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University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center offers free monthly wellness and prevention webinars

University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center offers free monthly wellness and prevention webinars

30-minute live presentations by clinicians and experts include ten-minute Q&A sessions


Beachwood, Ohio – Each month University Hospitals (UH) Ahuja Medical Center offers multiple series of webinars designed to educate participants in the community about a wide range of health, wellness and prevention-related topics.


The webinars are free and accessible to all. To join online, you need an internet-ready device such as a smartphone, iPad or desktop computer.  During a 20-minute webinar, you will see a PowerPoint presentation as the host refers to it live. Those without an internet-ready device can call in to hear the audio portion of the presentation. Presentations are followed by a ten-minute question-and-answer session during which you can interact with the host.


All UH Ahuja Medical Center webinars begin at 12 pm. Scheduled 2014 presentations include these themed topics:


The Tuesday Wellness series, presented by Roy Buchinsky, MD, Internal Medicine physician and Director of Wellness, UH Ahuja Medical Center:


March 11: “The Six Sinister Substances” 

April 8: “Stress Techniques and Resiliency”

May 13: “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly – Good Fats, Bad Fats”

June 10: “Six Steps to Success – 3 F’s and 3 S’s (Feet, Fingers, Forks, Stress, Sleep, Sex)”

July 8: “Men’s Health - More Than Just Sexuality”

August 12: “Corporate Wellness Programs – Simple Successful Strategies”

September 9: “Vitamin D Supplements – Hype or Hope?”

October 14: “Prostate Screening – To Do, or Not to Do: That is the Question”

November 11: “Fish Oils – Fad or Fishy?”

December 9: “Treating Cholesterol – The Natural Way”


The Connor Integrative Medicine Network (CIMN) Tuesday webinar series offers education about alternative and holistic medicine. The CIMN is headquartered at UH Ahuja Medical Center and is focused on well-being for the whole person – body, mind and spirit.


March 18: Hypnotherapy – presented by Don Mannarino, Clinical Hypnotist

April 15: Why Integrative Medicine? – presented by Daniel Shank, MD, University Hospitals Family Medicine physician

May 20: Ayurveda (a holistic, balanced approach to health) – presented by Anisha Durve, LAc, University Hospitals Acupuncturist, Ayurvedic Practitioner, Yoga Therapist and Meditation Instructor

June 17: Chinese Herbal Medicine – presented by Peter Geller, LAc, Acupuncturist and Oriental medicine practitioner

July 15: Acupuncture – presented by Julia Proctor, LAc, Acupuncturist

August 19: Mindfulness – presented by Suzanne Cushwa Rusnak, MEd, MS, Coordinator of Mindfulness Programming, University Hospitals

September 16: Music Therapy – presented by Jaclyn Bradley Palmer, MT-BC, NMT, Music Therapist

October 21: Myofascial Release Therapy (soft tissue therapy for skeletal muscle immobility and pain) – presented by Tanya L. Weiker,PT, Holistic Physical Therapist

November 18:  Massage – presented by Toni Kline, RN, MSN, LMT, University Hospitals Perinatal Massage instructor and Therapeutic Touch teacher

December 16: Reiki (deep relaxation and stress reduction technique) - presented by Tina DiCillo, RDH, RYT, Yoga teacher and Reiki Master 


For a complete calendar of free online presentations, visit www.uhahuja.org and click Wellness Webinars. For more information, e-mail AhujaWellnessProgram@UHHospitals.org. To register to participate in a UH Ahuja Medical Center webinar, call 216-285-4069.

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