Grady General to Host Health Talk on Gallbladder Disease

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Grady General to Host Health Talk on Gallbladder Disease

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Steady pain in the right upper abdomen.

Pain in the back—between the shoulder blades.

Nausea and vomiting.

All of these symptoms may be signs of inflammation in the gallbladder or hardened bile called gallstones, located in the gallbladder. About 20 million people have gallbladder “attacks” every year. Women are twice as likely as men to develop gallstones, and even being moderately overweight increases one’s risk.

When gallstones interfere with gallbladder, liver or pancreas function and cause pain, it’s time to look for treatment.

As part of Archbold Memorial Hospital’s continuing Health Talk free community lecture series, Grady General Hospital general surgeon Christina Parkhurst, M.D., will present a lecture: “Indigestion, Stomach Pain and Digestive Problems: Could it be your Gallbladder?” on Tuesday, August 23, 2011.

Dr. Parkhurst will discuss the prevalence, consequences and treatment for gallbladder conditions. Parkhurst is a general surgeon at South Georgia Surgical Associates in Cairo, GA and is on the medical staff at Grady General Hospital and Archbold Memorial Hospital.

To learn more about gallbladder conditions and treatment, please attend this Health Talk. The lecture will begin at noon and be held in the Grady General Hospital Conference Room. Lunch will be served. Preregistration is requested, call 229-377.0251or visit