Andover Townsman, Andover, MA


April 4, 2013

News in brief: Shorter news items from around the region


Morning and afternoon screenings are available on Thursday, April 11 and Tuesday, April 16 through Friday, April 19.

Appointments are required and will take place at the following locations: Andover Ear Nose & Throat Center, 198 Massachusetts Ave., North Andover; Colden Seymour Ear, Nose & Throat, 200 Sutton St., Suite #100, North Andover; Holy Family Hospital’s Cancer Center, 70 East St., Methuen.

Individuals who can answer yes to any of the following questions are encouraged to be screened: Do you smoke or chew tobacco? Are you more than a ‘social’ drinker? Do you have a history of head and neck cancer? Do you have a lump in your mouth, throat or neck that won’t heal? A sore that will not go away? Or have difficulty swallowing?

Appointments are required and can be made by calling Holy Family’s DoctorFinder service at 800-488-5959. Location will be confirmed at the time your appointment is scheduled.

Cholesterol screening for town residents

The Andover Board of Health is holding a cholesterol screening clinic on Thursday, April 11, from 9 a.m. until noon. An appointment is necessary. The clinic is for Andover residents only.

The simple finger stick test costs $5 and does not require fasting. For an appointment call the Andover Health Department at 978-623-8295.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Andover Home for Aged People.

LGH CEO named to State Health Policy Council

Dianne J. Anderson, CEO of Lawrence General Hospital, was named to the Health Policy Commission Advisory Council by Health Policy Commission Executive Director David Seltz.

The Council brings together a wide range of health care leaders from an array of fields to guide the HPC’s implementation of the state’s landmark health care cost containment law.

HPC’s Advisory Council will advise on the HPC’s overall operations and policies, and is charged with implementing a new health care cost control law, developing policies to reduce overall cost growth, and monitoring health care delivery.

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