Community Health Education

Red Hot Mamas

When 
Thursday 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where 
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center | Montgomery Room | 2900 Lamb Circle | Christiansburg, VA

Everyone enjoys relaxing moments with friends and family. But for many women, especially those going through menopause, relaxation can be hard due to urogynecologic conditons. Whether its pelvic pain, vaginal bleeding, or urinary incontinence, there are treatments available that can help you feel better and live healthier. Join us for an open discussion about midlife pelvic disorders and a wide range of treatments, including the robotic da Vinci Surgical System for minimally invasive procedures.

Call Carilion Clinc at 800-422-8482 to register or for additional information.

Women's Health University - “Cosmetic Procedures: Understanding Your Options”

When 
Thursday 11:30 am to 1:00 pm
Where 
Fitzpatrick Hall at The Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24016

Parking is in the adjacent lot across from the YMCA.

Cost: $15 (includes lunch)
Pay at the door only.

Registration is required.

Contact Julie Blanchard or Lee Ann Boone at 266-6560 to register or for more information.
Deadline to register: Monday, Nov. 3, 2014.

Lunch and Learn: Treatment for Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremors

When 
Tuesday 12:00 pm
Where 
Montano's Restaurant | 3733 Franklin Rd., Roanoke

If you have been diagnosed with a movement disorder, such as essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, or dystonia, join us to learn more about the latest treatment option, deep brain stimulation (DBS). DBS can help you regain greater control over your movements, increase your independence, and improve your overall quality of life.

Speakers:

Joseph Ferrara, M.D.
Neurology

Gary R. Simonds, M.D.
Neurosurgery

Ann Sollinger, Ph.D.
Neuropsychology

Registration is required. Please call 800-422-8482 to register.

Women's Health University-"Mind Your Memory"

When 
Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where 
Jefferson Center Fitzpatrick Hall | 541 Luck Ave. | Roanoke

The human brain is responsible for your every thought, emotion, and behavior, including your memory. As we age, a decline in memory is normal but we can make simple lifestyle changes to not only improve memory but keep it sharp, longer. Join us to learn more about memory-loss diseases, healthy aging, and what you can do to help put your mind at ease.

This event is full. Registration is now closed.

Our next scheduled Women's Health University event will be held Nov. 6, 2014. Registration for this upcoming event is now open.

Living With Narcolepsy

When 
Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where 
Carilion Clinic Sleep Center, 1030 S. Jefferson St., Suite G100, Roanoke, VA 24016

Carilion Clinic is now offering a support group opportunity to help people affected by Narcolepsy. We understand living with narcolepsy can make life difficult at times and that it can even cause feelings of isolation.

Join us, as Mark Patterson, M.D., Ph.D., shares his family experience with narcolepsy and leads an open discussion about dealing with this condition.

This meeting is open to patients, family members, friends, and anyone interested in learning more about narcolepsy and how to live with it. For more information, please call 540-985-8526.

For more information on narcolepsy, please visit the Narcolepsy Network.

Quick, Easy, and Healthy- Cooking on a Budget

When 
Tuesday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Where 
1030 S. Jefferson St., Suite G101, Roanoke, VA 24016

Want to learn how to cook healthy meals that won’t break your budget? Don’t have tons of time to spend in the kitchen? Struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or weight? Or just want to learn some new recipes? This class is for you! Join us and learn basic cooking techniques with a live demonstration by a registered dietitian. Healthy recipe ideas and food samples will be provided.

Preventing Pre-Diabetes from Becoming Diabetes

When 
Monday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Where 
Carilion Clinic Westlake | 35 Medical Court | Hardy, VA

This is a two-hour class for persons diagnosed with pre-diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome.

Class size is limited.  The class is free; please call Carilion Clinic to pre register at 800-422-8482.  

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