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Healthy Communities

Lung Cancer Screening

Dr. Gan Dunnington of the Adventist Heart Institute at St. Helena Hospital and Jennifer Ortelle, the lung cancer nurse navigator of the Martin O’Neil Cancer Center discuss their new, early detection lung cancer screening program and the new, minimally-invasive technologies used to eradicate early stage lung cancer. Lung Cancer kills more people than Colon, Breast and Prostate cancer combined.  Be sure to get screened!

Prostrate Screening

Stanford trained radiation oncologist, Dr. Stephen Banks of the Martin O’Neil Cancer Center at St. Helena Hospital discusses prostate cancer screening, why it is important to get screened and various prostate cancer treatments, including brachytherapy, a minimally invasive radiation treatment for prostate cancer.

Getting Healthy for Pregnancy

Dr. Candace Westgate speaks all about the best ways to prepare your body for pregnancy and stay healthy for your baby.  She addresses best choices to ensure yours and your baby’s health, and also how to give your baby a good start in development.

Diagnostic and Treatment Technology


Dr. Banks, M.D., a board certified Radiation Oncologist, speaks on the new Lung Cancer Screening and treatment available at the Martin O’Neil Cancer Center at St. Helena Hospital, including the Calypso machine, utilizing “GPS for the Body® technology” Dynamic Targeting,® Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) for both lung and prostate cancers.

Prenatal Genetics

John Kirk, M.D., a board certified OB/GYN, speaks on prenatal genetic testing.  There have been recent advancements in prenatal testing that can make it less invasive and more accurate than previous options.

Recovery Center

Lynn Bertram, M.D., Medical Director of the St. Helena Recovery Center and board certified in Neurology and Psychiatry, speaks on drug & alcohol recovery, and the recovery center available to our community at St. Helena Hospital.

Women and Heart Disease

Monica S. Divakaruni, M.D., board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiovascular Disease, speaks on the number one killer of women over the age of 25, heart disease.  She gives tips for recognizing a heart attack in women and how to prevent it.