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January – October 2014

Jan
27
Mon
Fletcher Allen Farmers Market @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
Jan 27 @ 2:30 pm – May 29 @ 5:30 pm

Enjoy local foods and more from our local vendors.

Apr
23
Wed
What’s New In Weight Loss @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
Apr 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Join our Bariatric Dietitian to learn about some of the latest weight loss theories and practices.

By: Ellen Evans, MS, RDN, CD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Apr
28
Mon
Organic Gardening 101 @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
Apr 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

nterested in growing your own food, but don’t know where to start? This beginner’s gardening workshop covers the basics of growing your own fresh organic vegetables at home or in a community garden.

By: Jess Hyman, Vermont Community Garden Network

May
1
Thu
Change The Mind and You Can Change the Brain: Psychological Approach to Pain Management and Its Influence on Brain Function and Structure @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Learn about how coping skills training can help pain control and improve quality of life. You will also learn how this psychological 11 week intervention changes brain’s function and structure.

By: JMagdalena R. Naylor, MD, PhD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

May
2
Fri
Fletcher Allen Farmers Market @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy local foods and more from our wonderful local vendors!

May
6
Tue
Community Medical School: Personality or Mental Illness? Understanding the Links between Traits and Disorders @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
May 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What behaviors indicate a mental illness rather than someone’s personality? New psychiatric disorder definitions and school shooting-related media headlines have piqued interest in understanding the boundaries between what is considered a trait and what is considered an illness. Find out what determines temperament and personality and discover the links between personality traits and psychiatric diagnoses.

by David Rettew, M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry

DATE: May 6, 2014

TIME: 6:00-7:30pm

May
10
Sat
AARP Smart Driver™ Course @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Take this 4.5 hour course to refresh your driving skills and learn the new rules of the road. Learn research-based driving strategies to help you stay safe behind the wheel. $20 per person, $15 for AARP members.

By: Baird Morgan, AARP

May
12
Mon
Weight Gain and Menopause. Is It Inevitable? @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Most women are familiar with the weight gain associated with menopause. In this informative session, we’ll explore why weight gain and menopause seem to go hand in hand and how you can use food and activity to help boost metabolism to avoid or reduce the extra pounds.

By: Emily Piazza, RD, Fletcher Allen Health Care

May
15
Thu
The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
May 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, this program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and the resources available.

By: Jessie Cornell, MSW, Alzheimer’s

May
19
Mon
Skin Deep: Aging, Sunlight and Weather. How to Make the Best of the Inevitable @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Learn about the elements that affect our skin – the things we can’t change, the things we can change and some pointers to help along the way. Free samples of sunscreen and lotions!

By: Debra Roseman, PA-C, Dermatology, Fletcher Allen Health Care

May
27
Tue
Curious About Yoga @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
May 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Everybody knows by now that exercise is good for you. Yoga is an option that has some connotations of mysticism, religion, and complex contortions. However, there is yoga that is right for everybody, and this class might introduce you to exercise principles that you really need to grasp. Loose fitting clothes recommended. Class limit 20.

By: Maggie Holt, PT, CEEAA, Fletcher Allen Health Care

Jun
3
Tue
Community Medical School: Digestive Detail: The Role of the Gut Microbiota in Health and Disease @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
Jun 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Billions of bacteria populate your gut and have impact on wellness and disease. Explore the critical role of gut bacteria in maintaining health and how manipulation of the gut microbiota may be used for treating illness now and in the future.

by Peter Moses, M.D., Professor of Medicine; Rebecca Wilcox, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pathology; and Jessica Wood Crothers, M.D., Instructor in Pathology

DATE: June 3, 2014

TIME: 6:00-7:30pm

Jul
1
Tue
Community Medical School: Hitting a Nerve: The Triggers of Sciatica @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The largest nerve in the body, the sciatic nerve originates in the spine and then runs from the thigh to the sole of the foot. When compressed, the sciatic nerve can cause severe pain, weakness, numbness or tingling. Explore the anatomical location of the nerve, the conditions that can lead to sciatica and different treatment approaches.
by Bruce Tranmer, M.D., Professor of Surgery

DATE: July 1, 2014

TIME: 6:00-7:30pm

Oct
1
Wed
Fletcher Allen Farmers Market @ Fletcher Allen Health Care
Oct 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy local foods and more from our local vendors.