6th Annual Downtown Dinner Health Series

Join us and give new meaning to “A Healthy Meal.”

Hosted at Palomino

825 Hennepin Ave., Mpls.

* The 2009 series is now complete.
Please check back for 2010 information.

$25 per session.
Ticket includes dinner and one drink.

Registration/Mixer 5:30 p.m. | Speaker 6:15 p.m. | Network with the Doctor 7:15 p.m.

— 2009 SESSIONS —

Tuesday, November 17

Stroke Prevention and Intervention: Time is Brain

Robert Taylor, MD
Dr. Robert Taylor, Hennepin Stroke Center’s Interventional Neurologist will teach you prevention guidelines to reduce your risk factors for stroke. Learn to recognize stroke signs and symptoms and explore 10 questions and answers about stroke that can save your life. Time is brain.


Tuesday, October 20

Addiction: The Number One Preventable Cause of Death

Gavin B. Bart, MD
The use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs are the largest contributors to early disability and death in both the developed and developing worlds. Dr. Gavin Bart, director of the Division of Addiction Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center will discuss what the latest advances in science and medicine teach us about the prevention and treatment of addiction.


Tuesday, September 15

Menopause: The Times They Are A Changin’

Tara L. Gustilo, MD

Menopause is a natural biological process. Why, then, can it feel like a medical illness to some and not to others? The medical and emotional symptoms can disrupt sleep, zap energy and trigger a rollercoaster of emotions. Great news! Many treatments, from lifestyle changes to hormone therapies and beyond can help. Dr. Tara Gustilo will discuss traditional and alternative methods to managing menopause today and for a lifetime!


Tuesday, May 19

Live to be 100 or Die Trying

David R. Hilden, MD, FACP and Meghan M. Walsh, MD, MPH
Take charge of your health! Drs. Meghan Walsh and David Hilden will help you get the most out of your health care. Get insider tips on how to select a doctor that’s right for you, important screening tests, strategies for living a healthy life, and a doctor’s opinion on how to maximize the short time you have with your physician.

Tuesday, April 21

Cranium: It’s Not Just a Game

Andrew W. Kiragu, MD
Traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in children. Dr. Andrew Kiragu, medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and co-medical director of the Pediatric Brain Injury Program, will provide an overview of mild traumatic brain injury in children, including sports concussions. Learn how they happen, how to manage this type of injury and, most importantly, how to prevent it. It’s not whether you win or lose, protecting the cranium is the name of the game.

Tuesday, March 17

International Travel: Your Personal Health Passport

David N. Williams, MD
Your bags are packed, you think you’re ready to go, but have you considered the potential health risks of your globe trekking? An estimated 1 in 5 of us will experience health problems resulting from our travels. Travel medicine and infectious disease expert Dr. Williams can help you avoid common and serious illnesses abroad to ensure a safe arrival home.


Tune in to Healthy Matters with host Dr. David Hilden and Hennepin County Medical Center at 7:30 Sunday mornings on News Radio 830 WCCO.