Community Health Education

Points on Joints

When 
Tuesday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
6303 Merriman Rd., Roanoke, VA 24018

Leave Joint Pain Behind

Learn about the latest joint replacement surgery techniques

If you are 45 or older with joint pain or limited motion, join us for a free seminar to learn more about your options for joint care, including the anterior approach to replacement surgery.

Aspects of a Healthy Heart

When 
Thursday 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Where 
Trinity Ecumenical Church

Cancer, heart disease, lung disease and diabetes are the four most common types of diseases that result from lifestyle-related (or non-communicable) behaviors.  These are the most common conditions that we suffer from due to unhealthy living. In other words by living unhealthy lifestyles, we can actually damage an otherwise healthy immune system which in turn may potentially cause more harm than good!  You may be thinking that lifestyle-related diseases are not likely to affect you, and hopefully you are right.

 

The good news is that the above lifestyle-related diseases can almost always be avoided by simply eating a nutritious diet, getting regular exercise, not smoking and drinking in moderation. Well this is true most of the time; however, our health can also be damaged by living in unhealthy or polluted environments.

 

 

Learn more about the aspects of a healthy heart with Carilion Clinic.

Sleep Coach: Train for Better Health through Better Sleep

When 
Thursday 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Where 
6303 Merriman Road, Roanoke

Chronic poor sleep can leave you feeling run down, depressed, exhausted, and hopeless. Individualized coaching can guide you through steps of relaxation to improve the duration and quality of your sleep. Learn practical techniques, for adults and adolescents, to help reduce pain and stress; and improve your mood and physical health.

 

Women's Health University-"Exercise as Medicine: A Prescription for Good Health"

When 
Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Where 
Vinton War Memorial

Women's Health University (WHU)

Exercise has long been known as nature’s fountain of youth. Find out how you can reap the health benefits that simple, inexpensive changes in your daily habits can provide. Join us as fitness expert Allison Bowersock, Ph.D., shares her extensive knowledge of how exercise can improve your long-term health. Dr. Bowersock will compare the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle to pharmaceutical and surgical interventions, as well as discuss strategies to empower you to take charge of your own health.

Cost: $15 (includes light lunch)

Registration is required. For more information or to register, please call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease

When 
Thursday 9:00 am to 10:00 am
Where 
15353 Moneta Road, Moneta, VA

More than 1 million Americans suffer from Parkinson’s disease and 2.5 million worldwide are dealing with degrees of multiple sclerosis. Both diseases affect how the nervous system communicates with the brain and muscles, but the symptoms differ.

Join us for a presentation on symptoms, risks, and treatment of these degenerative, neurological conditions.

Sleep Coach: Train for Better Health through Better Sleep

When 
Tuesday 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Where 
40 Lakemount Drive, Moneta

Chronic poor sleep can leave you feeling run down, depressed, exhausted, and hopeless. Individualized coaching can guide you through steps of relaxation to improve the duration and quality of your sleep. Learn practical techniques, for adults and adolescents, to help reduce pain and stress; and improve your mood and physical health.

To register, call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

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