St. Luke's Hospital offers Wellness College

10:52 AM, Jan 21, 2011   |    comments
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Chesterfield, Mo (KSDK) -- St. Luke's Hospital will launch an innovative, two-part program called St. Luke's Wellness College on January 25. The initiative is designed to empower community members with information to improve their health and ultimately the quality of their lives.

The first phase of the program includes free lectures each Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. from January 25 through March 1. Topics include heart, stroke, sleep and women's health and more. Medical experts from St. Luke's Hospital will lead the sessions and discuss the latest recommendations for prevention and detection regarding each topic. To register, please visit or call 314-542-4848.

Participants may attend one or both of the one-hour St. Luke's Hospital Wellness College lectures on each date:

Tuesday, Jan. 25, 6 to 8 p.m.
Why Wellness and Prevention? - James Loomis, MD, internist
Cardiovascular Health - Morton Rinder, MD, cardiologist

Tuesday, Feb. 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
Metabolic Health (metabolic syndrome, diabetes) - Norman Fishman, MD, endocrinologist
Neurological Health (Alzheimer's disease, stroke prevention) - Todd Silverman, MD, neurologist

Tuesday, Feb. 8, 6 to 8 p.m.
Orthopedic Health - Edward Schlafly, MD, orthopedic surgeon
Building a Healthy Mind/Body Connection - Sherri Bassi, PhD, licensed psychologist

Tuesday, Feb. 15, 6 to 8 p.m.
Women's Health Issues Part I (breast health and cancer prevention) - Patricia Limpert, MD, surgeon
Women's Health Issues Part II (ovarian, cervical and overall pelvic health) - Carlton Pearse, MD, OB/GYN

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 6 to 8 p.m.
Bone Health and Osteoporosis - Katharine Mikulec, MD, endocrinologist
How Sleep Health Affects Your Physical Health - D. Troy Curry, MD, sleep medicine specialist

Tuesday, March 1, 6 to 8 p.m.
Colon Health and Colon Cancer Prevention - Paul Buse, MD, gastroenterologist
Skin Health and Skin Cancer Prevention - Lawrence Samuels, MD, dermatologist

The second phase of St. Luke's Wellness College will begin April 5 with the Personal Path to Wellness course, an individualized series of six classes designed to help participants explore how they can reach their personal health goals. The fee for this interactive program is $149, and it includes blood work, an online health risk assessment and a fitness assessment with a personal trainer to help each participant set their wellness goals. To register for the Personal Path to Wellness course, visit or call 314-542-4848.


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