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Palm Beach 2014 Seminar Descriptions

Session I:  (10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Session II: (11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.)

Session I:

Status of Statins
The role statins play in decreasing our risk of heart attack and stroke has been the subject of recent research and media attention. Join cardiologist Dr. Roger Blumenthal as he examines the safety and benefits of statin therapy as well as new guidelines for the prevention of heart disease, and how novel CT scanning can assess calcification in your arteries and your risk of heart disease.  P1

Below the Belt: What Every Woman Needs to Know
By their mid-40's, many women begin to experience urinary incontinence, overactive bladder and vaginal prolapse. Understand their risk factors and causes and discover steps to potentially prevent these often hushed medical issues as urogynecologist Dr. Chi Chiung Grace Chen discusses options for evaluation and treatments.  C1

Sweet Dreams
Since your gender can impact your sleep patterns, neurologist Dr. Charlene Gamaldo awakens interest in the role hormones can play in sleep and how that role changes as women age. She also covers how sleep disorders are evaluated and treated and when they may signal a serious underlying condition. LW1

To Err is Human, To Forgive is Divine
The act of forgiveness can be very powerful.  Psychiatrist Dr. Karen Swartz pursues factors that enable some people to easily forgive family members, friends and partners, while others may struggle to let go. The emotional stress from conflict also can lead to negative health consequences including anxiety and depression.  BT1


Session II:

Dietary Supplement Mix
Despite little evidence supporting their effectiveness, dietary supplements are widely used by consumers in an effort to stay healthy. Internist Dr. Bimal Ashar reviews dietary studies providing insight into the value of popular vitamins—including D and E—and herbal supplements, if a supplement is safe or useful, and how they are regulated.  P2

Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
Hair loss may be attributed to medication, your thyroid, heredity or other causes.  Listen as facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Ishii details the causes of hair loss in women and the medical and surgical therapies that can be used to combat the problem of hair loss. C2

Neurologic Diseases
Increasingly we learn of friends and family suffering from devastating neurologic conditions including Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS).  Learn why these diseases seem so prevalent and about efforts to stunt their progression and develop cures from neurologist Dr. Justin McArthur. LW2

Paying Attention: ADHD from Childhood to Adulthood
Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder continues into adulthood among 60 percent of those diagnosed in childhood with the disorder.  Psychiatrist Dr. Elizabeth Kastelic delves into ADHD that lingers with age, suggest other causes of inattention among adults and enumerates alternative options for treatment. BT2