Don’t wait until it’s too late: Protect your health with free classes

Many of us do not become interested in learning more about health related topics until after we already have a concern of our own. By then it may be too late. Don’t wait any longer, be proactive about your health. Take advantage of the opportunity to learn about risk factors, signs, prevention methods, treatment options and more. The more you learn, the more apt you are to be able to recognize signs of potential health risks in yourself and your loved ones. Become your own health advocate.

Methodist Healthcare presents a series of FREE seminars to help you learn about a variety of health concerns. These seminars are lead by physicians who are eager to share their knowledge and answer your questions. They are open to the public but registration is required. Please register by calling the Methodist Healthcare HealthLine at 210-575-0355 or 1-800-333-7333.

Migraines: A Thing of the Past

Nasha HoltThursday, Nov. 12, 6 to 7 p.m.

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd.,

Conference Room

Presented by Nasha Holt, M.D., Family Practice.

Are headaches or migraines draining the life out of you or your loved one? Dr. Holt will speak about a ground-breaking, non-drug approach to healing the source of headaches! Come see what over 1,000 patients have learned about this innovative approach. 

Lung Cancer: Information and Answers

Friday, Nov.  13, 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Crossroads Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.

Second Floor Meeting Room

Presented by Zulfaqqar Jaffar, M.D., Oncologist.

Thousands of patients are diagnosed with lung cancer every year. Learn about causes, treatment and prevention.

Past, Present, Future: Fight Against Cancer

Joaquin MiraMonday, November 16, 6 to 7 p.m.

Boerne Hill Country Family YMCA, 1361 S. Main St.

Boerne, Texas 78006, Multipurpose Room

Presented by Joaquin Mira, M.D., Oncologist.

Science and technology are constantly changing the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. Join Dr. Mira as he discusses the latest advancements in technology and new approaches in the fight against cancer.

Do You Know Your Heart Numbers?

Tuesday, December 8, 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Westside YMCA, 2900 Ruiz St.

Community Room

Presented by Rene Fletcher, MSN, RN.

Knowing your heart numbers is an important part of keeping your heart healthy.  These numbers help you and your doctor determine your health risks. Learn the basics of how your heart works and what simple lifestyle changes you can make to achieve your ideal heart healthy numbers.

Sleep Apnea in Kids: Is Your Child at Risk?

KellySmithMDWednesday, Dec. 9, 6 to 7 p.m.

Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, 1139 E. Sonterra Blvd.,

First Floor Conference Room

Presented by Kelly J. Smith, MD, Pediatric Pulmonologist

Sleep is especially important for children. Anything disrupting their sleep may significantly impair mental or physical development. Millions of children suffer from undiagnosed sleep apnea. This can cause behavioral, emotional and social problems, difficulty learning, even impaired growth and cardiovascular problems. Treatment of pediatric sleep apnea can reverse many of these symptoms.  Join Dr. Smith to learn more about pediatric sleep apnea. Learn to identify signs and determine if your child could be at risk. 

Cancer: Am I at Risk?Find Out Before It’s to Late

Friday, Jan 8, 9 to 9:45 a.m.

Crossroads Mall, 4522 Fredericksburg Rd.

Second Floor Meeting Room

Presented by Syed Raza, M.D., Oncologist.

Did you know that doctors can assess your risk for developing cancer before it happens? Science and technology have enabled them to detect gene mutation that can indicate a predisposition to cancer. Dr. Raza will discuss this miraculous capability and answer your questions.

Living with Arthritis

Thursday, Jan. 21, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Northeast Methodist Hospital, 12412 Judson Rd.

Community Health Center,

Presented by Joseph Gabriel, M.D. Pain Management

Arthritis is a painful condition involving damage to the joints of the body. It can affect nearly every aspect of your life. Dr. Gabriel will discuss symptom, treatment and management of arthritis.

— SA Health

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