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December 2016

YOUR HEALTH Save the Date

PT Library and Generation GF Pgh Team Up To Help Prepare For a Gluten-Free Holiday

Learn About Bariatric Surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital December 15

While visiting a local farm last summer, Melanie Jaskulski’s 5-year-old daughter noticed a little girl wearing the same gluten-free alert bracelet as she was and ran to talk to her. The elated look on her daughter’s face of meeting someone "just like her" made Melanie realize she needed to do something to bring gluten-free kids together. After doing some research, she discovered Generation GF, a national organization, and she decided to start a local chapter in this area. To help families have a fun, gluten-free holiday season, the Peters Township Public Library is collaborating with Generation GF to host ‘Getting through the Holidays Gluten-Free’ on Saturday, December 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the library. Register to attend this free, family-friendly event by emailing or call 724.941.9430 #1.

Hiram Gonzalez, M.D., a surgeon at Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH), will discuss MVH’s Weight Control and Wellness Program during a free education session on Thursday, December 15 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center. Dr. Gonzalez will explain the three types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery MVH offers. The surgery is a weight reduction option for people struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. “A few of the people who have had the surgery at Monongahela Valley Hospital this year have lowered their blood pressure and even eliminated the need for their diabetes medications,” reports Dr. Gonzalez. Parking is free for the session. To register, call 724-258-1333.

Monthly Pizza Puzzler!

Monongahela Valley Hospital now offers weight loss surgery.

Win a FREE Large 1 Topping Pizza from Finleyville Vocelli Pizza*! Two (2) lucky winners every month! Just fill in the correct answers to the questions below, and write your name, address and telephone number on the entry form. Then mail in your entry form to the Messenger. Each month we will draw two (2) local winners from all correct entries. Winners will receive a gift certificate good for one (1) FREE Large 1 Topping pizza from Vocelli Pizza. Remember to look for a new Monthly Pizza Puzzler every month, and send in your entry form! (*Good only at Finleyville location. One entry per household per month. Employees of the The Messenger; Haniford Enterprises LLC, or Vocelli Pizza are not eligible.)

• Official Entry Form •

(Deadline for entries is December 12)

Find the answers to these three (3) questions somewhere within this edition of the South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger. What is the name of the local author who wroter ‘Entertaining Unplugged Children? Who received the ‘Champion of Small Business’ Award? What is the name of the scout who received an Eagle Scout award? Name: Address: Phone Number: Entry forms should be submitted to: South Hills-Mon Valley Messenger, Attention: “Monthly Pizza Puzzler,” P.O. Box 13363, Pittsburgh, PA 15243

Congratulations to the winners of our November Pizza Puzzler contest!

Phylis Petrosky - New Eagle • Ann Kelley - Washington, Pa

Is Bariatric Surgery Right for You? Thursday, Dec. 15, at 6 p.m. Monongahela Valley Hospital’s Anthony M. Lombardi Education Conference Center

Reservations required, 724-258-1333 eet Surgeon Hiram Gonzalez, M.D. at our free information sessions to learn how weight loss surgery can help those struggling to lose 100 pounds or more. MVH offers three types of minimally invasive bariatric surgery through our Weight Control and Wellness Program.


South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016  
South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016  

South Hills Mon Valley Messenger December 2016