Houston Methodist St. John Hospital Hosts FREE Health Education Seminars

Houston Methodist St. John Hospital’s Primary Care Group is helping people understand and overcome some of today’s most common health concerns. Join our physicians for a series of free educational seminars August 12 through September 3, 2015.

WHY METABOLIC SYNDROM MATTERS – Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 6-7 P.M.

One in three American adults are affected by metabolic syndrome – placing them at a higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease, diabetes and stroke. Learn more about metabolic syndrome and ways to prevent, control or reverse your risk factors from internal medicine physician, Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri.

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri,

Dr. Niloufar Ghadiri

CONFUSED ABOUT CHOLESTEROL? – Thursday, August 27, 2015, 6-7 P.M.

Unhealthy cholesterol levels are a major risk factor for heart disease and stroke, the leading causes of death in the U.S. Learn about cholesterol, where it comes from, and why it’s important for your health from family medicine physician, Dr. Sam Lingamfelter.

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter,

Dr. Sam Lingamfelter

BEAT DIABETES – Thursday, August 20, 2015, 6-7 P.M.

An estimated 25 million children and adults in the U.S. have diabetes and this number is rapidly growing with 2 million new cases each year. What is diabetes? Who is at risk? Take the first step toward understanding diabetes and get your questions answered by internal medicine physician Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy.

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy

Dr. Sasikala Chittimireddy

HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, THE SILENT KILLER – Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6-7 P.M.

Almost 70 million Americans have high blood pressure – that’s 1 out of every 3 adults. However, high blood pressure is manageable. Arm yourself with the information you need to prevent and control high blood pressure by joining internal medicine physician Dr. Carmen Hernandez-Zhang.

Dr. Carmen Hernandez-Zhang

Dr. Carmen Hernandez-Zhang

Each seminar is free, so take advantage of these quick and informative health sessions to enhance your wellness journey. Register for these events by email to kaperkins@houstonmethodist.org or call 281.414.5916.

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