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Preventing and Treating Macular Degeneration
MacdegenFree Health Lecture

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss for adults over 60. Its victims live with a large blurry or blind spot at the center of their field of vision, making basic everyday activities—reading, driving, navigating stairs—agonizingly difficult.

Come hear a board-certified retina specialist describe ways to reduce your risk for AMD and innovative new treatments.

Speaker: Geeta Lalwani, MD, of Rocky Mountain Retina Associates
When: Tuesday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to noon
Where: Calvary Bible Church, 3245 Kalmia Ave., Boulder
Reservations required: bchlectures.org/AMD or 303-441-0580

 

Relieving Chronic Back and Leg Pain
spineFree Health Lecture

SYMPTOMS CAN SIGNAL A SERIOUS SPINAL PROBLEM

You know the feeling—the bursts of back or leg pain while doing something as simple as walking or bending over. Time, injuries and bad habits can take a toll and sometimes cause serious spine-related disorders. Luckily, recent treatment advances offer new options for easing the pain.

Come hear an experienced neurosurgeon describe the causes and symptoms of common spinal problems such as spinal stenosis and fractures. Then learn about the newest non-surgical and surgical treatment options.

Speaker: Kara Beasley, DO, with Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates
When: Monday, April 20, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Congregation Har HaShem, 3950 Baseline Rd., Boulder
Reservations required: bchlectures.org/spineproblems • 303-441-0580

 

Is Your Blood Sugar Level Higher Than Bormal?
prediabetesFree Health Lecture

PREDIABETES RAISES RISK FOR HEART ATTACK, STROKE

One in three Coloradans over age 20 has “prediabetes” — higher than normal blood sugar levels — and is at high risk for developing full-blown diabetes within six years. Yet 90% of them don’t even know it!

When prediabetes progresses to diabetes, you have a much higher risk for heart and kidney disease, stroke, blindness and many other serious conditions. Luckily, many people with prediabetes can delay or even prevent the onset of full diabetes.

Come hear a board-certified internist describe how prediabetes is diagnosed, the terrible toll it can take when uncontrolled and practical steps you can take to help ward off full-blown diabetes.

Speaker: Stephen Hoerler, MD, of Internal Medicine Associates of Boulder
When: Thursday, April 16, from 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder
 (Main entrance is located on 26th Street. Parking lot entrance is on Walnut Street.)
Reservations required: bchlectures.org/prediabetes • 303-441-0580

 

Advances in Treating Severe Asthma
Free Health Lecture

asthma (1)Nearly 19 million U.S. adults struggle with asthma. For some, the condition is
a minor nuisance. For others, asthma is a major problem that interferes with daily activities and can lead to a life-threatening attack. Luckily, many effective treatments are available.

Come hear a board-certified pulmonologist describe new approaches to treating severe asthma, with a special focus on an innovative procedure called Bronchial Thermoplasty — the first non-drug therapy for adults that provides significant improvement in asthma-related quality of life.

Speaker: Thomas M. Wilcox, DO, of Boulder Valley Pulmonology
When: Wednesday, April 29, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Where: YMCA of Boulder Valley, 2800 Dagny Way, Lafayette
Reservations required: bchlectures.org/asthma • 303-441-0580

 

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