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2013 Presentations

Caution: Multiple Medications May Be Harmful to Your Health
Learn how and when to take prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, supplements and herbal remedies to maximize their effectiveness and avoid serious side effects, as internist Dr. Kimberly Peairs clarifies potential interactions with common medications and how to time our medications appropriately.

The Back Story: Straight from the Expert 
Join neurosurgeon Dr. Ziya Gokaslan as he delves into common causes of back and neck pain in women and how to evaluate and diagnose various causes. He also will discuss surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and how to determine the best treatment for each individual.

Coping with Stress and Anxiety  
How we feel about ourselves can compromise our well-being and impact our ability to thrive in a world fraught with anxiety and stress. Psychiatrist Dr. Karen Swartz talks about strategies to minimize these challenges and identify when mood changes in ourselves and our families may signal a serious underlying issue.