OHSU’s free spring health lecture series begins this month

02/08/11  Portland, Ore.

WHAT

The spring session of Oregon Health & Science University’s popular Ask the Health Experts seminar series will begin this week and last through May. Featured speakers are leading experts in their field who will answer questions following the lectures. Here is the current schedule:

February 8

Hip & Knee Replacements: Are You a Candidate?
Kathryn Schabel, M.D. - Learn about important advances in joint replacement for arthritis, sports injuries and aging joints and whether it can help you.

February 16

New Ways to Prevent Heart Attacks
Michael Shapiro, D.O. - Learn about what is new in heart attack prevention and the latest research findings.

February 23

Whiplash: It’s More than a Pain in the Neck
David Sibell, M.D. - Vehicle accidents, sporting activities and even falls can cause whiplash and neck pain. Learn more about treatment options, pain relief and prevention.

March 16

Treating Arthritis in the Thumb & Wrist
Adam Mirarchi, M.D. - Writing, grasping and holding items can be painful with arthritis. Learn more about how to treatment options and symptom management.

March 23

I’d Like to Buy an “S”: The Hearing Loss Puzzle
Shelly Boelter, Doctor of Audiology - Do you miss parts of words? Do you feel like you are guessing what others are saying, especially in background noise? Come join us for a discussion on hearing and hearing loss. Topics covered will include: mechanisms of the ear; the social and financial impact of hearing loss; causes of hearing loss; and strategies for treating hearing loss including cutting edge technology.

April 20

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery: Latest Techniques
Alex Ching, M.D. - Hear about the newest minimally invasive surgical options for treating your spine conditions.

May 18

Hip & Knee Replacements: Are you a Candidate?
- Kathryn Schabel, M.D. - Learn about important advances in joint replacement for arthritis, sports injuries and aging joints and whether it can help you.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

WHEN

7 to 8 p.m.

WHERE

OHSU Center for Health & Healing, third floor, 3303 S.W. Bond Ave., Portland. Maps and driving directions.

DETAILS

To attend the OHSU Ask the Health Experts lectures, register online at www.ohsuhealth.com/seminar or by phone at 503 494-1122. Free parking is available near the Center for Health & Healing. Light refreshments will be served.