Healthcare is more than advanced technologies and dramatic surgical procedures. It’s about helping you and your family achieve the best quality of life possible. Join us as we explore an exciting array of topics to help you make informed choices about your health and wellbeing.
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Tuesday, January 15 - Cancers Common in Women
Gynecologic Oncologist, Robert McLellen, MD, FACOG
Obstetrician/Gynecologist, Sonja Nelson, MD
Cancer is often linked to family history, lifestyle choices and environment. Learn how to choose a healthy lifestyle that may help prevent cancer.
Saturday, February 2 - Compassion & Healing: A Mind Body Approach (9 to 11 a.m.)
Kelley Hails, MD
Come learn how spiritual growth and compassion can foster healing.
Monday, February 4 - Monitoring & Managing Congestive Heart Failure
Cardiologist, Mark Jacobs, MD, FACC
Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans. But take heart, there are more treatment options available than ever before. Learn more.
Thursday, February 7 - Bladder Control Problems
Urogynecologist, Deeptha Sastry, MD
A distressing problem often caused by an underlying treatable medical condition. Learn about new options that can improve quality of life.
Tuesday, February 19 - Cardiac Patient Wellness
Cardiologist, Peter Dourdoufis, DO, FACC; Ann Williams, PharmD.; Jacquie Higgins, RD, LD, CNSC
FEBRUARY IS AMERICAN HEART HEALTH MONTH. Learn how to prevent and manage heart disease, the leading cause of death for men and women.
Saturday, March 2 - Healing with Breath & Cranial Rhythm (9 to 11 a.m.)
Don Ash, PT
Cranial rhythmic impulse has been called the “breath of life.” Join us and explore how the body’s natural priorities can enhance healing.
Monday, March 4 - Hand Arthritis
Orthopedic Surgeon, Roderick Bruno, MD
Nearly half of arthritis sufferers are under age 50. Treatment options include medication, splinting, injections and surgery. Learn more.
Thursday, March 7 - Fighting Anemia
Oncologist, Amy Sievers, MD
Iron deficiency anemia is very treatable with diet changes and iron supplements. Come learn the important facts.
Tuesday, March 19 - Direct Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery
Orthopedic Surgeon, Akhilesh Sastry, MD
This minimally invasive procedure offers less pain, a tiny incision, shorter hospital stay, and faster recovery. Discover if you could be a candidate.
Monday, April 1 - Advance Care Planning
Palliative Care Physician, Sarah MacDuffie, DO
Learn why sharing your wishes in the form of an Advance Directive is a heartfelt gift of love.
Thursday, April 4 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Crohn’s & Ulcerative Colitis
Gastroenterologist, Aristotle Damianos, MD
Come learn about treatment options for these common and painful disorders that can affect adults and children.
Saturday, April 6 - Chakras: Unlocking Your Body’s Energy Center (9 to 11 a.m.)
Reiki Master, Christine Niles
You can use your body’s Seven Chakras, or centers of energy, to promote good health and healing. Join us to learn how.
Tuesday, April 16 - Ankle Injuries
Orthopedic Surgeon, David Davis, MD
Ankle sprain is the most common sports injury and occurs during daily activities. Learn how to avoid ankle injuries and how to treat them.
Thursday, May 2 - Aneurysm
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Victor Kim, MD
When an aneurysm ruptures it is life-threatening. Learn what is an aneurysm and how to recognize its symptoms.
Saturday, May 4 - Storytelling: Recognizing the Authentic Voice & the Healing Power of Traditional Tales (9 to 11 a.m.)
Professional storyteller, writer, Interfaith Minister & Reiki master, Ellen Secci
Monday, May 6 - Knee & Hip Arthritis
Orthopedic Surgeon, Thomas King, MD
Come learn about the latest treatments for arthritis that can relieve the pain and help you get back your life.
Tuesday, May 21 - Lung Cancer
Pulmonologist, Elvira Aguila, MD, FCCP; Thoracic Surgeon, Steven Milman MD, FACS, FCCP; Oncologist, Prashant Shankar, MD
Lung cancer claims more lives than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Learn about the latest screening, diagnosis and treatment options.
Saturday, June 1 - Stress Reduction (9 to 11 a.m.)
Patricia Alandydy, RN; Ana Drexler, RN
Learn how to gain more control of your life and reduce pain by reducing stress, as well as effective ways to cope with stress.
Monday, June 3 - Shoulder Pain
Orthopedic Surgeon, Mayo Noerdlinger, MD
Many people have shoulder pain, which can be the result of injury or disease. Learn about diagnosis and available treatment options.
Tuesday, June 18 - Concussion
Neurosurgeon, Henry Pallatroni III, MD
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that should never be taken lightly. Come learn more about concussions and important treatments.