The fifth Medical Lecture Series started last October and still has two more to go. Plan to attend to learn more about medical research for two medical conditions of great interest to many. On Wednesday, March 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Dr. Hojoong (Mike) Kim will talk about new treatments in the pipeline for Parkinson’s patients. If you have Parkinson’s disease or are caring for someone who does, there are new treatments on the horizon that may provide real hope. Dr. Kim will discuss new studies and treatments that involve pharmaceutics, gene therapy and stem cell transplantation.
Dr. Christopher K. Varley will be discussing the team approach with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) on Wednesday, April 6, also from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. ADHD is a common problem of inattentiveness, overactivity, impulsiveness or a combination. It’s a long-term, chronic condition that affects children and adults. Collaborative efforts that bring together parents, teachers and doctors are necessary to optimize opportunities and achieve success. Dr. Varley will define the disorder and share his ideas on managing symptoms and redirecting energy toward constructive and educational paths.
The lectures are free of charge by these world class medical researchers from the University of Washington Medicine. The best part of the lectures is the Q&A session at the end. It will allow you to ask questions of the speaker. For more information, please see the library’s Calendar of Events. In the calendar “Search” box, type “medical lecture series”.
Print and digital books and media on health and medical topics are added to the library collection all the time! This includes Always Looking Up: the Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Parkinson’s survivor Michael J. Fox. And, here’s a link to items in the library catalog on ADHD. There’s also a Health & Medicine category under Databases and Web Sites which provides links to resources like the American Medical Association’s DoctorFinder.