For Your Health, Spring Seminar Series

SLUCare is offering nine free one-hour seminars on topics that cover the medical health spectrum, presented by the physicians of Saint Louis University.

All events are open to the public. Because seating is limited, please register for each event you will be attending.

Light refreshments will be served.

Series Schedule

Finding Answers In Your Genes

March 25 | 7-8 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres
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Dr. Suzanne MahonPresenter: Suzanne Mahon, R.N., DNSc, AOCN®, APNG; Genetic Counselor
It is alarming to think that you may be predisposed to developing cancer based on genes passed down to you from your parents. Genetic counselor Dr. Suzanne Mahon will clarify what hereditary cancer is, what genetic testing can and cannot tell you, and when high-risk cancer surveillance or management is needed. 

‘tis the Sneezen

March 26 | 7-8 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres
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Dr. Jason AntisdelPresenter: Jastin Antisdel, M.D., FACS; Otolaryngologist
While most cases of nasal obstruction are temporary - caused by sinusitis, allergies, overuse of nasal spray and even birth control medication - sometimes there's a more serious problem. Dr. Jastin Antisdel will guide you through the many causes and offer practical tips to help avoid or lessen the effects of nasal obstruction.

Maximizing the Minimum

March 27 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | The Lodge Des Peres
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Dr. H. Dennis MollmanPresenter: H. Dennis Mollman, M.D., Ph.D.; Neurosurgeon
Neurosurgeon Dr. Dennis Mollman is a pioneer and a leading researcher in the field of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He will share his unique insight into the procedure, the conditions best suited for its use and the immediate and long-term benefits.

"Did Ya' Hear...?"

April 1 | 7-8 p.m. | The Heights (Richmond Heights)
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Dr. Dave HarrisPresenter: Dave Harris, Ph.D.; Otolaryngologist
Hearing loss impairs the quality of life for more than 19 million Americans over the age of 45. Dr. Dave Harris, director of SLUCare's Division of Audiology, will explore with you the impact of hearing loss, advances in hearing-aid technology and other solutions, such as implants, to help regain what is lost.

What's Your Type? One, Two or None

April 2 | 7-8 p.m. | The Heights (Richmond Heights)
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Dr. Deepashree GuptaPresenter: Deepashree Gupta, M.D.; Endocrinologist
Diabetes affects 25 million Americans, and if left untreated, it can increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and other serious conditions. Endocrinologist Dr. Deepashree Gupta will guide you through the types of diabetes, symptoms, tests, treatments and preventive strategies.

The Hybrid Maze: A New Approach to Treating A-fib

April 3 | 7-8 p.m. | The Heights (Richmond Heights)
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Dr. Richard LeePresenter: Richard Lee, M.D., MBA; Cardiac Surgeon
Hybrid maze combines the benefits of traditional surgery with the advantage of minimally invasive techniques for patients with atrial fibrillation. Cardiac surgeon Dr. Richard Lee is a principal innovator in the hybrid maze procedure. He will share the science behind the new approach and its benefits.

Successful Aging

April 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Des Peres Hospital
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Dr. John MorleyPresenter: John Morley, M.D.; Geriatric Specialist
Since no two people age the same way, Dr. John Morley will talk about ways to develop personal strategies to sustain independence, improve mobility, maintain relationships and improve mental and physical health. A successful aging strategy involves a team approach - one that includes friends, family members, caregivers and health providers.

The Epidemic of Age-Related Visual Loss

April 9 | 7-8 p.m. | The Heights (Richmond Heights)
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Dr. Stephen FemanPresenter: Stephen Feman, M.D.; Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist and macular degeneration researcher Dr. Stephen Feman will explain the different types of macular degeneration and provide preventive tips to protect your sight. He will also help you recognize the early symptoms and explore advancements in treatment options.

While You Weren't Sleeping

April 10 | 7-8 p.m. | The Heights (Richmond Heights)
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Dr. Raman MalhotraPresenter: Raman Malhotra, M.D.; Neurologist
Dr. Raman Malhotra, a neurologist with the SLUCare Sleep Center, will present eye-opening facts about how important good sleep is to your overall health, independence, job, safety, judgment and relationships. He will discuss symptoms and strategies for getting a good night's sleep and information about research and treatment options.