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Upcoming Classes: Dinner with the Docs

Join St. Joseph Hospital for "Dinner with the Docs"! "Dinner with the Docs" are educational classes open to the public. Each of the sessions run from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. A $10 fee includes dinner. You must pre-register by calling (603) 595.3168 or by signing up online at

Dinner will be provided by Great Harvest Bread Co. of Nashua

The Pelvic Floor: Advice for Relief
Tuesday, February 7, 2016  6:00 - 8:00 pm @ St. Joseph Hospital Nashua

Do you struggle with back or hip pain, incontinence, constipation, or other symptoms that can be embarrassing to talk about? Join Rebecca Brown, PT, DPT, as she helps us to set the record straight regarding the many symptoms and solutions associated with
pelvic health. This class will include an informative presentation, demonstrations of relaxation and muscle coordination exercises, and time for Q & A. Fee: $10, includes dinner

Save Someone from Stroke: Act FAST!
Wednesday, February 22, 2016  6:00 - 8:00 pm @ St. Joseph Hospital Nashua

Stroke causes 20% of deaths, is a leading cause of disability, and is the leading preventable cause of disability. Are you confident that you could recognize stroke symptoms in loved ones? Would you know what to do to help them? Join Sue Barnard, APRN, and Khawaja Rahman, MD, of our Stroke Leadership Team in this interactive and educational evening, including personal stroke survival stories and practicing Act FAST scenarios that could help you save lives and decrease chances of disability. Fee: $10, includes dinner

Guide to GI Health: Dinner with the Dietitians
Tuesday, March 7, 2016  6:00 - 8:00 pm @ St. Joseph Hospital Nashua

Your gut has a lot of big responsibilities: digestion, regulating hormones, eliminating toxins, and producing key nutrients.When your gut is out of balance, the rest of your body follows suit. Join Emily Palen, RD, and Tegan Swift, RD, as we discover the ins and outs of keeping your gut healthy! We’ll address topics such as digestion, high-fiber diets and hydration, pre- and probiotics, diverticulosis, diverticulitis, exercise, and stress reduction. Fee: $10, includes dinner

Medication Safety: Ask the Pharmacist
Thursday, March 16, 2016  6:00 - 8:00 pm @ St. Joseph Hospital Nashua

Do you take over-the-counter medications? Do you have medical conditions that require prescribed medications? When combined incorrectly, these medications can actually do more harm than good. This presentation will review safe prescription
and over-the-counter medication use. Additionally, a few words about opioids will be discussed to bring awareness to the current epidemic. Fee: $10, includes dinner

FODMAP 101: Relief from Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Tuesday, April 4, 2016  6:00 - 8:00 pm @ St. Joseph Hospital Nashua

Does Irritable Bowel Syndrome dictate your life? Have you experienced anxiety, inconveniences, embarrassment, and physical discomfort because of IBS? You are not alone! Join Pat Hunter, MA, RD, CDE, and Rebecca Brown, PT, DPT, PRPC, as they guide you on a journey of finally finding relief! Topics covered: defining and understanding the FODMAP diet, FODMAP food sampling, and functional bowel management through exercises, breathwork, and massage. Fee: $10, includes dinner

A Dietitian’s Guide to Mindful Eating and Self-Care
Thursday, April 20, 2016  6:00 - 8:00 pm @ St. Joseph Hospital Nashua

Do you “inhale” your food? Do you eat on the go, at your desk, or on your couch? Rushing or not paying attention to our food is not only a drag, but it’s also detrimental to your health and well-being. Join Rebekah Donelan, RD, and Tegan Swift, RD, as they teach us how mindful eating can help strengthen self-awareness when it comes to the psychological, physical, and environmental cues that affect our food decisions. This class will help you to feel happy and healthy knowing how to choose and enjoy foods that are both satisfying and nourishing! Fee: $10, includes dinner