Heart(y) online chats with Cleveland Clinic experts



Here’s something that we shouldn’t miss. I definitely won’t. Ask questions and get answers about your health at the Cleveland Clinic Online Health Chats. And it’s for free! Here are some upcoming events on heart and stroke that you should definitely join in this month.

Healthy Cardiovascular Nutrition
Wednesday, December 3, 2008, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Melissa Ohlson, RD

Melissa Ohlson is a registered dietitian and the Nutrition Projects Coordinator for the Department of Preventive Cardiology and Rehabilitation at the Cleveland Clinic. Melissa earned her Master of Science degree in nutrition from Case Western Reserve University’s School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Science degree in dietetics, nutrition, fitness and health from Purdue University. Melissa received the American Dietetic Association’s Recognized Young Registered Dietitian of the Year award in 2002. Ms. Ohlson is a member of the American Dietetic Association as well as the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists dietetic practice group. Melissa counsels patients at-risk and with existing coronary disease, writes nutrition articles and “Ask the Dietitian” questions for Cleveland Clinic’s Heart & Vascular Institute and Women’s Cardiovascular Center websites, and lectures on nutrition and cardiovascular disease in communities, corporate settings and at the collegiate level.

What’s New in Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Tuesday, December 16, 2008, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EST)
Stanley Hazen, MD, PhD

Dr. Stanley Hazen is the Head of the Section for Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation, Director for the Center for Cardiovascular Diagnostics and Prevention, and a staff physician in the Departments of Cell Biology and Cardiovascular Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Hazen is board certified as a Diplomat of both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the National Board of Medical Examiners. He has completed additional training in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism. He sees patients within the Preventive Cardiology Clinic, specializing in care of patients with hyperlipidemia, diabetes and hypertension. His research interests include understanding the role of inflammation and oxidant stress in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and other inflammatory diseases. He is an expert in the biochemistry of leukocyte peroxidases, free radicals and reactive oxygen species and mechanisms of oxidative damage.

About Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic is located in Cleveland, Ohio. It is a not-for-profit multispecialty academic hospital that integrates hospital care with research and education. It is one of the US’ top hospitals. It has been ranked no.1 in heart care by the U.S. News & World Report survey – for the 14th year in a row! It was also ranked as 4th best American hospital overall this year. The survey evaluated 5,453 hospitals across the US.

How to participate

  1. Go to the Cleveland Clinic Chats site and create an account.
  2. You can start submitting your questions the day before.
  3. On the day of the scheduled event, log in well in time. You can also ask questions on that same day.
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