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Injury prevention, the brain, and incontinence are topics at VCU Health’s Lewis Ginter sessions


By Leha Byrd
University Public Affairs

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Photo courtesy Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.


VCU Health will continue its series of educational seminars on current health care topics in July. The following seminars will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Kelly Education Center, 1800 Lakeside Ave. All seminars are free and open to the public, but registration is recommended. Register online at vcuhealth.org/events or call (804) 628-0041 for more information.


Wednesday, July 12
“Deep Brain Stimulation for Cognitive Circuits”

Memories are formed from electrical and chemical interactions within the brain, and disorders like dementia can disrupt cognitive skills. Join Kathryn Holloway, M.D., as she discusses technologies, such as deep brain stimulation, that are meant to improve information processing between the brain’s circuits.  


Thursday, July 20
“Injury Prevention and the Importance of a Level l Trauma Center”

What is a Level I trauma center? Why is it important to have one in our community? And, how can a person be proactive and reduce the risk of traumatic injury? Join Michel Aboutanos, M.D., and his team to get answers to these questions, and learn about Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center’s role as the only Level I trauma center in the region, and how to prevent common injuries.


Thursday, July 27
“Fecal Incontinence: A Well-Kept Secret”

Fecal Incontinence, or involuntary leaking of stools, affects many people in the Unites States. Nearly 18 million Americans will have continence problems in their lives. Join Silvia Degli Esposti, M.D., and Jaime Bohl, M.D., as they look to dispel the shame and isolation regarding the issue. They will also discuss simple remedies as well as advanced treatments.