Recorded Virtual Community Outreach Programs

Summer Safety

Featuring:
Dr. Kai Sturmann

The summer months here on the North Fork are all about fun in the sun but it’s important to stay safe while you’re enjoying all that the summer months have to offer. Dr. Sturmann, specializing in Emergency Medicine, for this informative seminar on staying safe this summer.

Addiction Medicine

Featuring:
Dr. Lloyd Simon

Dr. Lloyd Simon, MD Director of Addiction Services Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital Dr. Lloyd Simon, will speak about Addiction Medicine, including the evaluation and treatment of individuals with Substance Use Disorders.


Tick Borne Diseases- What you Need to Know

Featuring:
Jerry Simons PA

Chances are that you, or someone you know has been diagnosed with Lyme or another tick-borne disease. Jerry Simons, PA-C a member of the Medical Advisory Panel of Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital's Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center, will speak about the types of diseases that are carried by the different species of ticks found on Eastern Long Island, symptoms, diagnostic tests, and treatment options.


The Aging Brain and Dementia

Featuring:
Dr. Christopher Christodolou

Dr. Christopher Christodolou will provide an overview of dementia, with a focus on Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of this general disorder. He will describe normal changes in thinking abilities that occur with age and distinguish them from the early symptoms associated with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. He will lifestyle changes that may reduce changes of developing a dementia, as well as current treatments for Alzheimer's.


Healthy Heart: Healthy You

Featuring:
Dr. Bench

Travis J. Bench MD is a cardiologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stony Brook Heart Institute. Board Certified in General Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, and Nuclear Cardiology. Dr. Bench will speak on Heart Disease and different steps to help your heart.


Stress 101: Understanding, Prevention, and Reduction

Featuring:
Alison Byers

Stress can affect your body, your thoughts, feelings, and your behaviors. Dr. Alison Byers will present an informative interactive discussion on understanding stress and how to best respond.


Nutrition Vibrant Living

Featuring:
Paula Montagna

Paula Montagna Director of Clinical Nutrition will speak about how food sustains us, nourishes us, and can help heal us. This nutrition seminar will include tips on how to eat better to increase your energy, improve your mood, and feel fabulous. It will also include a healthy and delicious recipe demo using foods that help reduce inflammation and heal the body and mind.


Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness, Prevention, and Treatment Featuring: Dr. Christopher Christodoulou

Dr. Christodoulou will provide an overview of dementia, with a focus on Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of this general disorder. He will describe normal changes in thinking abilities that occur with age and distinguish them from the early symptoms associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. He will discuss lifestyle changes that may reduce our chances of developing a dementia, as well as current treatments for Alzheimers. Join us via Zoom for this virtual program all about Alzheimer’s disease awareness, prevention, and treatment.

Featuring:
Dr. Christopher Christodoulou


Sinusitis and Snoring Featuring: Scott D. Gold, MD

Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology to learn more about addressing two separate issues and how to treat them, and more.

Featuring:
Scott D. Gold, MD


Mindfulness, Meditation, and Moderation Featuring: Jose Vargas LCSW-R Master CASAC

Life can often come with certain levels of stress and a need for Meditation. Join SBELIH’s own Jose Vargas for his insightful webinar on Mindfulness, Meditation, and Moderation.

Featuring:
Jose Vargas, LCSW-R, Master CASAC


Keeping Your Immune System Strong This Flu and Virus Season

Stock up on immune system strengtheners this winter to stay safe and keep your immune system strong during flu and virus season. Join Dr. Andrea Libutti, specializing in Emergency Medicine, for an informative webinar on staying safe this winter.

Featuring:
Dr. Libutti


Bone Health - The Reality and Why You Should Take Steps Now 

Join Dr. Roe and Dr. Stanton as they discuss Bone Health and recovery during this informative outreach program. Dr. Roe will focus his portion of the discussion on hip fracture prevention, treatment, and recovery as well as shoulder pain, while Dr. Stanton will be discussing lower back pain, treatment and what you can do to prevent it.

Featuring:
John Roe, MD & Ashton L. Stanton, MD 


Medication Safety

Join us for this virtual event if you’re taking multiple medications, it’s recommended to have a medication review once per year with your doctor or a licensed pharmacist. Join Raymond Krupski, RPh, MBA, to ask any questions regarding medications and learn about medication safety.


Featuring:
Raymond Krupski, RPh, MBA
 

 


Tick-Borne Disease

Join us for this virtual event to learn all you need to know about tick-borne disease. Presented by Jerry Simons, PA-C of the Regional Tick-Borne Disease Resource Center at Stony Brook Southampton Hospital.


Featuring:
Jerry Simons, MPAS, DFAAPA, PA-C
Simons is an award-winning international medical education lecturer, has developed educational programs used by physicians and health providers, and is a published author on Lyme and tick-borne disease. In 2010 he won the national award from the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance.
 


Stroke and When to Go to the ER

Join us for this virtual event and learn what the signs of a Stroke are and when you should and shouldn’t go to the Emergency Room. Presented by Dr. K. Stürmann. 


Featuring:
Kai Stürmann, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, 
Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine; 
ELILCC Member at Large, Leadership Coordinating Council; 
SBUH Medical Board Member at Large
 


Glaucoma and Cataracts: What You Need to Know

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma’s one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness. It’s actually a group of diseases where pressure builds up and damages the eye’s optic nerve. Don't be blindsided by glaucoma; join Dr. Sheren for this virtual program all about cataracts, glaucoma, and other aspects of eye health that you should know.

Featuring:
Scott B. Sheren, MD
Board Certified, Ophthalmology
Chair, Department of Ophthalmology,
East End Eye, A Division of ProHEALTH


Heart Health What You Need to Know 

February is American Heart Month. The number one cause of deaths for most groups, heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use. Do you know how to keep your heart.

Featuring: 
Michael F. Sorrentino, MD
Board Certified, Internal Medicine & Cardiovascular Disease 
East End Cardiology NYU Langone Health, Greenport
 

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Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know

November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. Join Dr. Chris Christodoulou for this virtual program all about Alzheimer’s disease awareness, prevention, and treatment.

Featuring:
Christopher Christodoulou, PhD
Clinical and Research Neuropsychologist
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease


Hearing Problems: What You Need to Know

Learn more about the various types of hearing problems we all experience as we age, such as hearing loss, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and more. 

Featuring:
Scott D. Gold, MD
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology


Alzheimer's Disease: What You Need to Know COVID-19 Edition

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. Neuropsychologist Dr. Christodoulou discusses Alzheimer's disease, prevention, and treatment, within the context of the current pandemic. 

Featuring:
Christopher Christodoulou, PhD
Clinical and Research Neuropsychologist
Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University
Stony Brook Center of Excellence for Alzheimer's Disease


Pandemic Stress Reactions for Families of First Responders and Essential Workers

As we all journey through this challenging time, we will find that collectively we share many emotions. It’s important to remember to continue to stay in touch with family and friends through text, phone calls and video chats, or whatever works best for you. Even a little bit of contact with people you care about can go a long way to reduce anxiety for you and for them. Join Dr. Alison Byers and Janet Jackowski for this informative virtual program about the unique type of stress that families of first responders and essential workers are under due to COVID-19.

Featuring:
Alison Byers, PsyD; Vice Chairman, ELIH Foundation Board of Directors
Janet Jackowski, LCSW, CASAC Director, Inpatient Behavioral Health, SBELIH