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BCH hosts free community education lectures featuring experienced health care providers who offer the latest prevention and treatment advice on a range of health-related conditions.

Because BCH has canceled all public gatherings due to COVID-19, we are livestreaming our lectures so that you can view from your home. We will also archive each livestream so that you may view them at your convenience. Completed livestreams will be available to view within the next business day of its air date.

Prostate Cancer Screening: Make an Informed Choice
Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men. In fact, about 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Even though it’s most treatable when caught early, men are often confronted with confusing and conflicting information about the value of prostate cancer screening.

Hear board-certified family medicine physician Kevin Bundy, MD, describe the pros and cons of prostate cancer screening, specifically prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing, and when you might choose to be screened.

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Directly following our lecture presentation, there will be a question-and-answer session in which you can ask questions relating to the lecture. A moderator will relay questions to the presenter during the appropriate time. We may not be able to answer all the questions submitted because of time constraints.

NOTE: When using this live chat, please exercise caution since this is a public forum and other people watching the broadcast will be able to read what you write. We recommend against disclosing medical information or identifying yourself.​

Upcoming Lectures

Lowering Your Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Livestream Archive

Our livestream broadcasts are recorded and available to view in this archive. Find a recording by selecting one of the following categories to see lectures related to that topic:

Cardiology

Innovative Treatments for Atrial Fibrillation - Sept. 15, 2020

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an irregular heartbeat that can be dangerous because it increases your risk of stroke by nearly fivefold and also makes you more prone to develop heart failure and other heart-related complications. Luckily, recent years have seen major advancements in treating AFib.

Hear top experts from the AFib Clinic at Boulder Heart describe a range of innovative treatments for bringing your heart back to a normal rhythm, including minimally invasive procedures such as catheter ablation, the new WATCHMAN and hybrid ablation.

Please click here to view/download a PDF of slides from this lecture.

Recognizing and Treating Heart Failure - May 13, 2020

Nearly 6 million Americans suffer from heart failure, a serious condition where the heart can’t pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Many are unaware they have this potentially fatal condition because some of the most common symptoms — such as shortness of breath and fatigue — are often mistaken for normal signs of aging.

Our speaker is cardiologist Dr. Scott Blois, who established the first heart failure clinic in Boulder County. He will describe the signs of heart failure and provide an update on the latest treatment options.

View the PowerPoint slides for this lecture (pdf file).

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our presenter, Scott Blois, MD, of Boulder Heart, call 303-622-5979.

Latest Treatments for Heart Valve Problems - Feb. 12, 2020

Hear heart valve disease specialists Drs. Srini Iyengar and Daniel O’Hair describe the types of heart valve disorders and their potential complications. Then learn about the latest options for repairing or replacing a problem valve, including minimally invasive TAVR, MitraClip® Therapy and robotic-assisted mitral valve surgery.

View PowerPoint slides from this lecture (pdf file)

Battling Heart Disease in Women - Feb. 4, 2020

Cardiologist Dr. Molly Ware describes the latest approaches for preventing heart disease in women and screening for early detection.

View or download PowerPoint slides from this lecture (.pdf).

Lowing Your Blood Pressure - Jan. 13, 2020

Having high blood pressure — also known as hypertension — puts you at greater risk for heart attack, stroke and heart failure. That’s why it’s vitally important to keep your blood pressure under control. During her lecture, Yogitha Potini, MD, MPH, a board-certified internist with a focus on preventive care, described simple ways to lower your blood pressure — from lifestyle changes to the latest treatments.

View and/or download a PDF of PowerPoint slides that accompanied this lecture.

Mitral Valve Treatments - Sept. 9, 2019

Cardiovascular surgeon Daniel O’Hair, MD, describes common types of mitral valve disorders and ways to manage symptoms. He’ll then explains the latest options for repairing or replacing a problem mitral valve, including minimally invasive robotic-assisted mitral valve surgery.

View slides from Dr. O’Hair’s lecture on the "Latest Treatments for Mitral Valve Disease."

AFib Treatment Innovations - Aug. 19, 2019

Boulder Heart’s specialized AFib cardiology team describes a range of innovative treatments for bringing your heart back to a normal rhythm, including minimally invasive procedures such as catheter ablation, the new WATCHMAN and hybrid ablation.

View PowerPoint slides from the free health lecture titled “Innovative treatments for atrial fibrillation.”

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Orthopedics

Innovative Treatments for Painful Hips and Knees - April 15, 2020

Hear Dr. Brian Blackwood, a fellowship-trained hip and knee replacement specialist and recognized expert in robotic-arm assisted joint replacement. He’ll describe the newest approaches for relieving the pain of degenerative arthritis, from non-surgical treatments to the latest surgical options such as advanced Mako robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery.

View slides from the lecture (pdf).

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our presenter, Brian Blackwood, MD, of BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, call 303-720-7650.

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Neurology/Neurosurgery

Memory Loss: What’s Normal, What’s Not? -Aug. 13, 2020

Do you worry that forgetting names or where you put your keys might be a sign of impending dementia? Some memory loss is a normal part of aging. But sometimes forgetfulness is an early sign of serious conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Neurologist Alan Zacharias, M.D., of Associated Neurologists, discussed normal age-related forgetfulness, abnormal memory loss and the diagnosis and treatment of dementia.

Please click here to view a PDF of slides shown during this lecture.

Controlling Migraine Pain - July 21, 2020

There’s no mistaking a migraine — the excruciating head pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. More than 36 million Americans, three-quarters of them women, suffer from incapacitating attacks. Fortunately, methods for preventing and managing migraines have improved dramatically in recent years.

Hear BCH neurologist Alan Zacharias, MD, explain what triggers a migraine headache, its possible complications and the latest treatments for stopping the pain.

Click here to view or download a PDF of slides shown during this lecture.

Advances in Treating Involuntary Tremors - July 9, 2020

For about 11 million Americans, involuntary tremors are a constant problem that can interfere with just about everything — getting dressed, drinking a cup of coffee or using a cell phone. This trembling can be caused by Parkinson’s disease, but more often it’s caused by Essential tremor, a benign and often inherited condition.

Hear board-certified neurosurgeon Kara Beasley, DO, describe the latest advances for controlling tremors, including focused ultrasound — a new no-incision treatment for Essential and Parkinson’s tremors. BCH is the first in Colorado to offer this advanced treatment option.

Click here to view a PDF of slides shown during this lecture.

Pain Management

Treating Chronic Pain With Mind Body Medicine - April 23, 2020

Mind body medicine has been growing in popularity for the treatment of many types of chronic pain that haven’t responded to traditional medical therapies — chronic back, neck or pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, nerve damage and migraines, to name a few.

Hear Bradley Fanestil, MD, describe how mind body medicine can empower you with tools to help eliminate or significantly alleviate your chronic pain. He’ll then explain how this form of medicine can reduce opioid use and prevent addiction.

View or download Lecture Slides (PDF)

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our presenter, Bradley Fanestil, MD, of Center for Mind Body Medicine, call 303-416-5752.

Relieving Spinal Disc Pain - March 18, 2020

Board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon Sharad Rajpal, MD, explains common spinal disc problems such as a herniated disc and degenerative disc disease. He also describes the latest non-surgical and surgical treatment options for relieving your pain, including advanced minimally-invasive Mazor X robotic-guided spine surgery.

View or download the slide presentation for this lecture.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our presenter, Sharad Rajpal, MD, of Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Associates, call 303-816-8380.

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Physical and Mental Wellness

BCH Falls Prevention Series: Slips, Trips and Falls No More! - Sept. 24, 2020

Learn about the “back to basics” of falls prevention and strategies to prevent falls. Presented by Joan DePuy, RN, BSN, Trauma Outreach & Injury Prevention Coordinator at Boulder Community Health

BCH Falls Prevention Series: Tai Chi Class - Sept. 23, 2020

Enjoy the benefits of Tai Chi forms, including preventing falls, boosting immunity, decreasing stress and improving quality of life. Presented by Juli Booton, PT, Outpatient Rehabilitation at Boulder Community Health.

How to Stop Prediabetes From Becoming Diabetes - Sept. 2, 2020

Prediabetes Raises Risk for Heart Attack, Stroke
Getting diagnosed with prediabetes—which means your blood sugar level is higher than normal—is a serious wake-up call. Without intervention, prediabetes often leads to type 2 diabetes and puts you at increased risk for heart disease and stroke. But this diagnosis doesn’t mean that you will definitely develop diabetes. There’s still time to turn things around.

Hear family medicine physician Dr. Mikki Hand describe how prediabetes is diagnosed and practical steps you can take to prevent or delay type 2 diabetes.

Click here to view/download a PDF of slides shown during this lecture.

Visiting Your Doctor’s Office or Foothills Hospital - Learn What to Expect -- Aug. 27, 2020

Panel of speakers:

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Say Goodbye to Varicose Veins - July 15, 2020

Are varicose veins keeping you from wearing clothes that show your legs? It’s time to finally feel comfortable with how your legs look and feel. Get rid of those varicose veins.

Our speaker is Dr. Jie Mao, who has treated more than 500 patients with varicose veins. She’ll explain the causes of varicose veins and how they can lead to serious health problems. Then she’ll describe self-care measures and minimally invasive outpatient procedures that can help your legs look and feel better.

View or download slides from the lecture.

Loud snoring? Daytime drowsiness? Maybe it’s sleep apnea - July 1, 2020


Does your bed partner complain that you snore loudly? Do you suffer from daytime sleepiness even after a full night’s sleep? These are the warning signs of sleep apnea — a serious medical condition that causes you to repeatedly stop breathing for brief moments during sleep. If left untreated, sleep apnea increases your risk for hypertension, stroke, heart failure, irregular heartbeat, dementia and type 2 diabetes. Luckily, sleep apnea is easily diagnosed and effectively treated.

Hear Anthony Barber, DO, a fellowship-trained and board-certified sleep medicine specialist, describe the causes and health risks of sleep apnea. He then discussed the latest approaches for detecting and treating this serious condition.

Click here to view a PDF of slides from the lecture.

Undoing the Damage of Childhood Trauma - June 18, 2020

Physical or mental abuse as a child. A violent assault. Death of a parent by suicide. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) come in many forms. These early-in-life traumatic events can trigger emotional and even physical reactions that can make you more prone to a number of health problems as an adult, including mental health issues and drug or alcohol addiction. Luckily, ACEs are treatable problems.

Learn about the long-term negative effects of ACEs, and how they can lead to mental health problems and substance use disorders. Then hear practical steps you or others in your life can take to address ACEs.

View a PDF of lecture slides here

Talking to Your Doctor About End-of-Life Care - June 11, 2020

Some of the most important—and most difficult—conversations you’ll ever have are about your wishes for end of life. Talking with your loved ones is an important first step in making your wishes known. But it’s also essential for your health care provider to understand your priorities for end-of-life care.

Hear Drs. Jean Abbott and Ben Keidan describe treatment options for your final days and how to include end-of-life discussions at your next in-person or virtual wellness visit.

View a PDF of lecture slides here

Maintaining Your Emotional Health During COVID-19 - May 21, 2020

Dealing with the daily disruptions of COVID-19 can make life feel out of control.

Worries about getting sick, facing financial hardship and distancing yourself from loved ones can become overwhelming. This can lead to spikes in sadness, stress, anxiety and loneliness. Fortunately, there are realistic ways to cope with these uncertain times.

Hear Martha Hawkinson of Mental Health Partners describe practical strategies for managing your COVID-19 worries in healthy ways. An expert in psychoeducation on trauma, Martha takes a strength-based approach to helping clients build and use their toolkit of coping and resilience skills. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she has been working with community organizations, coaching their frontline and leadership staff on how to assist individuals experiencing anxiety and traumatic stress.

Click here to view a PDF of lecture slides

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our presenter, Martha Hawkinson, of Mental Health Partners, call 303-443-8500.

The Mediterranean Diet - Jan. 27, 2020

Internist Dr. Elizabeth Cruse, BCH’s medical director of quality improvement and population health, describes key components of the Mediterranean Diet. She then discusses ways to fit this healthful and disease-preventing diet into your busy life.

View the PowerPoint slides for this lecture (pdf file).

Say Goodbye to Varicose Veins - Jan. 21, 2020

Dr. Jie Mao, who has treated more than 500 patients with varicose veins, explains the causes of varicose veins and how they can lead to serious health problems. She also describes self-care measures and minimally-invasive outpatient procedures that can help your legs look and feel better.

Download the PowerPoint slides that accompanied this lecture.

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Surgery

Relieving Spinal Disc Pain - March 18, 2020

Board-certified and fellowship-trained spine surgeon Sharad Rajpal, MD, explains common spinal disc problems such as a herniated disc and degenerative disc disease. He also describes the latest non-surgical and surgical treatment options for relieving your pain, including advanced minimally-invasive Mazor X robotic-guided spine surgery.

View or download the slide presentation for this lecture.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our presenter, Sharad Rajpal, MD, of Boulder Neurosurgical and Spine Associates call 303-816-8380.

Innovative Treatments for Painful Hips and Knees - April 15, 2020

Hear Dr. Brian Blackwood, a fellowship-trained hip and knee replacement specialist and recognized expert in robotic-arm assisted joint replacement. He’ll describe the newest approaches for relieving the pain of degenerative arthritis, from non-surgical treatments to the latest surgical options such as advanced Mako robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery.

View slides from the lecture (pdf).

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our presenter, Brian Blackwood, MD, of BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, call 303-720-7650.

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Women's Health

Latest Treatments for a Leaky Bladder - May 27, 2020


It doesn’t take much to trigger a leaky bladder — simply exercising, sneezing, laughing or coughing can cause embarrassing urine leakage. This condition, called stress incontinence, is all too common and can strike at any age.

In fit young women, weakened pelvic floor muscles are often the culprit. For postmenopausal women, pelvic organ prolapse — a condition linked to childbirth — can be the cause.

Hear board-certified gynecologist Dr. Jeremiah McNamara describes new and effective treatments for these frustrating and uncomfortable conditions, including non-surgical and surgical options.

Click here to view a PDF of slides shown during this lecture.

If you'd like to schedule an appointment with our presenter, Jeremiah McNamara, MD, of Boulder Women's Care, call 303-500-8767.

Ophthalmology

Advances in Cataract Surgery- June 24, 2020

Vision that is cloudy from cataracts can put a damper on one's quality of life. Fortunately, with recent innovations, it’s possible to enjoy clearer vision once again.

Our speaker was board-certified ophthalmologist Kevin H. Cuevas, MD, who has more than 20 years of experience in successfully treating cataracts. He will describe the latest advances in treating cataracts, including laser cataract surgery — a procedure that improves the precision and accuracy of cataract removal and potentially reduces the need for glasses.

Cataract Lecture Slides part 1

Cataract Lecture Slides part 2

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