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September 03 2014

SITKA, September 03, 2014 – Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital is hosting “Doc Talks,” a free, health-related speaker series that will run on Wednesday evenings, starting September 10th.

Each Wednesday from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, a Mt. Edgecumbe provider will present a different topic and will be available to answer questions from the audience.  Community members may choose which topics are of interest and attend as many as they like.

Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital is not only focused on treating people once they are ill, but also on education and prevention. The organization feels that reaching out to our entire community with a variety of topics presented by its providers and specialists will give people the opportunity to learn more about how to maintain their health and prevent illness and injury. The “Doc Talks” speaker series combined with the opportunity to have questions answered directly by speakers is an excellent way to do that.

In order to ensure ”Doc Talks” is accessible to as many people as possible, these presentations are open to the entire community at no cost. As an added convenience, there is no requirement to register in advance.

The series of weekly presentations will begin September 10 and run through November 19 and will be held at the Hames Center (121 John Brady Dr.). Healthy snacks and refreshments will be provided beginning at 6:30pm with the educational session starting at 7pm.

The Doc Talks schedule is as follows:

  • September 10: Dr. Sul-Russ Thorward – SAD (seasonal affective disorder): winter blues or is it something more serious?

  • September 17: Dr. Loren Laybourn -  Advancements in imaging technology (radiology)

  • September 24: Jill Reid, BS Pharm, BCACP, NCPS  – Over the counter medications for kids

  • October 1: Dr. Irbert Vega – Overview on sexually transmitted infections

  • October 8: Dr. David Vastola – Pediatric safety

  • October 15: Gio Villanueva, PT, DPT, ATC – Preventing activity-related injuries such as hamstring, knee, and foot injuries.

  • October 22: Dr. Somerset Dunn, Au.D, CCC-A – How to prevent hearing loss

  • October 29: Dr. Elliot Bruhl – Osteoarthritis / Degenerative joint disease treatment options

  • November 5: Jessica Holland, R.D., L.D. – Heart healthy eating to help reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol

  • November 12: Dr. Kristen Widmer – Contraception options

  • November 19: Dr. Valerie Edwards – Type 2 diabetes 

For more information call 966-8575.

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