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Education for Healthy Living

Fairfield Medical Center’s community education seminars offer an opportunity to connect with healthcare providers, learn more about wellness, and ask the experts about tips for disease management and prevention. These sessions are free of charge and designed with you in mind.

Each Seminar Features:

  • Guest speakers, including specialists and primary care providers
  • Health and wellness screening tools
  • Education on popular health topics to inspire positive outcomes

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Upcoming Seminars

Health encompasses more than the physical body. While living well includes managing diseases with the help of your healthcare providers, it also includes adopting healthy habits and nurturing your mind. Because these pieces of wellness are interconnected, Fairfield Medical Center’s community education seminars are designed to address all aspects of health, including medical education and lifestyle tips.

All sessions will be hosted at FMC’s River Valley Campus
2384 N. Memorial Dr., Lancaster

Put Your Best Fork Forward General Nutrition and Weight Management

Thursday, Oct. 6
6-7:30 p.m.

Bodies are complex, and maintaining a healthy weight can be challenging.

Registered dietitian Emily Schmelzer will share education about how nutrition can influence our health and provide useful tips for building better eating habits. Bariatric program coordinator Bethany Smith, PA, will discuss additional factors that can impact our weight and management techniques beyond diet and exercise.

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Tuesday, Oct. 18
2-3:30 p.m.

Is your joint pain limiting your daily activities? Join us to learn about pain relieving strategies.

Our team can get you back to doing the activities you enjoy. Board certified orthopedic surgeon Jordan Bonier, DO, MS, will discuss: tips for maintaining healthy joints, joint arthritis, non-surgical treatment options, minimally invasive surgery, total and partial joint replacement.

 

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Thursday, Nov. 17
5-7 p.m.

Improving your gut health not only helps your digestive system run smoothly, but it can also positively impact your overall health. During this seminar, gastroenterologists Seth Levin, DO, and Isabel Manzanillo-DeVore, DO, will discuss general digestive health and common conditions.

Additionally, FMC Heartburn Center Coordinator Heather Luttrell, RN, BSN, and general/bariatric surgeon Timothy Custer, MD, will provide education on heartburn symptoms, treatment and management. 

 

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Seminars Continuing in 2023

FMC’s free education seminars will resume in early 2023, and we hope to see you there! Share your suggestions for topics below.

 

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More community education seminars will be added soon. Check back later to plan your next session!

Get Involved Share Your Ideas

We want to hear from you! Your time is valuable, and being engaged and interested in a discussion allows you to get the most out of each seminar. Let us know what conditions, treatments and topics you’d like to know more about.

For example, you may include conditions, specialties, treatments and health management techniques that are of interest to you.

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Healthy Habits: A Balanced Diet

At every life stage, our diet is vital to our overall health and well-being. A healthy diet can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and types of cancer such as breast and colorectal. It can also increase bone health and muscle strength, and help you lose weight. Having a healthy dietary pattern doesn’t just happen overnight – it takes dedication to achieve and maintain.

Healthy Habits: Embracing Exercise

There is never a bad time to set a new goal or ease back into a fitness regimen for your physical and mental wellbeing.

Healthy Habits: Drinking Water

Improve your hydration and health by making smart choices – like avoiding sugary beverages – and incorporating these tips into your day.

Healthy Habits: Improving Sleep

We all know that exercise is important, but did you know that sleep is also crucial to living a healthy life?

Healthy Habits: Immune-Boosting Vitamins

Vitamins play a vital role in keeping our bodies, and our immune systems, functioning at their finest. Learn more about immune-boosting nutrients and where to find them.

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Healthy Habits: Screenings at Every Age

No matter your age, routine screenings are an important part of monitoring and managing your health.

Healthy Habits: Achieving Goals

Change is a process, and meeting our goals can take a lot of work. Learn more about how you can stay positive and on track to success through kindness and smart planning.

Healthy Habits: Beating the Heat

It’s no secret that the summer heat can be brutal. While infants, the elderly and those with health conditions are most at risk for negative effects, even the young and healthy can be impacted. Learn how to stay safe and healthy this season.

Healthy Habits: Managing Screen Time

The “focus” of this article is on digital eyestrain and the importance of receiving regular, comprehensive eye exams. Learn more about protecting your eyes and managing digital screen usage while at home or work.

Healthy Habits: Put Your Best Fork Forward

It’s a great time to remember that eating right doesn’t have to be complicated— simply begin to shift to healthier food and beverage choices.

Healthy Habits: Rise and Shine

The key to waking up feeling refreshed and well-rested is understanding – and managing – your “internal alarm clock,” or circadian rhythm. Learn more about how you can become more of “morning person.”

Healthy Habits: Safety First

Keeping an eye out for hazards can help you identify and avoid them before an injury occurs. Looking at the world through this safety lens can help you protect yourself and those around you. Read on to learn more about common dangers and pitfalls – and how to avoid them.

Healthy Habits: Smart Shopping

Healthy decisions start at home, and planning ahead can improve your health while saving you time and money. Learn more about meal planning and smart grocery shopping here.