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Health chat webinars*
Our virtual Health Chat Webinars are an added component to our Health Education Lecture Series, offering on-demand free, health related education. Webinar viewers enjoy presentations on a wide variety of health care, healthy living and Health System related topics.
*These webinars are provided for educational purposes. Please consult your provider directly for individual medical advice.
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Herman Levy, MD, pulmonologist at Southeast Georgia Physician Associates-Pulmonary Medicine, presents “Long-Term Effects of COPD” to help people better understand COPD, its comorbidities, symptoms and treatments. “During this presentation, we will discuss the diseases classified under COPD, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, non-reversible asthma and bronchiectasis,” says Levy, “as well as common treatments and tests, signs and symptoms.”
Kenyon Meadows, MD, board-certified radiation oncologist, Southeast Georgia Health System Cancer Care Centers, presents “Radiation Therapy: What to Expect?” to help clarify misconceptions regarding radiation therapy. “During this presentation, we will cover the core aspects of the radiation experience, including initial consultation, treatment planning, treatment delivery, common side effects and follow-up,” says Meadows. “The goal is to make you a better informed patient, family member or friend to the person coping with a cancer diagnosis.”
Obesity is the number one health problem in America, even more so now than smoking, and it leads to other serious medical and psychological health issues. “Being morbidly obese can shave ten years off your life,” says Dr. Tsai. “Join me for this educational webinar to better understand morbid obesity, and learn about the resources available to help you live a healthier and happier life.”
The ACL is the most commonly injured knee ligament. Understanding ACL injuries and how to overcome them is the first step toward recovery. “Depending on the extent of the ACL injury and the patient’s level of activity, surgery may be required,” says Dr. Sasser. “During this educational webinar, you’ll get a sneak peek inside my operating room to see how the surgery is actually performed.”
Arthritis is the nation’s most common cause of disability, but thanks to advancements in robotic surgery techniques, people suffering from arthritis can consider a knee replacement without the extended downtime or increased risk of traditional surgery. Denny A. Carter, MD, and Beau Sasser, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of the Health System, discuss Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology in this webinar.
Denny A. Carter, MD, and Beau Sasser, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, a strategic affiliate of the Health System, make a return appearance on our Health Chat Webinars series to discuss an innovative hip replacement technique using Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology.
Denny A. Carter, MD, and Beau Sasser, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeons at Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, return for part 3 of their ongoing Health Chat Webinar series to discuss an innovative total knee replacement technique using Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology.
“In part three, we address the topic of knee pain, and how a total knee replacement utilizing Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted technology offers a surgical treatment option for arthritis that allows us to optimize implant position based on a patient’s unique anatomy.”
When a person’s ability to make his or her own personal decisions comes into question, it can be a confusing and stressful time for the person as well as for their friends and family. Greg Cox, PhD, psychologist, and Hillary Stringfellow, J.D., lawyer, Gilbert, Harrell, Sumerford & Martin, PC, hope to dispel some of that confusion by discussing, “Guardianship and Conservatorship: The intersection of medical diagnosis and the legal framework for incapacity."
Beau Sasser, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon at Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery, and Medical Director of Southeast Georgia Health System Sports Medicine, presents “Shoulder Aches and Pains: When to see the doctor.”
"There are many causes of shoulder pain and many can be treated without surgery,” says Sasser. “Learning about the symptoms, treatment and recovery time for the common causes of shoulder pain can help people better understand their options.”
Medical links to Haiti
Are you interested in traveling abroad or helping to provide medical relief in Haiti? If so, this seminar/webinar is perfect for you! The Brunswick (GA) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated, in conjunction with Southeast Georgia Health System, sponsors an annual seminar on medical and cultural issues affecting Haitians, and the presentations from that seminar are available year round for your educational enjoyment. The presentations are designed to familiarize medical professionals and the community on Haitian issues and provide an opportunity for those qualified to receive continuing education credits.
Learn more about Medical Links to Haiti
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Cancer care video blog
If you or a loved one has just been diagnosed with cancer, you may be confused about your diagnoses and unsure about next steps. Cancer awareness and prevention can help ease some of these feelings. In Dr. Meadows' monthly video blog, he discusses cancer topics such as lumpectomy vs. mastectomy, PET Scans, cancer staging, and life-saving cancer screenings, so you can become better informed patients and care givers.
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Dr. Beau Sasser’s sports medicine blog
This online forum is dedicated to educating the community on current sports medicine practices. Its featured author, Beau Sasser, MD, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, medical director of sports medicine, engages with patients and sports enthusiasts on a more personal level outside the clinical setting. Blog followers enjoy a wide range of sports medicine topic discussions, including tips on healthy living, training tips for a 5K and the impact athletic trainers have on the safety and health of student athletes.