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Healthy Conversations

Let's have a healthy conversation

Healthy Conversations is our program of provider presentations, professional-led discussions and fun health-related activities. You can schedule our medical professionals to talk about topics of interest or to lead energizing and engaging activities. 

We require four weeks advance notice to plan an event. 

Here are our available topics:

Keeping Your Joints Healthy

Using 3D joint models, we’ll show you how your joints work and discuss the options you have to reduce pain to keep enjoying an active lifestyle.  

The Gut Microbiome and How to Make It Work for You

We all have healthy bacteria in our intestines. Learn what it can do for you.

The Many Impacts of Dementia

This discussion includes education about the different stages of dementia and provides helpful coping strategies for caregivers.

Oh, My Aching Feet

Don't let foot pain sideline you from what you enjoy. Learn how to combat common foot issues. 

Stand Tall and Prevent a Fall

As we age, falls are an increasing risk in our lives. Learn about balance and how to reduce the risk of falls in your home. This Healthy Conversation includes a self-assessment to determine your risk for falls. 

Is the Room Spinning?

Dizziness is another condition we can experience more as we age. Increase your knowledge about what causes dizziness and vertigo.

All About Parkinson’s

Learn about the stages of Parkinson’s and how to delay its progression through physical and mental activities.

Improving Your Memory

We’ve all had the experience when we can’t remember a word or a name. Learn what it normal memory lapse and what is not. This Healthy Conversation includes tips for improving your memory skills. 

Being Your Physician’s Partner

Hear advice from a family physician, including how to make the most of the time you have with your doctor.

Couch to 5K: How to Get Started

Go from couch potato to a 5K marathon runner with these step-by-step instructions that can help transform your thinking about exercise, no matter your age.

How Genetics Shape Your Health

This discussion leads you through the impact genetics have on your health and the health of your family. Learn about the pros and cons of genetic testing.

If Sitting Is the New Smoking, It's Time to Deskercise

Don't let having a desk job be your excuse for not staying limber. We'll have tips for overcoming the health issues related to a sedentary desk job.

The Power of Vitamin D and the Sun

How much is too much? Learn why we all need vitamin D and how not to overdo it. 

How Do I Know When To Visit a Doctor?

What signs and symptoms should send you to the doctor right away? Learn the messages your body is sending and when to do something about them.

What is Abdominal Pelvic Health?

It’s time for a frank discussion about urinary incontinence, constipation and other pelvic health issues. Learn how to deal with these issues to improve your quality of life.

Live to be 100

Learn what we should all know to live a long, healthy life. 

Life After Menopause

During this discussion, we provide guidance to help navigate this life change. 

Understanding Women’s Health

Women of all ages have specific health needs at every stage of life. Learn the facts about women’s health care from adolescence to childbearing years and beyond. 

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Cholesterol

Plain talk and realistic visual displays of artery-clogging cholesterol.  Learn about your risk for heart disease.

The Diabetes Tsunami-How To Not Catch the Next Wave

Diabetes is a leading health risk in our region. Learn from diabetes experts about tips for translating complicated nutrition recommendations into practical tips for everyday eating. 

Living Well

An important discussion about how to plan your future health care decisions, including your life goals, values and preferences. Learn about advance care planning from those who know. 

How Not to Live On a Diet

Learn to achieve a healthy weight and lifestyle without all of the pain. Embrace the joy of living with healthy lifestyle changes that fit into your life and lead you to a happier you.

Our Emotional Health and Coping with Stress

Our emotions are a part of our health and need our attention. Learning to care for your emotional health can help you better manage medical conditions and life and family challenges. 

Sleep-Why It’s Important and How to Know What You Need

How well do you sleep? Are you sleepy during the day?  Do you or your spouse snore? Learn how to improve your sleep.  This Healthy Conversation includes the opportunity to take a sleep apnea risk assessment test.

Be Strong, Be Fit

Wear loose fitting comfortable clothing and be ready to move. Learn proper stretching and exercise that can help improve flexibility and core strength.  

From A to Zinc

Bring your bag of prescriptions, over the counter medicines and vitamins and supplements, and learn about medication safety from a Tidelands Health pharmacist who can help you understand what you are taking and how to take it. 

Fight Back Against Back Pain

Learn easy pain management strategies for chronic back pain, plus see how proper posture can lead to less discomfort. 

Take Heart

This conversation can save a life. Learn how to recognize a heart attack and how to administer hands-only CPR. 

The Importance of Having a Primary Care Provider

Learn why we all need a PCP and how to select the one that’s right for you. 

High Five for Better Hand Health

Injuries or arthritis of the hand can make it more difficult to do everyday tasks.  Learn therapy techniques to bring relief.  

Extend Your Life Through Activity

Physical inactivity is the fourth leading risk factor for mortality worldwide.  Understand the stages of behavioral changes that affect us and how to design an activity plan that works for you.  

Are You Up To Par?

Learn how to get the most out of your golf game through golf conditioning.  This discussion involves swinging demonstrations. 

Step It Up

Enjoy a mile-long walk led by a Tidelands Health provider who will discuss a health topic during the walk.