Morton Plant Mease will present several free health seminars in the coming weeks that include health topics such as shoulder pain, bladder issues, sleep apnea link to the heart, active aging and the importance of hydration for the student athlete.
The health seminars will be presented at various Morton Plant Mease facilities and community centers. Following is a summary of some of the upcoming seminars:
• Shoulder Pain and Your Rotator Cuff – Tuesday, May 14, 5:30 p.m., at Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 4 and 5, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Orthopedic surgeon Brian Oliver, M.D. will discuss rotator cuff injuries of the shoulder. Such injuries are common. Oliver will explain how falling, lifting and repetitive arm movements can cause injuries during activities like sports, gardening, and working. He also will cover the latest treatment for rotator cuff injuries.
• Proper Foot Care and Screening – Wednesday, May 15, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., at Morton Plant Mease Palm Harbor Wellness Center, 32672 U.S. 19 N., Palm Harbor. Podiatrist Salvatore DeLellis, DPM, will provide attendees with a screening that evaluates any issues that they are experiencing with their feet and an overview of proper foot care.
• The Cardiology Connection to Sleep Apnea – Wednesday, May 15, 6 p.m., at Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Rooms 1-3, 3231 McMullen Booth Road, Safety Harbor. Cardiologist Van Q. Nguyen, M.D., will discuss how untreated sleep apnea can have an effect on the heart and specific heart diseases related to sleep apnea.
• Bladder Control Issues – Wednesday, May 15, noon, at Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Urologist Lonnie Klein, M.D., will discuss prevention and treatments for frequent urination.
• Anti Aging and Active Aging – Tuesday, May 28, 2 p.m., at Aging Well Center at the Long Center, Grand Room, 1501 N. Belcher Road, Clearwater. Linda Meade, RNC, BS, HN-BC, will host the Ageless Grace fitness and wellness program. Suitable for nearly all ages and abilities, participants will be guided through the program’s 21 movements designed to promote lifelong comfort and ease. The simple exercises are performed in a chair with the goal to stimulate the body and mind to help reawaken neural pathways and create new ones.
• Florida Heat: Hydration for the Student Athlete – Thursday, May 30, 6 p.m., at North Greenwood Recreation Complex, 900 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Family medicine physician Keith Spain, M.D. will discuss the importance of knowing the heat index, especially living in Florida, and the signs and symptoms of heat related illnesses in student athletes. Spain also will discuss how to develop a strategy for hydration and nutrition for practices, games or competitions.