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!
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.
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.
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.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
John Kirk, M.D., a board certified OB/GYN, speaks on hormone replacement. He answers questions on when it is safe and when it is not.
Ioana Bina, M.D., a board certified Gastroenterologist speaks on colon cancer and cancer prevention. She discusses the importance of colonoscopy screenings and what to expect during the procedure.
Atrial Fibrilation Risk Factors and Treatments
Gan H. Dunnington, M.D., FACC, a board certified cardiothoracic surgeon speaks on heart arrhythmia and the minimally invasive Hybrid Maze procedure for Atrial Fibrillation. He covers A-fib risk factors and treatments.
John Kirk, M.D., a board certified OB/GYN, speaks on thyroid disease. The thyroid gland is hugely important to your general well-being because it influences almost all metabolic processes in your body. Diagnosing and treating this disease is essential to your health.