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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. If you are unable to attend these lectures in person, we will have a livestream of select lectures here. We will also archive each livestream so that you may view them at your convenience. Completed livestreams will be available to view within one week of its air date.

Latest Treatments for a Leaky Bladder
Wednesday, May 27, from 7 to 8 p.m.

ALSO, LEARN ABOUT RELIEF FROM PROLAPSE AND PELVIC FLOOR PROBLEMS
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.

Q&A Chat After the Presentation

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. Please use the chatbox below the video to ask your questions.

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.​

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Livestream Archive

Our recorded livestream broadcasts are listed by date, with the most recent at the top. Choose a recording by scrolling through the titles.

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.

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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).

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.

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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).

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.

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.

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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.

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.”