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Aultman presents free health talks

Published: September 30, 2016 10:00 AM

Aultman Hospital presents the following free Health Talk programs during the month of October. Seating for all health talks is limited, and reservations are required.

Call 330-363-8255 or sign up at www.aultman.org. Presentations are for educational purposes only and do not in any way constitute professional advice.

Presentations are held at the following locations:

North Canton Medical Center, Entrance A, 6046 Whipple Ave. NW, North Canton

Aultman Orrville, 832 S. Main St., Orrville

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Aultman West, Door 3, 2021 Wales Ave. NW, Massillon

Aultman Carrollton, 1020 Trump Road NW, Carrollton

Oct. 4: Breast Cancer will be presented by Nagaprasad Nagajothi, M.D., Tri-County Hematology & Oncology at Aultman West, 6-7:30 p.m. October is breast cancer awareness month. Knowledge is power and the first step to taking charge of your health. Come learn the current screening recommendations as well as up-to-date information on breast cancer incidence, prevention and treatment strategies.

Oct. 5: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm will be presented by Jeffrey Prem, M.D., Vascular Surgeon at North Canton Medical Center, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn symptoms, causes and treatment options for abdominal aortic aneurysm, also known as AAA. AAA is a weakened area of the abdominal aorta that expands or bulges.

Oct. 6: How to Manage Your Asthma will be presented by Tim Larson, RT, Certified Asthma Educator at Aultman West, 6-7:30 p.m. Asthma is a lung disease that makes breathing difficult for millions of Americans. Though there is no cure, it can be managed and treated. Learn how to manage your asthma so you can live a normal healthy life.

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Oct. 6: Baby Boomer Series: Estate Planning will be presented by Brian C. Layman and E. Lang D'Atri, Layman, D'Atri & Associates at North Canton Medical Center, 6-7:30 p.m. Estate planning might be the best gift you can give to the next generation. This talk will provide an introduction to the options and benefits of estate and charitable gift planning. This is part 4 of a 6-part series.

Oct. 11: Advance Directives & End-of-life Planning will be presented by Jeff Marsh, M. D., Hospice and Palliative Care at Aultman Orrville, 6-7 p.m. Critical illness can arise without warning. Do your loved ones know how you would like to be treated if you could not speak for yourself? Advance directives allow you to document and communicate your values to your family so that the burden of decision making is not left for them. Learn about living wills and health care power of attorney forms in this interactive presentation.

Oct. 12: Oncology Research: Changing the Future of Cancer Treatment will be presented by Janet Moore, BSN, RN, OCN, Aultman Lead Coordinator of Oncology Clinical Trials at North Canton Medical Center, 6-7:30 p.m. Learn about the history of the regulations governing clinical research and what the future holds. We will cover the types of research, the reasons for clinical trials and what it takes to be a part of medical history.

Oct. 13: Hypertension: Silent, but Deadly! will be presented by Nicole Wade, D.O., Carrollton Family Practice at Aultman Carrollton, 6-7:30 p.m. Find out the medical definition of hypertension, but also learn what it means for daily life. Learn what your numbers mean, what affects blood pressure and the signs and symptoms of hypertension.

Oct. 19: Beauty Blepharoplasty: Botox Facial Fillers will be presented by Sanjeev Dewan, M.D., Ophthalmologist at North Canton Medical Center, 6-7:30 p.m. Beauty radiates from the eyes and smile. Learn about options of blepharoplasty for eyelid repair and botox for facial wrinkles. Find out about the newest in fillers for a quick and dramatic cheek lift, treatment of lip volume loss and smoker's wrinkles.

Oct. 19: Traveling the Timeline of Life: Safety & Nutrition for Ages 16-30 will be presented by Renee Schlabach, M. D., Dunlap Family Physicians at Aultman Orrville, 6-7 p.m. There's a lot you can do to improve your health and longevity and reduce your risk factors as you get older. Personal safety, healthy lifestyle and improved nutrition are what every older adult wants to achieve. But, do you know where to begin? Learn what you can do to stay healthy and safe as you get older.

Oct. 20: Know the 10 Signs will be presented by Samantha Sathre, Alzheimer's Association, Greater East Ohio Area Chapter at Aultman West, 6-7:30 p.m. If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer's disease or dementia, it's time to learn the facts. You'll learn information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more.

Oct. 25: Plant-based Nutrition will be presented by Terry Tegtmeier, M. D., Cardiology at Aultman West, 6-7:30 p.m. Join Aultman to learn how coronary artery disease develops and how plant-based nutrition has been shown to prevent, stop and even reverse heart disease.

Oct. 26: Diabetes Medications will be presented by Bobbie Randall, MEd, RD, LD, CDE, at North Canton Medical Center, 6-7:30 p.m. A few decades ago, there were only two medications for diabetes: one for type 1 and one for type 2. Currently, there are over 20 different pills or combination pills and six different types of insulin, as well as two other injectable medications that are not related to insulin. Learn more about the actions and side effects of various diabetes treatments that are used today.

Oct. 26: Elements for Successful Weight Management will be presented by Dave Speicher, MS, CSCS, Aultman Orrville Weight Management at Aultman Orrville, 6-7:30 p.m. Losing weight and keeping it off can be a struggle. Learn how the Aultman Weight Management program incorporates essential elements for long-term success. Understand how this medically monitored program combined with weekly check-ins, education, support and physical activity not only can help you succeed, but also make you a S.T.A.R. (Steps to Avoid Regain).

Oct. 27: Baby Boomer Series: Memorialization Options & Planning will be presented by L.J. Schneeberger, Schneeberger Funeral Home at North Canton Medical Center, 6-7:30 p.m. You will learn the different ways to remember a loved one. Option types include burial, cremation or donation. Learn how not to fall into a pit of emotional distress and how to make informed financial decisions. Let your final wishes be known by discussing and pre-planning your funeral arrangements. This is part 5 of a 6-part series.

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