Ask the Health Experts

Winter 2016

Join us for informative talks about some of today’s top health concerns. Learn the latest developments in treatment, prevention and detection from the leading professionals in the field. Light refreshments will be served at all seminars.

Watch recordings of past ask the health experts seminars

Bone and Joint

Shouldering the Burden
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Jacqueline Munch, M.D.

Understand how your shoulder and rotator cuff work, typical injuries that may affect them, and the types of treatments available.


How to Maintain an Injury-Free, Active Lifestyle
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Ryan Petering, M.D.

Exercise plays a huge role in your health and longevity. Get tips and advice to keep active, recover from injuries, and stay active for life.


Brain care

Living with Migraine: It's Not All in Your Head
Wednesday, March 16, 7 p.m.
Juliette Preston, M.D.

How does a migraine differ from a headache? Learn more about how they are diagnosed and hear about causes and the latest treatment.



My Colonoscopy Showed a Polyp: What Now?
Tuesday, March 8, 7 p.m.
Liana Tsikitis, M.D.

Join us to learn about the latest and most effective colon cancer treatment options that can cause fewer side effects. Find out how OHSU doctors use personalized medicine to help prevent, screen and treat colon cancer or even benign conditions such as polyps or inflammatory bowel disease which can mimic colon cancer symptoms.


Is Colon Cancer Preventable?
Tuesday, March 29, 7 p.m.
Daniel Herzig, M.D.

According to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force, everyone over the age of 50 should have regular screening tests for colon cancer. This results in the prevention of 70-90 percent of cancer, and prevents approximately 50% of cancer-related deaths. Learn about colon cancer symptoms along with the various and convenient screening options available to you through OHSU.


Heart care

Beaverton: Beer, Chocolate and Heart Failure
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Jonathan Davis, M.D., M.P.H.S.

Want to avoid heart disease? The first step is to examine your lifestyle: Diet, exercise, sleep and stress can all play a part. Find out more about what you can do to protect your heart.

This lecture is located in the Beaverton OHSU Knight Cancer Institute building
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006


Beaverton: Women and Heart Disease: Know the Facts
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Shimoli Shah, M.D.

Heart disease remains the most common disease in the United States – for women as well as men. Learn about symptoms, risk factors and prevention that are specific to women. The latest research can help keep your heart healthy.

This lecture is located in the Beaverton OHSU Knight Cancer Institute building
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006


Living with Heart Failure
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Christopher V. Chien, M.D.

Advances in treatment are helping people with heart failure live longer, fuller lives. Learn more from a team of experts in cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation, pharmacy and nutrition.


Beaverton: Young Women's Hearts at Risk + Pregnancy Heart Health
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Abigail Khan, M.D.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S. Risk factors are rising for women under 45, and pregnant women may have additional cardiovascular concerns. Learn more about why and what you can do.

This lecture is located in the Beaverton OHSU Knight Cancer Institute building
15700 S.W. Greystone Court
Beaverton, OR 97006


Spine care

Back Pain and Injection Treatment Options
Wednesday, February 3, 7 p.m.
Grace Chen, M.D.

Back pain is common. It can also be frustrating and keep you from your favorite activities. Learn about when you can treat back pain on its own—and when to see a specialist for additional therapies, such as non-opioid treatments.


Baby talk, with OHSU Fertility Consultants

Considering fertility treatment? Want to learn about what choices might be best for you? At OHSU, we offer a full range of fertility services.

Please attend an information session from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at one of our monthly events. You will have the opportunity to speak with one of our providers for a review of your personal circumstances.

If you have a partner, we encourage both of you to attend. Space is limited, so don’t wait: sign up today.

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