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Tuesday, January 21, 2014 - Free health seminars at Lewis Ginter this February and March

VCU Medical Center will continue its series of free educational seminars on current health care topics in February and March. The following seminars will take place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Education and Library Complex, 1800 Lakeside Ave. All of the seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended.

Click here to register online. For more information or to register, call (804) 828-0123 or email

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Women’s Heart Health

with Dr. Bethany Denlinger, VCU Pauley Heart Center
An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. The symptoms of heart disease can be different in women and men, and are often misunderstood. Learn more about the risk factors and symptoms of heart disease in women as well as the unique diagnostic and treatment options now available.

Thursday, February 20, 2014
New Breakthroughs in Cardiac Care

with Drs. Richard Cooke, Kenneth Ellenbogen, Vigneshwar Kasirajan, John “Ian” Nixon and George Vetrovec, VCU Pauley Heart Center
Join a panel of heart experts as they discuss the latest developments in the treatment of atrial fibrillation, hypertension, structural heart repair and sleep apnea as well as new procedures to improve heart health.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Research is Our Future: Clinical Trials in Neuro-oncology

with Dr. Mark Malkin, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Slowly but surely, progress is being made in the treatment of patients with brain tumors. Learn more about the latest clinical trials for these diseases that are underway and in development in this field.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Epilepsy and Controlling Your Seizures

with Dr. Soundarya Gowda, Department of Neurology
Medications can control seizures in most people with epilepsy, but for some, they are not effective. There are other options available that can improve the quality of life for those with epilepsy and help control seizures when medications don’t work.

Thursday, March 13, 2014
Gynecologic Cancers: Prevention and Screening

with Dr. Jori Carter, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Five main types of cancer affect a woman’s reproductive organs — cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. Although screening is only currently available for cervical cancer, other prevention techniques may reduce the risk of gynecologic cancers in certain individuals.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Preventing Chronic Disease with Healthy Habits

with Dr. Deborah A. Koehn, Department of Internal Medicine
You can dramatically reduce your risk of chronic diseases by changing the way you live. Healthful eating habits and a physically active lifestyle will not only reduce your risk for some chronic diseases — certain cancers, heart disease, stroke and diabetes — but will also make you feel better.

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