A pair of upcoming seminars from Samaritan Health Services will give guidance on how to minimize the risks of breast cancer and strokes.

On Wednesday, Oct. 9, Dr. Jessica Germino, director of Breast and Women’s Imaging at Corvallis Radiology, will talk about advances in mammography. Germino works with patients throughout the region, including at the coast, and is committed to increasing access to screening mammography to promote early detection of breast cancer.

The seminar, which is free and open to all, will run from 5:30 to 7 pm, at the Center for Health Education, 740 SW Ninth Street, Newport. Registration is not required. Light snacks will be provided.

On Thursday, Oct. 10, Nurse Practitioner Heather Herman will host a discussion on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke, and what to do if you think a stroke is happening.

“A stroke can be debilitating or deadly, but you can significantly reduce your chances of having a stroke by making simple lifestyle changes,” Herman said. “If you have concerns about stroke or a history of stroke in your family, you will not want to miss this seminar.”

The seminar will run from 6 to 7:30 pm, at the Center for Health Education, 740 SW Ninth Street. Registration is required. Visit samhealth.org/BeHealthy or call 1-855-873-0647 toll free to register. Refreshments will be provided.

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