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Leg Swelling and Ulcers the Focus of Free Seminar on Aug. 18

Ventura, California, 07/20/2015

Leg swelling and ulcers will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Aug. 18.

Lower extremity venous hypertension, or leg swelling, is an often under-diagnosed condition that causes complications like clots, ulcers, pain and chronic life-threatening infections. While common among those who are obese, pregnant or have a family history, localized swelling may also be due to an expansion of body fluid in the legs from the effect of gravity.

At this seminar titled “Leg Swelling & Ulceration: Much More About Gravity than Heart Failure,” Dr. Gregory Albaugh, a vascular surgeon, will discuss what causes leg swelling and ulcers; why legs swell during the day; diagnosing leg ulcers and difficult wounds; and treatment options.

Dr. Albaugh received his doctor of osteopathic medicine degree at the Western University of Health Sciences in California and he completed a residency at UMDNJ-Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Dr. Albaugh is a member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

The seminar will run from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 18 in the 8th floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St. in Ventura. Registration is free but reservations are required. Call 1-800-838-3006 or visit

Future scheduled Speaker Series events include: Update in Diabetes Management on Aug. 22 at Soule Park Golf Course in Ojai and Treatment of Low Back Pain Sept. 1 at Community Memorial Hospital.