News in brief — 2/8/13

Published 9:01 am Friday, February 8, 2013

Health series features variety

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Cabell Huntington Hospital’s new health education series “Talk with a Doc” launches Monday in the Harless Auditorium on the hospital campus with physicians and healthcare professionals speaking about health screenings key to the early diagnosis and prevention of heart disease, vascular disease and more.

Members of the community are invited to attend some or all of the presentations to learn health information that benefits them the most. Refreshments will be served beginning at 4:30 p.m. and presentations will take place from 5 to 7 p.m.

The 15-minute presentations are scheduled to begin at the following times:

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• 5 p.m. – Medicare preventive screenings – presented by Joy Pelfrey, RN, MSN, FNP, director of the Senior Services Department at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

• 5:20 p.m. – Cervical cancer – presented by Dr. Gerard Oakley, gynecologic oncologist and daVinci robotic surgeon at the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.

• 5:40 p.m. – Prostate cancer – presented by Dr. James Jensen, urologic oncologist and daVinci robotic surgeon with the Edwards Comprehensive Cancer Center.

• 6 p.m. – Vascular screenings – presented by Dr. Jonathan Kiev, thoracic and vascular surgeon at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

• 6:20 p.m. – 3D Mammography – presented by Dr. Jason Akers, radiologist with Radiology Inc.

• 6:40 p.m. – Heart disease and Cardiac CT Calcium Scoring – presented by Dr. Linda Savory with Cabell Huntington Hospital’s Women’s and Family Medical Center.

Because the focus of the evening is on education, no screenings will be conducted, but hospital staff will be on hand to schedule screenings. Refreshments will be served. Watch your newspaper or the Cabell Huntington Hospital website at or Facebook page for upcoming screening dates and locations.


ACLU seeks removal of school’s Jesus portrait

JACKSON — The American Civil Liberties Union and another group are asking a federal judge to make a southern Ohio middle school take down its portrait of Jesus.

The ACLU of Ohio and the Madison, Wis.-based Freedom From Religion Foundation contend the large portrait hanging in a public school violates constitutional requirement for separation of church and state, and promotes a single religion.

Their lawsuit was filed Thursday in U.S. district court following complaints by both groups to Jackson City Schools.

A message for comment was left Thursday at the school district, some 65 miles south of Columbus.

School officials had said earlier that the portrait, at the Jackson Middle School building since 1947, has historical importance and that they planned to leave it in place.