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Barton Health lecture series resumes with ski injury prevention

Sebastian Foltz
sfoltz@tahoedailytribune.com
Guests enjoy a past Barton Health Wellness Lecture Series event. Free talks resume Wednesday, Nov. 4, with a presentation on avoiding ski injuries by U.S. Ski Team physician Dr. Terrance Orr.
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Barton lecture series Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 4

Orthopedic Injury Prevention

Tuesday, Dec. 1 (Gardnerville)

Common Knee and Shoulder Conditions

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Total Joint Replacements - Are you a candidate?

Wednesday, Jan. 13

Environmental Cancer Causing Agents

Thursday, Feb. 4

New Treatment Options For Cardiovascular Disease

More information is available at http://www.bartonhealth.org.

Barton Health will resume its monthly free lecture series this week with a presentation on avoiding ski injuries Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m. at Lake Tahoe Community College. The series features a variety of topics geared toward public awareness and preventative health measures.

“It’s a way to connect the public with our local medical providers,” Barton spokeswoman Molly Hucklebridge said of the inspiration for the talks. “As we’re moving more into this preventive model of health care, we’re seeing more and more of this.”

Upcoming lecture topics will include orthopedic injury prevention, common knee and shoulder conditions, total joint replacement, environmental cancer-causing agents and new treatments for cardiovascular disease. Events feature Barton Health physicians and health experts. Past topics have covered physical fitness and wilderness safety.

“I’ve been going for the past couple years and I always learn something new,” Hucklebridge said.

Lectures typically take place at the community college from 6-7 p.m. with one December event scheduled for Barton’s Gardnerville location. The format typically includes a lecture followed by a question-and-answer session.

Wednesday’s presentation will include a talk by longtime U.S. Ski Team physician and Tahoe Center for Orthopedics surgeon Dr. Terrance Orr. Barton staff athletic trainers will also discuss conditioning exercises to avoid injury. Wednesday’s lecture series event will take place in the LTCC Boardroom.

More information is available at http://www.bartonhealth.org/tahoe/wellness-lecture-series.aspx.


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