Free Seminar – New Fibroid Treatments Without Cutting

CMHS 2018 Speaker Series

Approximately 600,000 hysterectomies are performed in the U.S. each year, and fibroids are one of the leading causes. Fibroids have been estimated to affect as many as 70-80 percent of women by the time they reach age 50, and many believe major surgery is the only solution. But recent medical advancements are transforming the way fibroids are treated. Join us as Dr. Diesfeld discusses the new techniques that offer a less invasive — but equally effective — means of treating fibroids.


Patrick Diesfeld, M.D.
PRESENTED BY:
PATRICK DIESFELD, M.D.
GUEST SPEAKER:
DR. BRUCE LEE

Dr. Diesfeld received his medical degree from the State University of New York, Buffalo, completed his residency at Los Angeles County–USC Medical Center and his fellowship at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is a member of the International Society of Gynecologic Endoscopy and American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. Dr. Diesfeld is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.


Wednesday
August 8, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Community Memorial Hospital
Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
147 N. Brent St., Ventura
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Free Seminar – The CPAP Alternative: Solutions for Sleep Apnea

The CPAP Alternative: Solutions for Sleep Apnea

In the U.S. alone, more than 18 million adults suffer from sleep apnea. Even though CPAP is most commonly used to treat sleep apnea, many find it too cumbersome and uncomfortable to use. Luckily, oral appliances have become a popular alternative in recent years. Oral appliances are custom fitted over the teeth and position the jaw forward, opening the airway. Some advantages of oral appliances over CPAP include:

  • Comfort
  • Quiet
  • Portability
  • Ease of wear and care

Join us as Dr. Lovell explains how effective and convenient oral appliance therapy can be for the treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.


Brigitte Lovell, D.M.D.
PRESENTED BY:
BRIGITTE LOVELL, D.M.D.

Dr. Brigitte Lovell is a dentist who specializes in headache, orofacial pain management and dental sleep medicine. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health. She completed her residency training at the UCLA School of Dentistry in Orofacial Pain & Dental Sleep Medicine, and was a neurology headache fellow at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Dr. Lovell is a member of the American Headache Society and an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.


Wednesday
June 20, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Community Memorial Hospital
Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
147 N. Brent St., Ventura
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Ethics in Healthcare: Date Night for People Who Care About Each Other

Free Live Music, Dancing & Dessert!
CMHS Speaker Series

Isn’t it time you took time out for yourself and someone you love?

If you are between the ages of 18 and 108, join friends, neighbors and the ones you love as we celebrate National Healthcare Decisions Day! Learn about Advance Directives – we will help you fill one out for FREE!!!

Whether you come alone or as part of a group, join us for live music, dancing, specialty coffee and a dessert bar. Come for the fun – leave with an Advance Directive!

Now that’s AMORE!


James Hornstein, M.D.
MODERATED BY:
JAMES
HORNSTEIN, M.D.
CMHS Chair of the
Bioethics Committee

Wednesday
April 18, 2018
5:30 P.M.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St.
Ventura
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

Ethics in Healthcare Sponsors

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Free Seminar – The Skinny on Obesity: Current Assessment and Treatment

2018 Speaker Series

Across the country, obesity is at an all-time high, affecting 1 in 3 adults and 1 in 6 adolescents. Obesity-related conditions are also on the rise, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and joint issues. Treatment for obesity can vary from person to person, depending on overall health and lifestyle. Come learn as Dr. Cisarik describes various treatment options, including:

  • Behavior Modification
  • Weight Loss Programs
  • Pharmacologic Therapy
  • Bariatric Surgery

Paul Cisarik, M.D.
PRESENTED BY:
PAUL CISARIK, M.D.

Dr. Paul Cisarik received his medical degree from Saint George’s University School of Medicine, completed his residency at MetroHealth Medical Center, and his master’s degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. His specialty includes medically supervised weight loss, management of medical and nutritional issues before bariatric surgery, as well as long-term care after bariatric surgery. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Obesity Medicine. He is an active member of the CMH medical staff.


Wednesday
April 11, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Courtyard by Marriott
600 E. Esplanade Dr.
Oxnard
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Join Us in Celebrating

Doctors' Day 2018

For over 110 years, Community Memorial Health System physicians have demonstrated relentless commitment to excellence, making Ventura County a better place to live, work and enjoy.

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Free Seminar – New Strategies for Preventing Stroke in AFib Patients

2018 Speaker Series

In the U.S. alone, atrial fibrillation (AFib) affects at least 2.7 million people. This erratic heartbeat can allow blood to pool, form a clot, and travel to the brain. Because of this, patients with AFib are five times more likely to have a stroke, but 75% of AFib-related strokes are preventable. Join us as Dr. Rao presents new strategies to prevent stroke in AFib patients.


Ishu Rao, M.D.
PRESENTED BY:
ISHU RAO, M.D.

Dr. Ishu Rao is a board-certified cardiac electrophysiologist. He received his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA, and completed an internal medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Dr. Rao is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.


Tuesday
March 20, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Camarillo Library
4101 Las Posas Road
Camarillo
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Free Seminar – Ethics in Healthcare: Sweat, Relax, & Woof! What is Lifestyle Medicine and How Can it Change Your Life?

2018 Speaker Series

Experts state that by 2020, two-thirds of most diseases will be the result of
lifestyle choices.

Pay attention to your own health! Be a part of your medical team!

With 84% of our national healthcare budget going to the treatment of chronic
diseases, learn how science-based research suggests the numerous benefits
of Lifestyle Medicine. Acquire take-home skills that can enable you, your
family and your doctor to work together to develop YOUR health goals.

Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine

Pillars of Lifestyle Medicine


James Hornstein, M.D.
MODERATED BY:
JAMES
HORNSTEIN, M.D.
CMHS Chair of the
Bioethics Committee

Wednesday
March 14, 2018
5:30 P.M.
Museum of Ventura County
100 E. Main St., Ventura
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SCAN Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Introducing the New CMHS Blog!

CMHS Newsbites The new CMHS blog will feature informative and timely articles that will keep you up-to-date with the latest in healthcare as well as important happenings at CMHS.  After today, you will begin to receive NewsBites in a new email format as new blog content is available. We look forward to continuing to bring you valuable information about healthcare in our community!

Visit the New Blog

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Free Seminar – Ouch! My Aching Back

2018 Speaker Series – Ouch! My Aching Back

Is back pain keeping you from doing things you enjoy? Most of us move our
bodies with little thought – to walk, run, lift, bend and play. That is until an injury
or illness limits us in some way often affecting bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscle tissue. Nationwide, bone and joint health problems have become
the leading cause of disability. Come join us and learn about:

  • Causes
  • Diagnosis
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation

Antulio Aroche, D.O.
PRESENTED BY:
ANTULIO AROCHE, D.O.

Dr. Aroche is an orthopedic surgeon who specializes
in spine surgery. He is dual fellowship trained in orthopedic
and neurosurgical spinal surgery at New England Baptist
Hospital in Boston, MA. He completed his orthopedic surgery
residency at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.
He is a member of the North American Spine Society,
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and several
honor societies. Dr. Aroche is an active member in the
Ventura community. He is on staff at Community Memorial
Hospital and Ojai Valley Community Hospital.


Wednesday, February 21, 2018
6:00 P.M.
Community Memorial Hospital
Nichols Auditorium, 8th Floor
147 N.Brent St., Ventura
RESERVATIONS
or contact Brown Paper Tickets
at 800/838-3006

SPONSORED BY:

KVTA 1590 News/Talk Radio SeaView IPA Accountable Care Alliance of Ventura
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Heart Month at Community Memorial Health System

American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month – a great opportunity to focus on small changes that can have a BIG impact on the health of your heart!  According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women, but there is so much you can do to protect yourself from its common causes.  Heart month is the perfect time to commit to showing your heart a little more love.

Know Your Numbers

The journey to a healthier heart starts with knowing your numbers, which is why Community Memorial Health System is inviting you to drop in for a FREE blood pressure reading at our NEW Wellness & Fitness Center.  Stop by any Monday in February between 7am and 10am, have your blood pressure read by one of our wellness professionals, and receive a complimentary red heart letter opener!  The Wellness & Fitness Center is located at 2723 E. Main Street in Ventura.

CMHS also offers an online Heart Assessment to help you determine your risk factors for heart disease.  If your assessment results in positive risk factors, you’ll be eligible for a FREE consultation with a CMHS Nurse Practitioner.  Click here to take the the 7-minute assessment!

Start With Small Changes

Once you know your blood pressure, you can start making progress toward a healthier heart by incorporating one or more of these small changes into your lifestyle:

  1. Schedule a Visit with Your Doctor to Talk About Heart Health – Your physician can help you set specific heart-health goals and recommend strategies for achieving them.  If you’re looking for a trusted physician to have these important conversations with, let CMHS help!  Use our Find a Physician tool to select the best local doctor for you.
  2. Eat 3 Heart-Healthy Meals Each Week – Changing your entire diet can be daunting, so start by focusing on improving the quality of just 3 meals per week.  Heart-healthy meals can be comprised of vegetables (think plant-based!), fish or other lean protein, whole grains, legumes, and nuts.  Keep the sodium low and avoid unhealthy fats.  If you need a little more guidance, CMHS is here to help with individualized, one-on-one coaching with Registered Dietitians.  Visit our Nutrition Counseling Services page for more information!
  3. Quit Smoking – Smoking isn’t just bad for your lungs.  It significantly increases your risk for heart disease and stroke.  Quitting isn’t easy, but it’s possible with the right support system in place.  CMHS offers ongoing 7-week Smoking Cessation Classes to help you quit.  Click here for upcoming session dates, details, and sign-up information.
  4. Safely Increase Your Daily Exercise –  Whether it’s walking a little bit every day, taking a yoga class, or joining your neighborhood gym, pick one way to increase your movement every day.  We recommend consulting with your physician to determine which type of activity is best for you.  If you’re looking for a great community gym with all the amenities staffed by health and wellness professionals, check out the new CMHS Wellness & Fitness Center!

If you take just one of these steps in February, you’ll be well on your way to improved heart health in 2018!  For more information on American Heart Month and all the Community Memorial Health System resources available to improve your heart health, please contact Andrea Ricketts, HealthAware Manager, at aricketts@cmhshealth.org or 805-652-5454.

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