October 18, 2013
Colleen Hamilton
(314) 977-8014

SLUCare Introduces For Your Health Fall Seminar Series

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ST. LOUIS -- SLUCare is offering free one-hour health seminars throughout the month of October as part of its For Your Health fall seminar series.

In total, there will be seven lectures that are designed to introduce the latest health advancements and treatments available. The For Your Health seminar series begins Oct. 16 and continues until Oct. 30. An RSVP is required for each seminar of the series. 

The seminars will take place at either the Central St. Louis County Library or at The Lodge Des Peres. Each lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. and last approximately one hour. The speakers and topics for each seminar are listed below.

Oct. 16 - Vascular Health and Screenings: An update on stroke prevention, the treatment of peripheral artery disease, and abdominal aortic aneurysms - The Lodge

Brian Peterson, M.D., SLUCare vascular surgeon, will discuss the dangers caused by vascular diseases. Peterson will also provide preventive tips and information that can help identify symptoms and signs of vascular disease.

Oct. 17 - Advancements in Joint, Knee and Hip Replacement - Central St. Louis County Library

Jeffrey Whiting, M.D., SLUCare orthopaedic surgeon, will share new techniques and treatment options that can reduce post-operative pain and promote a speedier recovery for those who have had a joint, knee or hip replaced.

Oct. 22 - A New Look at Macular Degeneration - Central St. Louis County Library

Stephen Feman, M.D., SLUCare ophthalmologist, will explain the different types of macular degeneration and will provide preventive tips to protect your sight.

Oct. 23 - Cosmetic Dermatology: Helping Your Skin Look Its Best at Any Age - The Lodge

Natalie Semchyshyn, M.D., SLUCare dermatologist, will present advancements and treatment options to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

Oct. 24 - The Hybrid Maze - A New Approach to Treating Atrial Fibrillation - The Lodge

Richard Lee, M.D., MBA, SLUCare cardiac surgeon, will share the science behind the Hybrid Maze, a new approach to treating atrial fibrillation that combines the benefits of traditional surgery with the advantages of minimally invasive techniques.

Oct. 29 - Parent Trap: Caring for the Aging Parent - The Lodge

Milta Little, D.O., SLUCare geriatrician, will present her insight into a new trend affecting more families as baby boomers age. Children caught in this situation are often referred to as the sandwich generation - adults raising their own children while dealing with elderly parents and their care.

Oct. 30 - Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery - The Lodge

Dennis Mollman, M.D., SLUCare neurosurgeon, will explain a new medical technique that reduces the size of surgical scaring and speeds recovery time from back surgery. Mollman will also explain the conditions that are best suited for this new procedure, and the immediate and long-term benefits.

Nationally accredited with more than 500 physicians, SLUCare is the medical practice group of Saint Louis University School of Medicine. The school educates physicians and biomedical scientists, conducts medical research, and provides health care on a local, national and international level.

To register or learn more about the For Your Health seminar series, call (314) 977-4440 or visit slucare.edu/fall.

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