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Online Chats

Welcome to Spectrum Health online chats. Below is a schedule of live question-and-answer sessions on a variety of health care topics that feature our health care experts. If you see a chat topic that interests you, follow the link to learn more.

Upcoming Chats


To be announced. In the meantime, read our past chat archives below.

Past Chats

Cancer

March 15, 2013: Colorectal Cancer Awareness with Dr. Hoedema
October 25, 2012: Advances in Breast Imaging and Personlized Cancer Treatment with Dr. Getz and Dr. Vander Woude
March 22, 2012:
Understanding Genetics and Cancer with Dr. Hiemenga
March 9, 2012:
Hope in the Fight Against Colon Cancer with Dr. Dujovny
November 11, 2011: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer with Dr. Seamon
October 26, 2011: Understanding Breast Health with Dr. Melnik
September 23, 2011: Prostate Cancer Chat with Dr. Lane
June 13, 2011:Urologic and Prostate Cancer with Dr. Lane

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Diabetes

November 3, 2011: What You Should Know about Prediabetes and Diabetes with Dr. Deines
July 20, 2011: Fit Healthy Foods In a Diabetes Meal Plan with Val Rezende
November 9, 2010: Got Diabetes? Get Answers! with Marcia Johnson
April 22, 2010: Diabetes Management: What you need to know with Dr. Pomeroy
April 14, 2010: Making Sense of Your Blood Sugar Numbers with Marcia Johnson

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Digestive System

November 28, 2012: Don't Live With Fecal Incontinence. It's Treatable with Dr. Kim
July 27, 2011:
My Digest System: From Beginning to End with Dr. Meisner
March 19, 2010: Defecatory Dysfunction - symptoms, therapy and treatments with Dr. Heisler

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Eye Care

April 21, 2011: General Eye Health with Dr. Habekovic

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Family Health

August 11, 2011: What Your Family Needs to Do to Get Ready to Go Back to School with Dr. Fabian
July 27, 2010: Managing Your Child's Asthma with Dr. Schuen
May 24, 2010: Talking to Your Teen About Puberty with Dr. Lowery

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Heart and Vascular

February 14, 2013:
June 7, 2012:
Taking Steps to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Disease with Dr. Berkompas
May 14, 2012: Learning to Live with Heart Failure with Dr. Dickinson
April 18, 2012:
Sudden Cardiac Arrest: The Silent Killer with Dr. Gauri
March 26, 2012:
Irregular Heart Beat: Annoying or Emergency? with Dr. Elmouchi
February 14, 2012:
How to Stay Heart Healthy with Dr. Sherman
October 6, 2011:
The Best Ways to Protect Your Heart with Dr. Langholz
May 12, 2011:
Keeping the Beat: Treatment Options for Heart Rhythm Disorders with Dr. Elmouchi
February 17, 2011: Heart Failure: Treatment Options to Feel Your Best with Dr. Dickinson
November 2, 2010:
Heart Attack Symptoms and Treatment: Time is Muscle! with Dr. Wohns
July 29, 2010: Emotions and Heart Health: Is There a Link? with Dr. Fritz
May 18, 2010:
Circulatory and Vascular Disease - Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention with Dr. Mansour
February 25, 2010:
A Heart to Heart with Dr. McNamara

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Men's Health

June 13, 2011: Urologic and Prostate Cancer with Dr. Lane

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Neurosciences

May 3, 2013: Act FAST. Beat Stroke. with Dr. Thoits
January 18, 2012: Dementia and Alzheimer's Disase with Dr. Thoits
November 19, 2012:
Living With Epilepsy with Dr. Abbas
July 13, 2012:
Back and Neck Pain: Truth vs. Myth with Dr. Gates
November 16, 2011: Get Seizure Smart! with Dr. Smith
March 21, 2011: Epilepsy and Epilepsy Medication with Dr. Smith
September 28, 2010: Oh, My Aching Back with Dr. Squires

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Orthopaedics

May 30, 2013: Hand, Wrist and Elbow Pain with Dr. Jebson
May 1, 2013:
Arthritis and Joint Pain with Dr. Kamps
April 24, 2013: Keeping Your Knees Strong, Safe and Stable with Dr. Zietz
May 19, 2011: What You Should Know About Osteopenia with Dr. Knibbe
March 16, 2011: Shoulder Pain with Dr. Theut
March 3, 2011: My Aching Thumb and Other Common Hand Problems with Dr. Condit
November 12, 2010: Experiencing Foot Problems, Suffering from Fallen Arches with Dr. Harris
October 21, 2010: Osteoporosis: Don't Miss the Signs of A Breaking Spine with Dr. Knibbe
September 22, 2010: Common Foot and Ankle Problems with Dr. Anderson
May 27, 2010: Bone Up on Bone Health with Dr. Knibbe

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Palliative and Hospice Care

June 24, 2011: Palliative Care with Dr. Maison

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Pregnancy and Newborn Care

February 9, 2011: Health & Wellness of New Moms with Dr. Fabian
Janurary 26, 2011: Questions About Breastfeeding? Get Answers. with Mary Oleniczak
August 18, 2010: High-Risk Pregnancy: Consultation and Care for Mom and Baby with Dr. Zuidema
June 29, 2010: PPD: Recognizing signs, symptoms and support with Nancy Roberts, RN, CCE

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Sleep

June 25, 2013: Improve Your Sleep with Leisha Cuddihy, PhD
January 23, 2012: The Positive Power of Sleep with Dr. Coles
May 23, 2011: Not Sleeping Because of Hormone Changes? with Dr. Bitner
March 8, 2011: Getting Better Sleep with Dr. Coles

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Sports Medicine

September 15, 2011: Sports Medicine for Athletes of All Ages with Dr. Lebolt
July 14, 2011: Concussion Management with Dr. Lawrence

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Urology

August 10, 2011: Female Urinary Incontinence with Dr. Hoekstra
March 19, 2010: Defecatory Dysfunction - symptoms, therapy and treatments with Dr. Heisler
February 26, 2010
: Bladder Control for Women - What you need to know with Dr. Heisler

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Wellness

January 22, 2013: Live Longer and Healthier. Quit Smoking with Elizabeth Stern

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Women's Health

October 25, 2012: Advances in Breast Imaging and Personlized Cancer Treatment with Dr. Getz and Dr. Vander Woude
November 18, 2011: Abnormal Uterine Bleeding with Dr. Tanner
November 11, 2011: Endometrial (Uterine) Cancer with Dr. Seamon
October 26, 2011:
Understanding Breast Health with Dr. Melnik
May 23, 2011: Not Sleeping Because of Hormone Changes? with Dr. Bitner
April 26, 2011: Moods and Hormones — It's Real and You're Normal with Dr. Bitner
August 10, 2011: Female Urinary Incontinence with Dr. Hoekstra
February 26, 2010: Bladder Control for Women - What you need to know with Dr. Heisler

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Keep in mind, information in any Spectrum Health online chat and elsewhere on this site is not to be used in any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. Call 9-1-1 for all medical emergencies. Consult a licensed medical professional for diagnosis and treatment of all medical conditions.

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