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TGH Health Education Schedule

Tampa General Hospital's Community Health Education department offers a variety of programs to help you identify health risks, manage conditions and achieve better health. Classes and lectures are provided by TGH physicians and certified health educators. Many programs are free and a referral is not required. Contact one of our health educators with any questions:

Tampa General Hospital Health Educators
Tampa General Hospital Health Educator Juliana Castillo Tampa General Hospital Health Educator Tamika Powe
Juliana Castillo
jcastillo@tgh.org
Tamika Powe
tpowe@tgh.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To sign up, click on a class below for online registration or call (813) 660-6101. 

April 25 | Heart & Mind Health As We Age | Kings Point Veterans Theatre 
Join us for one of the listed sessions for an informative lunch and learn presentation on both heart and mind health.
HEART HEALTH
Heart health becomes increasingly important as we age. During this presentation cardiologists will discuss the functions of the heart, and common diseases and concerns that arise with age. Signs, symptoms and treatments for peripheral artery disease, heart arrhythmias, heart failure and heart valve disease will be discussed.
MIND HEALTH
During this presentation mental health experts will discuss the difference between normal and abnormal memory changes with aging, and signs and symptoms of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Additional topics include:
• Similarities and differences between dementia and depression
• Current treatment and diagnosis advancements for Alzheimer’s disease
• Current areas of clinical research
• Lifestyle behaviors to reduce the risk of dementia
The importance of preventive care and referrals to specialists from primary care physicians will also
be discussed.
 
 
May 13 | Advancements in Outpatient Joint Replacment  | Sun City Center Community Hall 
Joints are structured to allow the body to move freely in a wide range of motion, however, they can begin to deteriorate over time. With advancements in hip and knee replacements, these surgeries can be performed completely as outpatient procedures. Join us as Philip “Flip” Clifford, MD explains how these procedures offer a more rapid recovery with less pain, fewer complications and the ability to return to normal activities quickly. Complimentary refreshments included.
 
April 24        | Bleeding Control Basics: Stop the Bleed | TGH Brandon Healthplex
May 29         | Bleeding Control Basics: Stop the Bleed | TGH Brandon Healthplex
June 26        | Bleeding Control Basics: Stop the Bleed | TGH Brandon Healthplex
Launched by the White House in October 2015, Stop the Bleed is a national campaign that highlights the importance of Stop the Bleed training. This awareness campaign encourages bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Join us for our free Bleeding Control Basics class, taught by Tampa General Hospital instructors, and learn skills that can help you save a life during a bleeding emergency.
 
 
Prevent T2 Diabetes Lifestyle Change Program 
Prevent T2 is a year-long program with weekly meetings for the first 6 months, followed by meetings once or twice a month for the second 6 months.  Please check back for upcoming dates. 
If you have prediabetes, you can cut your risk of developing type 2 diabetes in half by losing 5-7 percent of your body weight. That is about 10 to 14 pounds for a person weighing 200 pounds. In Tampa General Hospital's Prevent T2 lifestyle change program, participants work in a group with a trained lifestyle coach to learn the skills needed to lose weight, become more physically active, and manage stress. Prevent T2 is a part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program, led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is proven to prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.  This fee covers program materials and light refreshments. Registration is required as seating is limited.
 
 
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Take charge of your mental health. Tampa General Hospital has partnered with myStrengthto offer custom tools to help you overcome the challenges you face.
If you are interested in using the FREE myStrength online self-help resource, please call (813) 660-6107 to receive your Access Code. Then visit www.mystrength.com , click on "Sign Up" and enter your Access Code. Complete the myStrength sign-up process and personal profile to access all resources.