Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) said it is continuing its free health care educational seminars throughout July.
VCU said in a release the seminars, which focus on current health topics, are open to the public and held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden’s Kelly Education Center in Henrico.
“Injury Prevention and the Importance of a Level 1 Trauma Center” is the title of the July 20 seminar featuring Dr. Michel Aboutanos and a team of health care professionals. The seminar will discuss the importance of VCU’s Level 1 Trauma Center, which is the only one in the region, and how to reduce the risks of traumatic injuries.
On July 27, Drs. Silvia Degli Esposti and Jaime Bohl will cover a topic that affects almost 18 million people in the U.S. in a seminar titled “Fecal Incontinence: A Well-Kept Secret.” The doctors will look at simple remedies and advanced treatments that are available.
A seminar held July 12 explored memory and cognitive functions of the brain. Dr. Kathryn Holloway discussed how disorders such as dementia can disrupt cognitive skills and interfere with memories and also explained the latest technologies designed to improve information processing between the brain’s circuits.