Doctors to lead free health lectures

CERRITOS - Doctors from Pioneer Medical Group will host a series of health seminars in July.Dr. Pinal Doshi will discuss kidneys and diabetes July 14 at 8 a.m. at the Cerritos Senior Center. Kidney damage begins long before you have any symptoms. Certain medical conditions, such as high blood pressure and diabetes, can damage the kidneys and lead to kidney disease. Doshi will teach visitors how to keep their kidneys healthy and prevent damage to these vital organs. Dr. Valentine Dalili will lead a discussion on hernias July 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cypress Senior Center. About 5 million people in the U.S. develop hernias every year. The most common type of hernia is an inguinal hernia but there are many other types that can cause problems. Dalili will discuss the most common types of hernias, along with symptoms, risk factors and current treatment options. An unnamed physician will lead a seminar on cholesterol July 28 at 1 p.m. at the Cerritos Senior Center. Your total cholesterol is made up of two different types, known as "good" cholesterol and "bad" cholesterol. It is important to understand what your cholesterol is comprised of and what your risks are when your "bad" cholesterol is too high and the "good" cholesterol is too low. A physician from Pioneer Medical Group will lead the lecture on how to control cholesterol. For more information on the free classes, call either the Cerritos Senior Center at (562) 916-8550 or the Cypress Senior Center at (714) 229-2005.

********** Published: July 1, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 11