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Monday, September 03, 2012 - VCU Medical Center to present free health seminars at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden this fall
The VCU Medical Center will continue its series of free educational seminars on current health care topics this fall. The following seminars will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Education and Library Complex, 1800 Lakeside Ave. All of the seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. For more information or to register, call (804) 828-0123.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
A New Hope for Heart Valve Replacement
Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) is a new innovative medical procedure for people who have severe aortic stenosis — the narrowing of the heart valve that restricts blood flow to the body — and who cannot endure traditional open-heart surgery. Join Drs. Derek Brinster and Zachary Gertz, from the VCU Pauley Heart Center, as they discuss this minimally invasive approach to heart valve replacement and who can benefit from it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
The Latest About Prostate Cancer
One in six men will get prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men found to have prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.5 million men in the United States who have had prostate cancer at some point are still alive today. Join Dr. Michael Hagan, from VCU Massey Cancer Center, as he talks about the prevention, causes, symptoms and latest clinical research for the treatment of prostate cancer.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Total Breast Cancer Care
Join a panel of renowned breast specialists from VCU Massey Cancer Center, including Drs. Douglas Arthur, Gilda Cardeñosa, Amelia Grover, Mary Helen Hackney and Andrea Pozez, as they discuss comprehensive care for breast cancer from screening and diagnosis to treatment and survivorship.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Stress, Depression and the Holidays: Tips For Coping
Stress and depression can ruin your holidays and hurt your health. Being realistic, planning ahead and seeking support can help ward off stress and depression. Join Dr. Sandra Barker, from the VCU Department of Psychiatry, as she presents practical tips to minimize the stress that accompanies the holidays.

Thursday, October 18, 2012
The Dangers of Snoring
Snoring can be a source of amusement or annoyance to family and friends. It is also a common symptom of obstructive sleep apnea that can lead to chronic fatigue, heart disease and stroke. Join Dr. Evan Reiter, from the VCU Department of Otolaryngology, who will discuss the causes of snoring and sleep apnea, as well as the signs, symptoms and current treatments available.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012
High-risk Pregnancy: Know What to Expect
A high-risk or difficult pregnancy might pose challenges before, during or after delivery. If you are at risk, you and your baby might need special monitoring or care throughout your pregnancy. Join Drs. Karen Hendricks-Muñoz, Elena Kwon and Ronald Ramus as they discuss the causes of high-risk pregnancies, and what you can do to take care of yourself and your baby.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Living With COPD
There is no cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), one of the most common lung diseases. However, there are many things you can do to relieve symptoms and keep the disease from getting worse. Join Dr. Kevin Cooper, from the VCU Division of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine, as he discusses the causes and treatment options available for COPD.
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