Jul 4, 2010

Cleveland Clinic Live Web Chats for July

Get answers to your health questions and concerns from Cleveland Clinic physicians and health educators.....
By Bob DeMarco
Alzheimer's Reading Room

The Cleveland Clinic holds web chats -- they are excellent. Here is the best part you get the opportunity to chat live with Cleveland Clinic physicians in a secure online setting. You can email question in advance to increase the chance of getting your specific question answered.

Here is the list for July. Feel free to share this information with family, friends, and relatives.

Chats arranged by date.

Heart Failure and Cardiomyopathy

Thursday, July 8, 2010 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (EST)
Cardiomyopathy is a growing public health issue that ultimately leads to heart failure, causing a quarter million U.S. deaths each year. With 3 million Americans currently suffering from the disease, patients MUST become better educated on the issue in order to catch it early, as it is known to provide no forewarning of its arrival. Dr. Tang, a cardiologist and Research Director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Medicine section of Cleveland Clinic, will provide answers to your questions about prevention and treatment, as well as reveal important information about the disease.


Monday, July 12, 2010 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (EST)
Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting up to one percent of the population in the United States. For those whose epilepsy cannot be controlled with anticonvulsant medication, there are other options available, including epilepsy surgery. If you or a loved one has found no medical or surgical option for uncontrollable epileptic seizures, you may want to know more about Stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG). Take advantage of this opportunity to chat with Jorge Alvaro Gonzalez-Martinez, MD, PhD about epilepsy surgery regarding new SEEG procedures and get your questions answered

Robotically and Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (EST)
Today, cardiovascular surgeons are armed with an array of devices, medical therapies and new procedures to help patients with heart disease. While these new advances in treatment options are benefiting millions of patients each year, keeping up with all of the latest medical news, breakthroughs and research studies and can be quite daunting for patients. Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic will help to sort through all of this information and address your questions regarding minimally invasive and robotic assisted heart surgery.

Adult Brain Tumor Metastasis

Friday, July 16, 2010 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (EST)
More than 1 million Americans are diagnosed with cancer every year. Nearly one-quarter of these individuals will develop metastatic brain tumors during the course of their illness. Recent studies indicate that the most common origins of brain metastasis are cancers of the lung, breast, skin, kidney and colon. Take advantage of this opportunity to chat live with Gene Barnett, MD, FACS, an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, and get your questions answered.

Women and Cardiovascular Disease

Monday, July 19, 2010 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (EST)
Cardiovascular disease is NOT just a man’s disease. Cardiovascular disease is the Number 1 killer of women over age 25 in the United States, regardless of race or ethnicity. Unfortunately, only 13 percent of women identify heart disease as the greatest health problem facing women today. Dr. Leslie Cho, a Cleveland cardiologist and Director of the Women’s Cardiovascular Center, will provide answers to your questions about prevention, treatment and what women should know when dealing with heart disease.

Keep Your Love Life Alive

Friday, July 23, 2010 - 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. (EST)
Female sexual dysfunction is more common than you might think. Several population-based surveys show that approximately 43 percent of American women have some form of sexual dysfunction, from low desire to painful intercourse. In postmenopausal women, several factors, such as plunging estrogen levels, gradual decline in testosterone levels with age, and vaginal dryness can contribute to a less-than-fulfilling sex life. Discuss your concerns during this live webchat. Dr. Margery Gass can help you address problems that may be compromising your sexual experiences.

Chats are free and occur at 12 noon (EST).

GO HERE for more information -- http://www.clevelandclinic.org/webchat

Please forward this email to others who may benefit from this information.

Betsy Stovsky RN, MSN
Manager, Heart & Vascular Institute Website and
Resource & Information Center
Cleveland Clinic

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