Thank you to everyone who attended the Spring Seminar Series from March 25 through April 10. We are very pleased with the result of this series and have already started planning another series in the fall.
If you attended any lectures this spring, we'd love to hear your feedback to help us make the fall seminar even better.
Presenter: 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 clarified what hereditary cancer is, what genetic testing can and cannot tell you, and when high-risk cancer surveillance or management is needed.
Presenter: 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 guided attendees through the many causes and offer practical tips to help avoid or lessen the effects of nasal obstruction.
Presenter: 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 shared his unique insight into the procedure, the conditions best suited for its use and the immediate and long-term benefits.
Presenter: 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, explored with you the impact of hearing loss, advances in hearing-aid technology and other solutions, such as implants, to help regain what is lost.
Presenter: 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 guided you through the types of diabetes, symptoms, tests, treatments and preventive strategies.
Presenter: 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 shared the science behind the new approach and its benefits.
Presenter: John Morley, M.D.; Geriatric Specialist
Since no two people age the same way, Dr. John Morley spoke on 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.
Presenter: Stephen Feman, M.D.; Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist and macular degeneration researcher Dr. Stephen Feman explaind the different types of macular degeneration and provide preventive tips to protect your sight. He also helped you recognize the early symptoms and explore advancements in treatment options.
Presenter: Raman Malhotra, M.D.; Neurologist
Dr. Raman Malhotra, a neurologist with the SLUCare Sleep Center, presented eye-opening facts about how important good sleep is to your overall health, independence, job, safety, judgment and relationships. He discussed symptoms and strategies for getting a good night's sleep and information about research and treatment options.