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The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Speaker Series

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In partnership with The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. Join us for relaxed evenings of appetizers, wine, and valuable medical information.

FREE with RSVP at MayersonJCC.org

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Upcoming Events:

Congestive Heart Failure

January 22, at 5:30 p.m.

Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart does not pump effectively. Symptoms of heart failure occur when the heart does not meet the body’s oxygen needs because it is not pumping as it should. There is not a cure for heart failure, but people who suffer from the condition can lead normal lives if their symptoms are managed. Join The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC to learn about heart failure and how to manage it from cardiologist George Blake, M.D.


Pain Management and Migraines

March 6, 5:30pm

A migraine is a common condition that affects more than 37 million Americans and is characterized by severe pain or throbbing, typically on one side of the head. Migraine risk factors include age, gender, family history and hormonal changes. Join The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC to learn about migraines and how to manage migraine pain from physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist Nicholas Godby, M.D.


CAR-T Cell Therapy for Blood Cancer

April 10, 5:30pm

While cures for cancer remain elusive, early detection combined with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapies using drugs that target and disrupt specific molecular actions in cancer cells have helped improve the odds for survival of many cancers. In recent years, immunotherapy has emerged as a promising new cancer treatment. Immunotherapy enlists and strengthens the power of a patient’s immune system to attack tumors. The most advanced immunotherapy is called CAR-T and in 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved two CAR T-cell therapies, one for the treatment of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and the other for adults with advanced lymphomas. While cures for cancer remain elusive, early detection combined with surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and targeted therapies using drugs that target and disrupt specific molecular actions in cancer cells have helped improve the odds for survival of many cancers. Join The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC to learn about heart failure and how to manage it from oncologist Jim Essell, MD. Dr. Essell of OHC is the medical director of The Jewish Hospital’s Blood Cancer Center.


Hip and Knee Arthritis

June 4, 5:30pm

Arthritis is a common condition characterized by joint inflammation that causes pain and stiffness. The Arthritis Foundation notes that more than 27 million people in the U.S. have osteoarthritis and knees and hips are commonly affected areas. Join The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC to learn about hip and knee arthritis and their causes, symptoms and treatment options, including non-drug, medication and surgery, from orthopedic surgeon Josh Murphy, MD.


The Drippy, Drippy Nose. Why So Drippy?

July 23, 5:30pm

That annoying runny nose can be caused by anything that irritates or inflames the nasal tissues. Infections and allergies are common causes, while polyps, a foreign body, a tumor or migraine-like headaches are less common reasons behind the drip, drip, drip. And then there’s the chronically runny nose that occurs for no apparent reason. Join The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC to learn about drippy noses and their causes and treatment options from otolaryngologist Lee Zimmer, MD.

Brain Tumor Center, Brain Tumors and Treatment

September 10, 5:30pm

There can be few more frightening diagnoses than a brain tumor. For patients, the questions swirl. Is it treatable? Where is the tumor and what does that part of my brain do? How will this impact me and my family? Will I survive? Today, brain tumor patients, including patients with previously unreachable brain tumors, have a new place to turn for answers to their questions and for help. The region’s largest health system has partnered with the region’s largest neurosurgical and oncology practices to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art, compassionate care for the community at the Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. Join The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC to learn about brain tumors and their
causes, symptoms and treatment options, from neurosurgeon Vince DiNapoli, MD, PhD, Medical Director of the Brain Tumor Center at The Jewish Hospital.

Diabetes

November 5, 5:30pm

Diabetes describes a group of diseases that result in too much sugar in the blood (high blood glucose). Nearly 10% of people in the United States have diabetes. Join The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health and Mayerson JCC to learn about the different types of diabetes and pre-diabetes, symptoms, impact on health, treatment options and how to manage this chronic illness from Mercy Health’s Lead Diabetes Educator Janet Bohné, RDN, LD, CDE.

 

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