September 02, 2015
Portsmouth Regional Hospital is pleased to present the 2015 Fall Community Wellness Series.
All lectures are FREE and will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m., in the hospital classrooms, unless otherwise specified.
Integrating Mindfulness into Everyday Life
Saturday, September 5 / Liz Korabek-Emerson, Certified Mindfulness Teacher and Coach
Mindfulness can help us to reduce stress and promote well-being. In this workshop you will learn what mindfulness is and how to access it when you need it.
CardioMEMS & Congestive Heart Failure
Tuesday, September 8 / Jeffrey Colnes, MD, FACC, Cardiologist
Redefining heart failure management with the use of the latest heart failure monitoring device. Is CardioMEMS an option for you?
From Crib to College: Synopsis of Pediatric Safety Concerns
Tuesday, September 15 / Keith Dominick, MD, Pediatrician
Learn about common safety concerns throughout childhood and adolescence.
Using Food as Medicine to Stay Nourished and Healthy
Saturday, October 3 / Betty Moylan, Registered Yoga Instructor, Ayurvedic Consultant and Educator
Ayurveda offers a simple and practical approach to understanding digestion, nutrition and seasonal change. This workshop will explore the concepts of digestive strength and how the body accumulates toxins. You will learn tips and tools to enhance your nutritional balance.
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Monday, October 5 / Matt Robertson, MD, MS Neurologist
Come learn more about this neurological disorder and ways to improve the quality of life.
Access to Healthcare How to Navigate the Complex and Changing System
Tuesday, October 13 / Elizabeth Vierra, Patient Access Director
An interactive session to help you get past the confusion and understand the process.
Same Day Surgery/Total Hip & Total Knee Replacements
Tuesday, October 20 / Thomas King, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Don’t let arthritis keep you down. New opportunities exist to get a hip or knee replaced with only a few hours in the hospital and a shorter recovery time at home. You could be a candidate. Come learn more.
Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorder
Monday, November 2 / Gareth Davies, MD, Neurosurgeon
It is a stimulator that is placed deep in the basal ganglia or thalamus (deep in the brain) for various movement disorders (Parkinson’s and Tremor would be the majority of cases) to minimize tremors.
Saturday, November 7 / Ann Sousa, Spiritualist, Minister, Grief Counselor
Learn ways to bring balance into your life by releasing stored grief and restoring E+N+E+R+G+Y!
Family Dynamics of Addiction and Recovery: How to Let Go and Regain Your Peace of Mind
Tuesday, November 17 / Barbara Nesbitt, LMHC
Family members try everything in the book to keep their loved ones from using alcohol and drugs. In the process, they feel controlled by the actions of the addict/alcoholic and as a result helpless and frustrated.
Herbal Remedies 101: Preventive Health with Whole Herbs & Aromatherapy
Saturday, December 5 / Amanda Stanley, CHP, CRMT, RYT
Learn the simple, safe & effective basics of herbal remedies and aromatherapy. You’ll be introduced to some hers for general health support and preventative care for issues like energy, immunity and stress support.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Monday, December 7 / Robert Eberhart, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Symptoms of carpal tunnel usually include numbness or tingling in the fingers and wrist. If your fingers aren’t working
like they should, here is your opportunity to learn more.
Tuesday, December 15 / Jacquie Higgins, RD, LD, Jessica LaFleur, RD, LD
Eating disorders are treatable medical illnesses and include anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating. They frequently
co-exist with other illnesses such as depression, substance abuse or anxiety disorders. Some can become life threatening if a person does not receive medical tre\atment. Come learn more.