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Doc Talks

You’re invited to learn about a wide range of healthcare topics at DeKalb Medical's free Doc Talks. Light refreshments will be served. All events and parking are free, but registration is required. Please find our upcoming talks below. Call 404.501.WELL (9355) for more information or to register.


Senior Care Discussion Panel

Wednesday, October 8th
Noon - 2 p.m.
Theatre, North Decatur campus

Seniors and family members caring for seniors face a myriad of challenges as they navigate healthcare issues, legal needs and home care needs. Join a panel of senior care experts from DeKalb Medical and Senior Provisions to learn more about 2015 Medicare changes, elder law needs, Veterans Administration benefits and different levels of care as people’s needs change. A light lunch will be served so reservations for this free presentation are required.

The ABCs of Breast Cancer Prevention

Thursday, October 23rd
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Community Room at Hillandale

While most people are aware of breast cancer, many forget to take steps to detect the disease in its early stages. Learn how you can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer from Nurse Navigator Ruby Guillory, who focuses on how to be a good steward of your health by making diet and lifestyle changes.

Overcoming Hip Pain

Thursday, October 28th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Theatre, North Decatur Campus

Join us during Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week to learn how you can overcome hip pain. Bone and joint conditions are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide, affecting hundreds of millions of people. Orthopedic surgeon Chris Haraszti, M.D., will discuss the latest advances in the treatment of hip conditions. Guests wishing to take a tour of the Joint Solutions Center should meet in the theatre at 6 p.m.


Mindful Eating This Holiday Season

Thursday, November 6th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Theatre, North Decatur Campus -- Lynn Leo, RD, LD, CDE
Monday, November 10th, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Hillandale Campus -- Leslie Tranter, RD, LD, CDE

As the holidays approach, learn how to use all your senses to choose food that is both satisfying and nourishing. Through interactive techniques, diabetes educators and dietitians will explain how to select the right foods at parties, understand physical fullness, become a food critic, calm your holiday stress without overeating and change your relationship with food.

Is Heartburn Burning You Up?

Tuesday, November 18th
6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Theatre, North Decatur Campus

Do you wonder if you will be taking antacids and pills the rest of your life to treat your heartburn? Hear from DeKalb Medical’s Heartburn Solutions Center professionals as they discuss how you can keep chronic heartburn from disrupting your life and your enjoyment of the holidays. Our expert panel includes: Mark Stern, M.D., Scott Steinberg, M.D., dietitian Leslie Tranter and nurse navigator Pam Briggs.

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