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Virtual Health Talks

What Your Legs Tell You About Your Heart Health

Thursday, February 29th, 2024 at Noon

Presented by James M. Persky, MD, Division Director of Vascular Surgery at The MetroHealth System.

Did you know your heart health is connected to the health of your arteries and veins? Peripheral Artery Disease affects more Black and Hispanic men and women than other races, but it can be a silent disease. Most often, leg pain is the first sign of a problem.

Dr. Persky will discuss Vascular Health, when you should be concerned about leg pain, surgical treatment for poor leg circulation and varicose vein treatment.

Space is limited and preregistration is required.

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Can't attend live? You should still register! We'll send out the recording after the webinar to all registrants.

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Weight Loss Medication Options

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Presenter: Amelia N. Dorsey, MD

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Love Your Lungs – Risk Factors, Screenings, and Nicotine Dependence

Presenter:  Ismini Kourouni, MD

Learn about low-dose lung cancer screenings now available at MetroHealth, how you can understand your risk factors, and programs to help you kick nicotine dependence for good.

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Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Presenter:  Natalie E. Joseph, MD

Learn more about breast cancer screening guidelines. Dr. Joseph will review what you need to know to make smart choices about your breast health.

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Move Better with Physical Therapy

Presenter:  Jessica Merhar, PT, DPT, MBA

MetroHealth has physical therapists at locations across Cuyahoga County that can recommend exercises, massages and treatments to get you feeling your best.

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Presenter:  Luke Forkapa, PharmD

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Summer Foot Care

Presenter: Andy N Orta, DPM

Podiatrist Andy N Orta, DPM will discuss how to care for your feet and ankles this summer and the services available at MetroHealth.

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Presenter: Theodore T. Bowen, MD

Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke, and every 4 minutes, someone dies from one. 

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Why You Need a Primary Care Provider

Presenter: Robert Bruce, MD

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Women of Color and Heart Health

Presenter: Meera D. Kondapaneni, MD

Learn the myths about heart disease and how it affects Hispanic, Latina and Black women differently.

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Proven Solutions to Manage Your Weight

Presented by Sergio J. Bardaro, MD and Eileen L. Seeholzer, MD

MetroHealth’s weight management experts can give you real solutions to help you lose weight, keep it off and improve your health. 

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Presented by Natalie Joseph, MD and Christina Clemow, DO.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but early detection saves lives.

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Healthy Start to School

Presented by Candis Platt-Houston, MD, a MetroHealth pediatrician, and Kelsey MacDougall, Psy.D., MetroHealth pediatric psychologist.

It’s back to school time and with that comes natural concerns about your kids’ physical and mental wellbeing. They address sleep schedules, nutrition during the school day, COVID, how to help your kids with stress and anxiety and more.

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Presented by Nicci Samsa, RN and MetroHealth Esthetician

Learn about the different cosmetic dermatology services available at MetroHealth, such as peels, treatments, facials and products, that will give you terrific results with little-to-no downtime.

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Mental Health and Motherhood

Presented by Lisa Ramirez, PhD

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Presented by: Agnieszka Ardelt, MD, PhD

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Presented by: Bill Lewis, MD

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Presented by: Kathryn Teng, MD, and Albert Ferreira, Director, Telehealth Operations

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Presented by: Naima Garden, APRN-CNP

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Presented by: Erron Bell, MD

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Presented by: Lisa R. Shah, PhD

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Watch now
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Presenter: Meredith L. Pressnell, DNP, APRN-CNP

Weight loss medications like Ozempic, Mounjaro, Wegovy and others have dominated headlines in the past year – and for good reason. They are proven solutions to help people who struggle with obesity get to a healthy weight.

WATCH NOW
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Presenter: Amelia N. Dorsey, MD

A hernia is a gap in the muscular wall that allows the contents inside the abdomen to protrude outward. Most of the time, hernias require surgery to prevent serious complications.

WATCH NOW
Man having his lungs examined by a doctor using  stethescope
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Presenter:  Ismini Kourouni, MD

Learn about low-dose lung cancer screenings now available at MetroHealth, how you can understand your risk factors, and programs to help you kick nicotine dependence for good.

Watch now
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Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

Presenter:  Natalie E. Joseph, MD

Learn more about breast cancer screening guidelines. Dr. Joseph will review what you need to know to make smart choices about your breast health.

Watch now
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Move Better with Physical Therapy

Presenter:  Jessica Merhar, PT, DPT, MBA

MetroHealth has physical therapists at locations across Cuyahoga County that can recommend exercises, massages and treatments to get you feeling your best.

Watch now
man delivering pharmacy products to man
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Presenter:  Luke Forkapa, PharmD

Outpatient pharmacy manager at MetroHealth Parma Medical Center, also talks about MetroHealth’s pharmacy services.

Watch now
Summer Foot Care
Summer Foot Care

Presenter: Andy N Orta, DPM

Podiatrist Andy N Orta, DPM will discuss how to care for your feet and ankles this summer and the services available at MetroHealth.

Watch now
Stroke Prevention Couple Holding Each Other
Stroke Prevention and BE FAST Warning Signs Everyone Needs to Know

Presenter: Theodore T. Bowen, MD

Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke, and every 4 minutes, someone dies from one. 

Watch now
Woman in doctor office speaking with her primary care physician
Why You Need a Primary Care Provider

Presenter: Robert Bruce, MD

Why you need a primary care provider to act as the quarterback of your healthcare team and how to choose the right provider for you.

Watch now
woman and grandmother in kitchen cooking
Women of Color and Heart Health

Presenter: Meera D. Kondapaneni, MD

Learn the myths about heart disease and how it affects Hispanic, Latina and Black women differently.

Watch now
woman in doctor office
Proven Solutions to Manage Your Weight

Presented by Sergio J. Bardaro, MD and Eileen L. Seeholzer, MD

MetroHealth’s weight management experts can give you real solutions to help you lose weight, keep it off and improve your health. 

Watch now
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Presented by Natalie Joseph, MD and Christina Clemow, DO.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, but early detection saves lives.

Watch now
children running at school
Healthy Start to School

Presented by Candis Platt-Houston, MD, a MetroHealth pediatrician, and Kelsey MacDougall, Psy.D., MetroHealth pediatric psychologist.

It’s back to school time and with that comes natural concerns about your kids’ physical and mental wellbeing. They address sleep schedules, nutrition during the school day, COVID, how to help your kids with stress and anxiety and more.

Watch now
Woman putting on sunscreen
Your Best Summer Skin

Presented by Nicci Samsa, RN and MetroHealth Esthetician

Learn about the different cosmetic dermatology services available at MetroHealth, such as peels, treatments, facials and products, that will give you terrific results with little-to-no downtime.

Watch now
Woman helping child
Mental Health and Motherhood

Presented by Lisa Ramirez, PhD

 The isolation, loss and fear we’ve experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll on everyone’s mental health. Just ask any mom who’s experienced the weight of the pandemic on top of the everyday stresses of parenthood.

Watch now
Four women stand together laughing
Women’s Health Issues Too Few Talk About

Presented by Jeff Mangel, MD, Robert Pollard, MD, and Linda-Dalal Shiber, MD

Learn about women's issues such as pelvic pain, fibroids, endometriosis, bladder control and others.

Watch now
Doctor using stethoscope on patient during cardiology visit for heart health
Heart Health & Women

Presented by Aisha Siraj, M.D.

Learn how you can take control of your heart health at this virtual health talk.

Watch now
Dr. Auckley hosting virtual health talk
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Presented by: Dennis Auckley, MD

Dr. Auckley talks about treatments available at MetroHealth to help you get a good night’s sleep – including new treatments for sleep apnea.

Watch now
Hands forming a heart surrounded by other hands in the air making a peace sign and a justice fist. Their wrists have rainbow sweatbands.
Take Pride in Your Health

Presented by: Allison Myers, MD, MPH and Laura Mintz, MD, PhD

This Pride Month, learn about specialized services available at Cleveland’s first-of-its-kind clinic for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, non-binary, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) community.

Watch Now
Stethoscope on table with a black tag on top that has the word stroke on it in white letters
You Can Prevent Strokes – Learn How!

Presented by: Agnieszka Ardelt, MD, PhD

A stroke can happen at any time, at any age. The good news? 80% of strokes are preventable.

Watch Now
Patient sitting with doctor to discuss care
Focusing on Preventive Care During a Pandemic

Presented by: Erron L. Bell, MD

Keeping up to date on preventative screenings and wellness visits is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy.

Watch Now
Doctor looking in patient's ears
Ear, Nose and Throat Issues You Don’t Want to Ignore

Presented by: David W. Stepnick, MD

Snoring, sniffles, ringing of the ears. When do you need to see a doctor and when can it wait?

Watch Now
Child with backpack running
Youth and the Ongoing Stress of COVID-19

Presented by: Lisa Ramirez, PhD

It's been a difficult school year – for children and their parents. It’s completely normal to feel stressed or anxious, but there are steps you can take to make yourself and your children feel better.

Watch Now
Photo of covid vaccine vial
Myths, Misconceptions and Hope — All About the COVID-19 Vaccine

Presented by: Amy Ray, MD

There are so many questions about the COVID-19 vaccine: Are the COVID-19 vaccines safe? Is one better than the other? Where and when can I get vaccinated?

Watch now
Doctor holding up xray of spine
Help Your Spine Feel Fine

Presented by: Jonathan E. Belding, MD

Learn all about the effects of aging on the spine, different spine conditions and options to help you get relief, including options without surgery and without medication.

Watch now
Woman examining her skin
“Maskne,” Dermatology Telehealth, Cosmetic Injectables & More

Presented by: Katherine Nolan Lu, MD

Learn about cosmetic dermatology, skin cancer checks, general dermatology and what services are available through telehealth.

Watch now
Medical illustration of knee pain
Osteoporosis - More Than Fragile Bones

Presented by: Maria Antonelli, MD

Learn about preventive care for osteoporosis, the factors and medical conditions that increase your risk for the disease, myths and misconceptions, and signs and symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.

Watch now
Stethoscope and Heart Test
Taking Care of Your Heart

Presented by: Bill Lewis, MD

Learn about preventive care, signs and symptoms you shouldn’t ignore, especially during COVID-19, and how to protect your heart health.

Watch now
Woman talking to doctor during telehealth appointment
Talking Telehealth

Presented by: Kathryn Teng, MD, and Albert Ferreira, Director, Telehealth Operations

Our experts address patient questions and offered some tips about telehealth appointments.

Watch Now
Telehealth health talk promotion
Telehealth, In-Person and Emergency – When to Use What Type of Care and Why

Presented by: Wayne Forde, MD

Wayne Forde, MD, talks with Bijou Starr, of WZAK 93.1, about different types of care from telehealth, to in-person and emergency care – when to use what type of care and why.

 

Watch now
Virtual Health Talk on preventing and managing diabetes health talk promotion
Preventing and Managing Diabetes

Presented by: Naima Garden, APRN-CNP

Naima Garden, APRN-CNP, talks with Ro Digga, of Z107.9, about everything you need to know about diabetes.

 

Watch now
Get healthy, stay healthy: conversations with MetroHealth - a virtual education series
The Importance of Screenings

Presented by: Erron Bell, MD

Learn how to overcome barriers that may prevent you from getting a screening, necessary screenings for men, women and children and how to schedule a screening with MetroHealth.

Watch now
Get healthy, stay healthy: conversations with MetroHealth - a virtual education series
Staying Healthy During the Pandemic

Presented by: Shanail Berry, MD

Shanail R. Berry, MD, talks with Ro Digga, of Z107.9, about the importance of staying on track with vaccinations, well-childcare, adult health and wellness and Medicare Wellness Visits.

Watch now
Healthy women health talk
What It Means to Be a Healthy Woman

Presented by: Christine Alexander, MD, Natalie Joseph, MD, and Deborah Prinz-Gentile, MD, PhD

What does it mean to be a healthy woman? It’s more than having a yearly physical. Being a healthy woman means exercising, eating well, and taking care of your mental health, too.

Watch now
boy with mask
Coping with Back-To-School Stress During COVID-19

Presented by: Lisa R. Shah, PhD

It’s back-to-school time, but this year is very different. Are you or your children feeling stress around heading back to school? It’s normal to feel anxious at this time, but there are steps you can take to feel more comfortable.

Watch now
Dr. Robert Smith health talk
Dealing with Anxiety and Fears in the COVID-19 Age

Presented by: Robert Smith, PhD

Robert Smith, PhD, offers advice on understanding and managing your emotions surrounding the coronavirus.

Watch now