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For Immediate Release:
November 15, 2013

Southcoast teams up with local YMCAs to offer monthly presentations on important health topics

December series to focus on urinary control for men and women

NEW BEDFORD, Mass - Southcoast® Health System, in partnership with the Bayside YMCA, the Gleason Family YMCA, and the New Bedford YMCA, presents a new monthly series focused on helping you and your family live a healthier lifestyle. The free health education program is designed to help you make healthier decisions and support your well-being.

Presentations will take place at each of the YMCA locations throughout the month with topics focusing on important health issues and will be presented by a Southcoast specialist with expertise in that field of medicine. For the December series Southcoast urologists, Dennis LaRock, MD, John Carroll, MD, and Patrick Kelty, MD, will discuss the latest medical and surgical advancements for treatment of urinary urgency, frequency and incontinence in both men and women.

The presentations will take place at the following three locations:


Gleason Family YMCA
30 Charge Pond Road in Wareham
Wednesday, December 4, at 6:00 p.m.
Led by: Dennis LaRock, MD, Urology
Registration: 508-295-9622

New Bedford

New Bedford YMCA 25 South Water Street in New Bedford
Wednesday, December 11, at 6:30 p.m.
Led by: John Carroll, MD, Urology
Registration: 508-997-0734

Barrington, R.I.

Bayside YMCA
70 West Street in Barrington, R.I.
Tuesday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m.
Led by: Patrick Kelty, MD, Urology
Registration: 401-245-2444

Registration is not required, but is preferred. Register directly with the YMCA facility that is hosting the seminar you would like to attend. For more information on the monthly series, email Traci McNeil at

Stephanie Poyant
Public Information Officer
Phone: 508-973-5280

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