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Posted: 2013 Apr 05 - 06:59

Free breast cancer screening available April 6

In order to encourage early detection when breast cancer is most treatable, Martin Health System is hosting a free Breast Health Awareness event from 9:30 a.m. to noon April 6 at the Robert and Carol Weissman Cancer Center, 501 E. Osceola St., in Stuart.

Activities will include risk assessment screenings and learning opportunities highlighting the importance of early breast cancer detection, risk factors and family history and innovations in diagnosis and treatment.

Seating is limited and reservations are required. Those interested may RSVP to (866) 361-HOPE (4673).

Roads have lane closures

The engineering department is replacing the existing stormwater pipe that crosses under S.W. Farm Road, about one mile west of the intersection of S.W. Silver Fox Lane.

This work will cause intermittent lane closures between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. until April 10. Motorists and pedestrians are encouraged to exercise caution and expect minor delays.

Another road affected by water main utility work is S.E. Commerce Avenue, between S.E. Monroe Street and S.E. Waaler Street. The work is expected to be complete by April 30.

Free STD screening

In recognition of STD Awareness Month, the Florida Department of Health in Martin County will host two free screening events for STDs (sexually transmitted diseases) including HIV/AIDS at locations in Stuart in Indiantown.

Free testing, education and counseling is available from 1 to 4 p.m. April 10 at the Health Department located at 3441 S.E. Willoughby Blvd., in Stuart, and at the Health Department facility from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 11 at 16401 SW Farm Road in Indiantown. No appointment is needed.

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