January 2011


Solutions for Resolutions
From exercise and weight loss to smoking cessation and other personal wellness goals, Sarasota Memorial’s Healthplex is offering free classes throughout January to help you achieve your health and fitness New Year’s resolutions. Visit our online calendar for a complete schedule, or call (941) 917-7000 for information.

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The Doctor Is In
Sarasota Memorial Healthplex is hosting two free physician lectures this month: Paul Brannan, MD, oculo-facial plastic surgeon, will discuss functional cosmetic repair of droopy eyelids, Thursday, Jan. 6,1-2 pm, and Kyle Garner, MD, OB-GYN, will discuss abnormal uterine bleeding and an in-office alternative to hysterectomy on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 1:30-2:30 pm. Both lectures will be held in the Healthplex Education Room, Sarasota Memorial Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. RSVP: (941) 917-7777.

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Sunshine from Darkness Mental Health Symposium – Coping with Trauma & PTSD
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a serious, but treatable cognitive disorder that can emerge after a single traumatic event or after the cumulative effects of deployment and combat. Anyone who has faced significant trauma is susceptible: abuse victims, first responders, victims of violent crimes, etc. To learn more, attend this FREE community forum, 9 am-1 pm Jan. 14 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Speakers include: Charles Hoge, MD (ret. Army Colonel who directed the U.S. military’s psychiatry and neuroscience research program at Walter Reed Army Institute of Research); Sgt. Tommy Reiman (Silver Start and Purple Heart recipient); Paul Freedman (film maker - symposium will include screening of his film "Halfway Home"); and Patrick Kennedy (former congressman and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity & Addition Equity Act of 2008). Community information tables open at 8 am. RSVP: (941) 917-7777.

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Parkinson Symposium
The annual Suncoast PD Symposium will be held Saturday, Jan. 22, 8 am-12:30 pm at Sarasota Memorial’s Institute for Advanced Medicine, 5880 Rand Blvd., Sarasota. Internationally recognized experts will discuss the latest research, advances and strategies to slow the progression of Parkinson’s. RSVP: (941) 917-7777 or neurochallenge.org

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Transformative Grief: Growth in the Midst of Loss
Grief is not just about the loss of a loved one. When you experience the loss of a job, a home or dream you imagined, grieving can profoundly affect your world. But from our grief, there is an opportunity to grow and transform ourselves. Dr. Ken Doka, internationally acclaimed author and speaker, will share his research and experience on this subject at a FREE event on Friday, Jan. 21, 10 am to 3 pm in Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Community members and professionals are invited. Continuing education credits will be provided for $20. Call Sarasota Memorial’s Bayside Center at (941) 917-1779 to reserve a seat today.

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Neuroscience, Mental Disorders and Today's Therapy World
Join nationally recognized physician and researcher David V. Habif Jr., MD, for a series of free seminars exploring biological, social and economic challenges in the mental health system. Lectures will be held each month, 9:30 am-12:30 pm (registration 9 am), in Sarasota Memorial’s first floor auditorium, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. CEUs available for a fee. Upcoming lectures: Jan. 29: Introduction and Basics;
Feb 12: ADHD; Feb. 26: Addictions.
RSVP: (941) 953-3477 or MHCCI.com

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Moms in Motion
Sarasota Memorial’s Healthplex Fitness Center offers free exercise, conditioning and pre/post natal yoga classes for pregnant and new moms for any three months during pregnancy and three months after delivering at Sarasota Memorial (up to 2 years). Information: (941) 917-7000 or sarasotahealthplex.com

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