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August 19, 2011 > Fall Into Good Health

Fall Into Good Health

Free Seminars and Events Are a Good Opportunity to Get Healthy

Whether we like it or not, summer is drawing to a close. Soon the days will grow shorter and cooler, and the barbecues fewer. But while summer is typically billed as a good time to improve your fitness, the coming fall is packed with opportunities to improve your family's overall health and wellness-and next month is loaded with free classes, screenings and seminars, courtesy of Washington Hospital Healthcare System.

Find the events that are right for you-and loved ones-and mark your calendar. To register for a class or event, visit www.whhs.com or call (800) 963-7070. (For programs at the Washington Women's Center, call (510) 608-1301 or visit www.whhs.com/womenscenter/)
* Men's Health Fair
The Men's Health Fair at Washington Hospital will offer presentations on topics like prostate health, erectile dysfunction, kidney stones and good nutrition, followed by a panel question and answer discussion and a health fair featuring education booths staffed by Washington Hospital clinicians.
When: Saturday, September 10
Time: Lectures, 9 to 11 a.m.; Health Fair, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Where: Conrad E. Anderson M.D. Auditorium, Washington West, 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont
* Menopause and Sleep
Does menopause disturb your sleeping patterns? Have you been having trouble getting a good night's sleep since menopause? A sleep specialist will explore sleep issues for menopausal women.
When: Monday, September 12, 7 to 8 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Verma Nitun, Sleep Disorders Specialist
Where: Washington Women's Center Conference Room, Suite 150, located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont
* How to Maintain a Healthy Weight: Good Nutrition Is Key
At this seminar, a physician will discuss ways to maintain a healthy weight and a clinical Registered Dietitian will discuss how nutrition plays a role in keeping weight off. Co-sponsored by Washington Township Medical Foundation.
When: Tuesday, September 13, 1 to 3 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Sudeepthi Prasad H.B., Obstetrics/Gynecology
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Rooms A, B & C, 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont
* Health Insurance Options: What You Need to Know
At this seminar, you will learn from unbiased experts about different options for health insurance and what you can do if you are without health insurance.
When: Thursday, September 15, 10 a.m. to noon
Speakers: Kristi Caracappa, Health Insurance Information Coordinator, and Linda Dawal, Health Insurance Information Coordinator
Where: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Room B, 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont
* Do You Suffer from Liver Disease?
Protecting the liver is critical to maintaining a healthy life. At this seminar, a physician who specializes in this field will talk about treatment options for liver disease. Co-sponsored by Washington Township Medical Foundation.
When: Tuesday, September 20, 1 to 2:30 p.m.
Speaker: Dr. Arun Srivatsa, Gastroenterology
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Rooms A & B, 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont
* Latest Treatments for Cancer
At this seminar, a physician specializing in oncology and a physician specializing in radiation oncology will talk about the latest treatment options for cancer.
When: Tuesday, September 27, 1 to 3 p.m.
Speakers: Dr. Michael Bastasch, Radiation Oncology, and Dr. Vandana Sharma, Medical Oncology
Location: Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, Rooms A, B & C, 2500 Mowry Avenue, Fremont
* Right Weigh Program
The Right Weigh program at the Washington Women's Center offers a realistic way to get to a healthy weight and stay there-no tricks, no fads and no shortcuts. Group classes meet once a week for the first four weeks. Then sessions meet every two weeks for the next two months. The fee for the entire program is $185. Group classes and meetings will take place inside the Washington Women's Center, Suite 150, located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont.
To register for the next session of the Right Weigh nutrition program, beginning on Sept. 27, call Kathy Hesser at (510) 608-1356.
* National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
A woman's lifetime risk of developing ovarian cancer is one in 71. Do you know the symptoms of ovarian cancer? Do you have breast or ovarian cancer in your family that could put you at higher risk? This class at the Washington Women's Center can help you address these questions and more.
When: Thursday, September 29, Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Washington Women's Center Conference Room, Suite 150, located at 2500 Mowry Avenue in Fremont


Learn more

Many additional classes and seminars may be viewed online through the InHealth Channel, Comcast Channel 78, airing in Fremont, Newark and Union City. Visit www.whhs.com/inhealth/ for up-to-the-minute streaming content.

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