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Latest Treatments for Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Free Health Lecture
ALSO, LEARN ABOUT RELIEF FROM EMBARRASSING URINE LEAKAGE
Pelvic organ prolapse is a condition that afflicts up to 40 percent of women over 50. Often linked to pregnancy, childbirth and menopause, pelvic organ prolapse occurs when your pelvic muscles become weak, causing the uterus, vagina, bladder or rectum to “drop.” For many women, this causes pain or discomfort. Others suffer from stress incontinence and experience urine leakage with physical activity, coughing, sneezing or laughing. Luckily, there are new treatments that can help.
Our speaker is Dr. Brian Nelson, who has treated more than 1,000 women with pelvic organ prolapse and stress incontinence. He will discuss the latest non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical innovations for treating these embarrassing and uncomfortable conditions.
Speaker: Brian S. Nelson, MD, board certified in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery
When: Wednesday, June 29, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Millennium Harvest House, 1345 28th St., Boulder
Reservations required: bchlectures.org/prolapse • 303-415-4212
Contemporary Treatments for Irregular Heartbeat
Free Health Lecture
ATRIAL FIBRILLATION INCREASES STROKE RISK 5 TIMES
Do you often feel your heart racing or flip-flopping in your chest? That abnormal heartbeat could be the wake-up call for a serious heart rhythm problem called atrial brillation (A-Fib). If your heart isn’t beating properly, blood clots can form, travel to the brain and cause a stroke. Luckily, advances in treating A-Fib can significantly reduce this risk.
Come hear a board-certified electrophysiologist — a cardiologist who specializes in abnormal heart rhythms — describe the latest advances in diagnosing and treating A-Fib.
Speaker: Sameer Oza, MD, of Boulder Heart
When: Wednesday, July 6, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Plaza Conference Center, 1850 Industrial Circle, Longmont (located behind the Best Western Plaza Hotel)
Reservations required: bchlectures.org/heartbeat • 303-415-4212
Free CarFit Events for Older Drivers
Boulder Community Health invites mature drivers to a free CarFit event offering older adults the opportunity to check how well their personal vehicles "fit" them. CarFit is an educational program created by the American Society on Aging and developed in collaboration with AAA (American Automobile Association), AARP and the American Occupational Therapy Association.
The program is designed to help older drivers find out how well they currently fit their personal vehicle, to highlight actions they can take to improve their fit, and to promote conversations about driver safety and community mobility. A proper fit in one's personal vehicle can greatly increase not only the driver's safety but also the safety of others.
When: August 23, 2016
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm
West Boulder Senior Center
909 Arapahoe Ave.,
Boulder, CO 80302
Please sign up for one date in advance by calling the West Boulder Senior Center at 303-441-3148; limited appointments available
Living With Prostate or Testicular Cancer
Free Health Lecture
Living with prostate or testicular cancer can affect your everyday life, work and relationships. Even if you’ve stopped treatment, you still might have lingering side effects. But there are effective ways to deal with these changes.
We invite men who are newly diagnosed with prostate or testicular cancer — or have already undergone treatment — for an evening of education and support. Partners, caregivers and family members are welcomed, too.
- What’s New in Treatment
Come hear a board-certified urologist describe the physiology of prostate and testicular cancers and the latest treatment options.
Sam Melouk, MD, with Alpine Urology
- Maximizing Quality of Life After Treatment
Learn about steps you can take to deal with the long-term side effects and quality-of-life issues from treatment such as urinary, bowel and sexual problems.
Jeanette Burney, BCH physical therapist specializing in male urologic cancer
Stephan Corsale, certified specialist in acupuncture and Oriental medicine
Tara Galeano, certified sex therapist
When: Wednesday, June 29, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
Where: Foothills Hospital, 4747 Arapahoe Ave, Boulder (Leo Hill conference room)
Reservations required: bchlectures.org/malecancers • 303-415-4212