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Community Health Seminars

Providing you with timely health information, our latest innovations and treatments

Each month we bring you community health seminars on our latest innovations, treatments and health topics of interest. Check our or monthly calendar of events to see our upcoming community health seminars.

Below is a listing of past community health seminars, their speaker, video presentation and any handouts provided.


Total Knee Replacement

July 28, 2015

Have you suffered a sports injury during your high school, college or post-college years? Have you experienced changes in your ability to maintain your active lifestyle due to knee pain? Douglas Tewes, MD, orthopaedic surgeon at Lincoln Orthopaedic Center discusses details about knee treatment options, including total knee replacement, the new pain control protocols and the importance of physical therapy after surgery.

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May 5, 2015

You're So Vein: Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment for Vein Disease

Presented by cardiologist, Timothy Gardner, MD

Do you have swelling in the lower legs and ankles, restless legs, spider veins or varicose veins? It’s estimated that at least 80 million Americans suffer from some form of venous (vein) disease. If untreated this can lead to a multitude of health problems. Join Timothy Gardner, MD, Bryan Heart, and learn more about your veins and how they work, what happens when they don’t work and treatment options.

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April 21, 2015

Don't Let Headache Pain Limit Your Life

Presented by interventional radiologist, Michael Budler, MD

Pain from classic or episodic migraines, cluster headaches and trigeminal neuralgia can be a constant daily ache or intense, debilitating occurrence. Learn more about an effective, outpatient treatment that could change your life. SphenoCath treatment provides immediate and ongoing pain relief, and is safe for children, adults and pregnant women. Join Michael Budler, MD, Advanced Radiology, and learn more about how the treatment works, its effectiveness and if you’re a candidate for this revolutionary new treatment. Pre-registration is required.


March 26, 2015

How to Stop the Shakes: Help for Parkinson's Disease and Tremors

Presented by neurosurgeon, Benjamin Gelber, MD

Parkinson’s disease affects both men and women in almost equal numbers. It shows no social, ethnic, economic or geographic boundaries. In the United States, it is estimated that 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year, joining the one million Americans who currently have Parkinson’s disease. Neurosurgeon, Benjamin Gelber, MD from Neurological and Spinal Surgery will discuss the specifics of Parkinson’s disease, give an overview of the Deep Brain Stimulation procedure, discuss who is a good candidate for the procedure, and how the results are documented.

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October 28, 2014

Quick, Tasty, Healthy, 5-Ingredient Recipes

Presented by Alice Henneman, MS, RDN

Five is the magic number for ingredients we want in a recipe. Whether we’re talking about a main dish, soup, salad, sandwich or side dish, our eyes begin to glaze over as the number of ingredients goes beyond five. Learn to cook delicious dinners in less time (and for less money!) than it takes to eat out. In addition, you’ll probably have or can easily stock up on most of the staples so there’s little shopping for extra ingredients.
Join Alice Henneman, registered dietitian nutritionist and UNL Extension Educator, as she shares tips, recipes and an extensive handout for making quick, delicious, and nutritious 5-ingredient dishes.

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August 26, 2014

Arthritis That is Really in Your Head

Presented by Robert M. Valente, MD

Board Certified Rheumatologist, Dr. Robert Valente, will discuss how Polymyalgia Rheumatic (PMR) and Giant Cell Arthritis can affect the head, neck and shoulders, and why early detection and treatment are crucial to managing these diseases.

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March 27, 2014

Wills, Trusts and Fiduciary Administration (and Other Life and Death Issues)

Presented by Don Janssen and Kara Ronnau

What are your estate planning options now, and what will happen to your estate after your death? The answer varies depending on the type of planning you have implemented. Whether you are single, married, retired or planning for retirement years, planning now is essential. Join Don Janssen and Kara Ronnau, attorneys at Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather, as they discuss how to help guide your loved ones and ensure your legacy is implemented according to your wishes.

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January 23, 2014

Forget about Diets and Focus on Lifestyle

Presented by Ashley Houtwed, RD

Wouldn’t it be great if all you had to do was follow a simple diet for a month and you’d never have to worry about weight again? Forget about it. To lose weight and keep it off, you need to make better food choices and engage in physical activity nearly every day of your life. Ashley Houtwed, registered dietitian at Bryan LifePointe, will talk about making better food choices, the importance of meal planning, which includes controlling portion sizes, and self-monitoring.

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January 16, 2014

Snoring: More ZZZ's Please

Presented by Dr. Timothy Lieske

Snoring is a fairly common affliction, affecting around 90 million people in the United States. It isn’t just a nighttime annoyance; as many people who snore will wake up tired and grumpy the next day, and their partner often does as well. Some people snore so loudly that they even wake themselves up in the middle of the night. Join Timothy Lieske, MD, pulmonologist with Lincoln Pulmonary and Critical Care Associates, as he discusses causes of snoring and how to get a better night’s sleep.

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