Health briefs

By Sarah Willets

February 15, 2014

LUMBERTON — The Southeastern Lifestyle Day Spa, an affiliate of Southeastern Health, now offers acupuncture.

Through the insertion of very fine needles, applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points, the acupuncturist seeks to rebalance the flow of vital energy. Leslie Brown, a licensed acupuncturist, will offer the service in 60- to 90-minute sessions at a cost of $75 per session.

The Southeastern Lifestyle Day Spa is located at 4897 Fayetteville Road. To schedule an appointment, call 910-738-9787.

LUMBERTON — Dr. Barry Williamson, of Lumberton Surgical Associates, will host a seminar on LAP-BAND on Tuesday from 6 to 7 p.m., at Southeastern Weight Loss Center in the campus of Biggs Park Mall.

Dr. Bamdad Farhad, of Southeastern Srgical Center, will host a seminar on a variety of weight loss surgery options including adjustable gastric band, sleeve gastrectomy and Roux-en-Y gastric bypass at Southeastern Medical Clinic St. Pauls on Feb. 26 from 6 to 7 p.m. Registration is required for all seminars by calling 910-608-0307.

LUMBERTON — A special presentation on heart health, Go Red!, will be held on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in the retail space beside Belk at Biggs Park Mall. Southeastern Health Heart and Vascular Director Peggy Kirk will discuss heart disease treatment options, lifestyle changes for better health and how the disease affects both men and women. Free breakfast will be served. The event is sponsored by Biggs Park Mall and Southeastern Health’s Community Health Education Center. For more information, call 910-671-9393.

LUMBERTON — Southeastern Health is sponsoring Life Line Screenings in order to help local residents identify their risk of stroke, vascular disease and osteoporosis before the catastrophic effects of these conditions occur.

The next screening will be held on Thursday at Chestnut Street United Methodist Church at 200 E. Eighth St. in Lumberton.

A special wellness package is available for $149. The process takes less than an hour. To pre-register for a screening, contact Life Line Screening at or 1-800-690-0295.