Aug. 18 Saint Anthony program explores balance, dizziness
From press release
When we were children, we thought that twirling in circles until we were dizzy and fell down was hilarious. But dizziness and balance problems in adults are not so funny. They can lead to serious falls, fractures and an inability to participate in normal daily routines. Bathing, dressing, going out, driving and even walking across a room can all be affected by dizziness.
“Balancing Act: Diagnosis and Treatments for Dizziness” is the title of the free OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center Community Health Program to be held Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010, in the OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center atrium and conference rooms.
The program begins at 5 p.m. with free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings. OSF physical therapists will offer a hands-on activity to identify balance abilities. Tables will be staffed by healthcare professionals offering information on the OSF Fall Proof! Program and the OSF Health Fitness Center.
At 6 p.m., Dr. Kianoush Sheykholeslami, M.D., Ph.D., (Dr. Shey), otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat, ENT) and head & neck surgeon, OSSF Specialty Clinic at Guilford Square, will discuss medical issues that can cause dizziness, diagnosis of balance and dizziness problems, and available treatments.
Light refreshments will be served.
The program is free, but reservations are requested by calling OSF Saint Anthony Cardiovascular Services at (815) 395-5493.
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