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NCW Libraries is proud to partner with Confluence Health to offer a virtual Health Living Series this spring featuring an introduction to healthy living, weight loss, sleep, and cancer prevention and screening.

This weekly seven-week series will begin April 20 and run through the end of May. Each program will be on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. A provider from Confluence will lead the presentation followed by a question and answer session.

Register for one or all of these events:

Depression: More than just the blues

April 20, 7 p.m.

Dr. Kasey Grass, Clinical Director for Integrated Behavioral Health

Is depression more than just the blues? What are the warning signs? What can you do to help yourself or a friend or family member? Learn answers to these questions and more. Also, learn about Confluence’s innovative approach to early identification and treatment for depression.


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Cover Your Butt: Colon Cancer Prevention and Screening

April 27, 7 p.m.

Dr. Jennifer Jorgensen, Manager of Gastroenterology

Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., affecting about 1 in 20 people. Learn more about how colon cancer develops and what you can do to prevent it.


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Healthy Approach to Weight Loss

May 4, 7 p.m.

Dr. Andrew Toth, Director, Weight Management Center

Research shows that our bodies have a natural weight or “set point: that it will return to regardless of what we eat or how much we exercise. Learn the cause of weight set point increase and identify ways to push that set point back down in a healthy, sustainable way.


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Better Sleep

May 11, 7 p.m.

Dr. Ankur Patel

An overview of sleep and why it’s important for general wellness and good health, with ideas on how to get that highly-sought-after good night’s sleep. Also learn signs and symptoms that might warrant further discussion with your own doctor. 


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Prevention and Screening for Lung Cancer

May 18, 7 p.m.

Dr. Saba Lodhi, Medical Director, ICU

Learn the risk factors for lung cancer, preventative measures to minimize those risks, and the importance of screening in high-risk populations.


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Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer

May 25, 7 p.m.

Drs. Catherine Straub and Julie Smith

Learn about breast cancer risk, screening, treatment and more, including a discussion about surveillances such as mammography and other imaging. Also learn about surgical management of breast cancer, including chemotherapy, radiation, hormone blockade, and reconstructive options. 



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