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2 | Health Matters: Providence St. Joseph Hospital WE'VE GOT YOUR BACK: SOLUTIONS FOR BACK PAIN (Virtual) Thursday, October 26 12 to 1 p.m. Do you have long-term aches and pains in your back? You are not alone. Back pain is one of the most common medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people at some point during their lives. The good news is that in many cases, and with expert care, these problems are treatable. Orthopedic spine surgeon Ehsan Saadat, MD, will discuss options to alleviate back pain. He will also explore differences between the minimally invasive nerve decompression procedure and a spinal fusion. MEDICARE DRUG COSTS: LEARN HOW TO SAVE MONEY (Virtual) Wednesday, November 1 12:00 p.m. Join our expert panel as we discuss ways to save money on your Medicare prescription drug costs. FEEL BETTER, LIVE BETTER: TREATMENT TO ALLEVIATE KNEE AND HIP PAIN (Virtual) Thursday, November 2 12 to 1 p.m. Orthopedic surgeon Nikita Bezrukov, MD, will discuss the latest treatment options to alleviate knee and hip pain and get you back to doing the things you want to do. You don't want to miss this event! You'll get an opportunity to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation. DON'T MISS OUR FREE LUNG CANCER SCREENING EVENT! (In Person) Saturday, November 11 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sponsored by The Center for Cancer Prevention and Detection Screening for lung cancer increases the opportunity for early detection before symptoms are present and when the chance of a cure is the highest. You may be eligible for lung screening if you: • Are 50 to 80 years old • Currently smoke or have quit in the past 15 years • Have a 20-pack-per-year smoking history If you think you qualify for lung screening, call 714-734-6261 or register online at providence. org/sjoevents and our navigators will contact you to schedule a screening appointment. LET PAIN TAKE A BACK SEAT: FINDING SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR ACHING BACK (Virtual) Thursday, November 30 12 to 1 p.m. Neurosurgeon Erick Westbroek, MD, will discuss the myriad options available to treat and alleviate back and spine pain. You'll learn about noninvasive treatment options and the latest surgical technologies available at Providence St. Joseph Hospital. NAVIGATING MEDICARE Many classes available through December. Visit sjoevents for dates and times. Whether you're a novice or an expert, we host trusted Medicare education workshops and events. Register at or by calling 844-925-0945. Online/virtual events are conducted via Zoom. After registration, a confirmation email with the Zoom link will be sent to the registered email. Don't Miss Out! Health Screenings and Wellness Classes HEART & VASCULAR CARE ISSUE

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