February through April 2005
The mission of the 2005
Speakers will appear as a panel of health care providers. The panels for each session will be composed of a primary care physician and other specialists related to diagnosis and treatment of the symptom under consideration. Physicians will work together to present a comprehensive picture of how the symptoms lead to a diagnosis and how the initial diagnosis is distinguished from other diseases that may share similar symptoms. Following a 40 to 50 minute panel presentation and a refreshment break, a moderator will present written and oral questions from the audience related to the evening’s topic. The forum is not intended to provide diagnosis of specific disease concerns of the public, but to suggest the paths needed for consumers to resolve their medical questions.
Location and Time
first session of the 2005
All presentations will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This nine-week series is free and open to the public. Advanced registration is encouraged – seating is limited.
Cost and Enrollment
There is no charge for the
Topics for 2005
February 8, 2005 – Prostate Cancer – A Family Issue
What signs should a man or his partner look for to detect a prostate problem? Who is at risk? Are there easy and safe screening techniques? When should a man begin to be concerned about the possibility of prostate cancer? What can be done if a problem is suspected? Can it be treated and cured? Join a local urologist and a radiation oncologist to explore these issues.
February 15, 2005 – Alzheimer’s Disease – Current Research and Treatment
Do you or someone you know forget people’s names, have trouble finding the right word, or have difficulty finding the car when leaving a store? Join a local physician and a researcher for a discussion of this puzzling disorder. The physician is involved in the diagnosis of the disease and the treatment of its symptoms. The researcher will address ongoing research being done both nationally and in the local area.
February 22, 2005 - Women’s Health Issues
With all the recent and seemingly conflicting information about women’s health, who isn’t confused? What effect does obesity have on an array of health issues? Are women more prone to diabetes? What can be done to minimize disease risk or improve health? Add to these concerns, questions about infertility and tonight’s session should be thought provoking. Panel members are physicians who specialize in endocrine disorders, diabetes, obesity and infertility.
March 8, 2005 - Psychology and Child Health Issues
Does your child or grandchild appear to be feeling down, hopeless or disengaged? Is he/she acting up in school? Are you concerned about depression or eating disorders? How can you help? Where do you turn for factual information? Is there treatment available? Join specialists in the fields of mental health and counseling to explore the findings in this rapidly evolving field.
March 15, 2005 – Heart Disease – Evaluation and Treatment
What are the signs and symptoms of heart disease or a heart attack? Are they the same for men and women? What if the discomfort is just indigestion? Could this be a panic attack? How long should I wait before seeking care? Can anything be done to avoid or minimize the damage of heart disease? Respected cardiovascular specialists will present current date and answer your questions.
March 22, 2005 – Stroke – Early Identification and Treatment
What are the signs of a stroke? Am I at risk? How does family history plan into my chances of having a stroke? Is stroke damage always permanent? What is the Golden Hour? What does it mean for recovery? Is there anything doctors can do for a stroke but wait it out? A neurologist and a physical therapist will provide information that could save your life or the life of a loved one.
April 5, 2005 – Spirituality and End of Life Issues
Is your health and sense of well being affected by your spiritual beliefs? What importance does spirituality play in end of life situations? How does a person cope with a dreaded diagnosis? Who really needs support; the patient, the family, friends? What resources are available to maintain dignity and independence? A researcher, educator and care giver lends his perspective and fields questions from the public.
April 12, 2005 – Complementary/Alternative Medicine
This discussion is for everyone interested in non-traditional wellness/healing techniques including Tai Chi, massage therapy, herbal supplements, and holistic medicine. The discussion will be led by a respected physician who uses the full range of healing sciences.
April 19, 2005 – Living Healthy – Prevention of Disease
Some say, “Do this, don’t do that and you still die.” So is there anything to this idea of living healthy and living a better life? Does diet really matter? Can I start exercising after years of inactivity and make any difference? Are there things we can do to live longer and feel better? A physician and exercise fitness expert will help make sense of this exploding field of knowledge.
For More Information
The Center for Public Service and Community Engagement
812-237-4011 or 1-800-234-1639
Hamilton Center, Inc
Providence Medical Group
Union Hospital Health Group