All lectures are free and open to the public, and are held in the Deschutes Room on the second floor of Water’s Edge, 551 Lone Pine Blvd., The Dalles. (Childcare is available for all lectures for $3 per child. To reserve a place call 541-296-8444.) All programs are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Your on-time arrival is appreciated. Call 541-296-8444 or visit www.mcmc.net to register. We look forward to seeing you.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24
Intuitive Eating: Creating a Healthier Relationship with Food
Eat when you’re hungry and stop when you’re full. Sounds simple and common sense, right? But many people know it’s not as easy or simple as it sounds. Join Jordann Kearns, RD, as she discusses reconnecting with our innate ability to listen to our body’s cues about eating to develop a more satisfying and realistic relationship with food that can lead to better emotional and physical health.
TUESDAY, OCT. 1
Sports Injuries: Prevention and Treatment
Sports injuries occur when playing sports or exercising. They can be the result of an accident, over training or improper equipment. Injuries can be acute or chronic and they can happen at any age. While the best way to deal with a sports injury is to prevent it in the first place, what should you do when you do get injured? Mark Cullen, MD, orthopedic surgeon at MCMC/OHSU Orthopedic Clinic in The Dalles and sports medicine specialist will discuss diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention for all ages.
TUESDAY, OCT. 8
Compassion Fatigue: When a Labor of Love is Only Labor
Compassion fatigue is a form of severe burnout whose symptoms include physical, emotional and spiritual exhaustion. Caregivers, those coping with illness, or anyone feeling constant work stress may suffer from burnout and know the toll it takes on personal health and wellbeing. Donald Altman, MA, LPC, is a psychotherapist, award winning writer and former Buddhist monk who will discuss healing the healer in order to prevent or recover from the debilitating effects
of compassion fatigue.
TUESDAY, OCT. 15
Women’s Health Across the Lifespan: Screening Updates
The news can be very confusing when it comes to women’s health these days. It seems that every week there is new and often seemingly contradictory information about when to begin preventive health screenings, how often or even whether they are needed at all. Jennifer Wilde, FNP, at Columbia River Women’s Clinic in The Dalles will talk about preventive screening guidelines, including pap tests and mammograms, to clarify the confusion around women’s health screenings and disease prevention.