, M.D., Family Medicine Resident, will be followed by a questions-and-answers session. Participants are encouraged to prepare their questions ahead of time.
Limited seating is available and light refreshments will be provided.
About HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital
HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital has been serving the Nature Coast since 1984 and is the largest private employer and largest hospital in Hernando County with 350 beds. The facility offers Hernando County’s only heart surgery program. Other key services include the maternity suites, neonatal intensive care, women’s imaging, cancer care, orthopedics, and spine services. HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital’s healthcare delivery team is comprised of more than 600 physicians, 1,800 caregivers, and more than 100 volunteers. The hospital is a statutory teaching hospital training the next generation of physicians. For more information, visit HCAFloridaHealthcare.com