OHSU Ask the Health Experts Lecture series features specialists on top health concerns

02/01/13  Portland, Ore.

The upcoming session of Oregon Health & Science University's “Ask the Health Experts” seminar series is quickly approaching. Lectures feature specialists in each field who share their expertise about developments in treatment, prevention and detection of some of today’s top health concerns. Lectures are followed by a question-and-answer session with the experts. All lectures are free and open to the public. The schedule is as follows:

February 12

Help, my baby has a flat head! What does this mean?

Anna Kuang, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Learn why some infants or babies have a flat head, and what can be done about it. Also find out more about what OHSU Doernbecher is doing to treat facial anomalies such as cleft lip, cleft palate and prematurely fused skulls.

February 13

Change your heart disease genes

Michael Shapiro, D.O. and Kent Thornburg, Ph.D.
Scientists have discovered that it’s not bad genes but generations of poor nutrition that cause heart disease. Learn how to change the fate of your family tree.

February 20

When is surgery right for clogged coronary arteries?

Howard Song, M.D., Ph.D.
Learn about the surgical treatments of atherosclerosis and when they might be right for you.

February 27

Heart care for type 2 diabetes

Scott Chadderdon, M.D. and Farahnaz Joarder, M.D.
Learn about the unique heart care needs for people with type 2 diabetes from the co-directors of the OHSU Heart Disease and Diabetes Program.

March 6

Scoliosis and the adult spine

D. Kojo Hamilton, M.D.
Hear how adults face a unique set of challenges when living with scoliosis, and learn how medical treatment can help.

March 12

Can your sleep affect your teeth?

Kevin Kwiecien, D.M.D.
Sleep can help keep your teeth healthy, and certain mouth conditions may indicate poor quality of sleep. Learn of recent findings, concerns, and treatments related to sleep quality, sleep apnea and teeth grinding.


All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and will take place at the OHSU Center for Health & Healing, third floor, 3303 S.W. Bond Avenue, Portland. Maps and driving directions are available here.


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

About OHSU

Oregon Health & Science University is the state’s only academic health and research university. As Portland's largest employer with nearly 14,000 employees, OHSU's size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support not found anywhere else in the state. OHSU serves patients from every corner of Oregon and is a conduit for learning for more than 4,300 students and trainees. OHSU is the source of more than 200 community outreach programs that bring health and education services to each county in the state.