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Palm Beach 2015 Seminar Descriptions

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

Session I:

Strategies to Prevent Bone Loss and Osteoporosis
How strong are your bones? At as early as age 30, we begin to lose bone. Diet, exercise and lifestyle modification can make a big difference in preventing bone loss and osteoporosis but sorting through all conflicting news is a challenge. Bone expert Dr. Suzanne Jan de Beur identifies risk factors that make women susceptible to osteoporosis and provides strategies for optimizing bone health. HL1

Flashpoint: Regulating Your Body's Temperature
Like many women, do you dress in layers to accommodate changes in your body temperature? Listen as gynecologist Dr. Shari Lawson explains how our hypothalamus, hormonal changes, Raynaud's Syndrome and other physiologic changes can cause our body temperature to fluctuate and what we can do to remain calm, cool and collected. H1

Four Steps to Transform Your Life                                  
Preventive cardiologist Dr. Roger Blumenthal unveils four simple steps from eating a Mediterranean-style diet and integrating exercise in your daily life to maintaining a normal weight and not smoking. New research reveals that these strategies offer protection against coronary heart disease and the calcium deposits in coronary arteries, reducing the chance of death from all causes by 80 percent. MR1

Memory Update
As baby boomers age, it is estimated that the number of people in the U.S. with Alzheimer's disease will almost triple by 2050. Psychiatrist Dr. Constantine Lyketsos outlines the differences between normal changes in memory and those that are signs of dementias, including Alzheimer’s disease, new research, and medically based strategies to help preserve good memory.  HC1

Session II:

Go with Your Gut
Sensible approaches to dealing with common digestive issues, including bloating, abdominal gas and constipation, are among the most common and recurring complaints. Gastroenterologist Dr. Linda Lee reveals the facts about these common and uncomfortable symptoms, treatment options, and signs that these may be symptoms of serious underlying problems.  HL2

Autoimmune Alert
Autoimmune disorders now encompass more than 100 disorders, from thyroid diseases to arthritis to myositis. Rheumatologist Dr. Lisa Christopher-Stine shares information on many of these disorders and explains how and why our body attacks itself. She presents research that may reveal new pathways of diagnosis and treatments for millions of women.  H2

Treatment for Disabling Pain Problems
Being in pain is not pleasant for anyone. Chronic pain sufferers know how disruptive it can be to one's daily life and responsibilities. Join anesthesiologist and pain management specialist Dr. Michael Erdek as he discusses methods to deal with and treat ongoing pain, including back pain, chronic headaches and the treatment of pain associated with cancer. MR2

Skin Care and Hair Loss
As we age, our bodies undergo a myriad of changes. The aging process can take its toll on our hair and our skin. Join facial plastic surgeon Dr. Lisa Ishii as she explores the potential causes and discusses various treatments that can maintain as well as improve our appearance.  HC2