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April 17, 2012, Volume 58, No. 30

West Philadelphia Wellness Day
Penn Nursing's Healthy In Philadelphia (HIP) initiative and Living Independently for Elders (LIFE) program are presenting their Second Annual West Philadelphia Wellness Day on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the LIFE building, 4508 Chestnut St. The event is open to all ages. The day, co-hosted by Philadelphia City Councilwoman Jannie L. Blackwell, Penn's Office of Government and Community Affairs, Penn Presbyterian Medical Center, and the UPHS, will feature free health screenings, workshops, massages, food and giveaways, music, face painting and Zumba dancing. RSVP at (215) 898-4998 or (215) 898-5629.

Free Eye Exams for Service Dogs
During the week of May 14–18, the School of Veterinary Medicine's Ryan Hospital is once again participating in the National Service Dog Eye Exam sponsored by the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists and Merial. Participating Penn ophthalmologists include Dr. Gustavo Aguirre, Dr. William Crumley and Dr. Stephen Gross. Exams are free to registered service dogs across the US and Canada. Dogs must be registered by April 30 at www.acvoeyeexam.org before scheduling an appointment, (215) 746-8387.

Free Skin Cancer Screening
May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Penn Dermatology and Penn's Abramson Cancer Center are sponsoring free skin cancer screenings on Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m.-noon, at the Ruth and Raymond Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine, 3400 Civic Center Blvd., 1st fl., ste. 1-330S. Appointments are required: (215) 662-2737 or PennMedicine.org

Almanac - April 17, 2012, Volume 58, No. 30