30 Days to Fit Feet
N. Decatur Theatre –Tuesday, April 21- 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hillandale Community Room - Tuesday, April 28 – 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
April is National Foot Health Awareness Month and the perfect time to renew your focus on your feet. Just about everything you do during the day involves being on your feet. Keeping your feet, ankles and lower legs healthy is the key to preventing unwanted pain and suffering. Ready to take the first step? Join us as our experts address treatment for tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, heel pain, gout, bursitis, corns, bone spurs, flat feet, hammertoes, bunions, ingrown nails, nail fungus, skin disorders, new or old sports injury.
Solutions For Painful Knee Conditions
Tuesday, May 5 6:30-7:30p.m. DeKalb Medical Theater, North Decatur Campus
If you're struggling with chronic knee pain that slows you down or disrupts your day, it may be time to see a doctor. Knee pain is a common complaint among adults, but at what point does that pain become serious enough to warrant medical attention? Dr. Jeff Traub, a DeKalb Medical orthopedic surgeon, will talk about the latest in arthritis treatments, as well as knee reconstruction or replacement. People wishing to take a tour of the Joint Solutions Center should meet in the Theatre at 6 p.m. To register, call 404-501-WELL or visit www.dekalbmedical.org.
New Developments in Food Allergy Treatment
Thursday, May 7, 6:30-7:30 p.m. DeKalb Medical Theater, North Decatur Campus
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, up to 6% of children in the U.S. under the age of three have food allergies. Join Dr. George Gottleib to learn about new developments in the treatment of food allergies, specifically milk, egg and peanut allergies. Dr. Gottleib will also address common questions related to food allergies such as whether a child can be allergic to everything; will a child outgrow a food allergy; what should school policies be about certain foods and/or the use of Epi pens; and can foods contribute to behavioral problems.
Is Heartburn Burning You Up?
Thursday, May 14, 6:30- 7:30 p.m. DeKalb Medical Theatre, North Decatur Campus
Is Heartburn Burning You Up? Do you wonder if you will be taking antacids and pills the rest of your life to treat heartburn? Did you know that long-term heartburn also leads to esophageal cancer? Hear from DeKalb Medical’s Heartburn Solutions Center professionals as they discuss how you can keep chronic heartburn from interrupting life. Our panel includes: Dr. Mark Stern, Dr. Scott Steinberg, dietician Leslie Tranter and Nurse Navigator Pam Briggs. To register, call 404-501-WELL or visit www.dekalbmedical.org.
Men’s Health Panel
June is Men’s Health Month! Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue. Men and their loved ones are invited to join us at one of our Men’s Health Panels to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection of disease among men and boys. Panelists will address the importance of annual check-ups, solutions to joint pain, heart health and healthy sleep.
DeKalb Medical encourages men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. What you can do: Wear blue to show your support, schedule an annual exam with your primary care physician, attend one of our informational doctor talks. Our event include a complimentary blood pressure screening and BMI assessment at 6 p.m.
N. Decatur Theatre – Tuesday, June 16 - 6:30- 8 p.m.
Hillandale Community Room – Thursday, June 18 - 6:30- 8 p.m.