Inova Health Systems is one of the best hospitals in the nation with hundreds of specialties. All Inova HealthSource presenters are experts in their fields. Our speakers include Registered Dieticians, Nurse Specialists, Exercise Physiologists, Physicians, and other Health Experts.
The sampling of Health Seminars listed below are available to both the community and worksites. Please feel free to discuss additional topics with us.
Health Education & Wellness Series
Barriers to Communication
Just because someone can talk, doesn’t mean communication takes place. People often regularly insert communication barriers into their conversation. Communication roadblocks run a gamut of styles, including clearly critical patterns such as criticizing, threatening and moralizing, and well-intentioned patterns such as praising conditionally and advising. These roadblocks, plus others, create negative feelings and interactions. Participants will learn how to identify the barriers they or others use and aids for developing more effective communication.
Any conflict is best resolved with tact, respect, honesty, assertiveness, and openness to flexibility in problem solving. Included are scenarios of typical conflicts at work and how to resolve them.
Don’t Just Hear, Listen up!
Unfortunately, some people haven't learned good listening skills. The everyday result of words going in one ear and out the other" often result in misunderstandings, frustration, sour relationships, lower productivity, costly mistakes, and damaged work arrangements. What listening really is - it's much more than hearing words.Fundamental listening skills include what your body is communicating, what you can say to better listen and understand the speaker. Listen techniques can help you to listen for meaning and subtle communication.
Facilitating Change within an Organization
Think of change as improvement! Learn how to recognize, create and measure change within your organization. Various stages of change will be discussed.
Humor/Lighten Up With Laughter
The role of humor in alleviating the negative symptoms of stress is explored. This seminar brings some healthy levity and laughter into the workplace!
Injury Prevention in the Workplace
Many workplace injuries can be prevented through sound body mechanics and avoiding cumulative trauma. The lecture includes basic anatomy and ways to avoid back injury.
Making Decisions – Good Decisions
Some people find decision making easy. They are confident in their approach, understand the consequences, make adjustments where needed, and move boldly forward. For most people though, decision making, at least in some arenas, is decidedly more complicated. People miss opportunities and make mistakes when they fail to make decisions, make them late or make rash decisions. Good decisions are key for good results, both at the office and at home. Decide now to get better at this very important - and rewarding - activity and skill.
The Healthy Cubicle
We explore fatigue and stress prevention through use of sound body mechanics. Learn the interaction of environmental and personal factors in the workplace and their relation to health and safety.
Work on Teamwork
Evaluate the team spirit in your workplace. Explore ways to increase teamwork, commitment and engagement.
Dealing with Depression in a Friend or Loved One
Many Americans will experience depression at one time or another. This seminar addresses how to recognize the signs of depression and how to support yourself or a loved one.
Learning Relaxation Techniques
Explore the mind-body connection as you learn and practice techniques for total relaxation.
Managing Stress & Your Waistline
It’s not just what you eat, but how you eat! Learn the connection between stress and weight and how stress affects you at different levels. This lecture will also teach you tactics for reducing stress, managing your weight, and improving your sleep.
We have several stress management modules available from one hour seminars to a six-class series. Choose among relaxation techniques, how to recognize and alleviate chronic stress symptoms, the impact of stress on health, stress and emotional health, and more.
Why do some people manage to get more done in the same number of hours? This seminar helps to identify problem areas and prioritize to get the most out of your time at work while exceeding expectations.
Allergies and Asthma
Common effects of allergies and asthma are discussed, as well as current information on allergy prevention. Hints on keeping a home allergen-free are provided.
Balancing Your Life
Finding a balance between home and work is important for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Methods for setting goals and planning for emergencies are included.
Before you have your Annual Physical
This seminar is geared toward individuals looking for a primary care physician. Participants will learn how to search for physicians and questions to consider when making their selection.
Common Cold vs. The Flu
What’s the difference between the common cold, flu and allergies? Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of each. Topics include prevention, transmission and medications.
We discuss common methods of transmission for the most common diseases in various settings with an emphasis on preventing the spread of disease. Consider how much less misery and how much more productivity your employees and their families would have if they experienced fewer conditions, such as colds, sinus infections, cases of flu, bronchitis, poison ivy, and viral meningitis.
Decrease Sick Days: Preventing Illness
Protect yourself and your co-workers. Discuss types of communicable diseases, modes of transmission and steps to prevent illness.
Preventing sun damage is key to preventing the most common of all cancers… skin cancer. Learn how to recognize potentially dangerous moles and what to look for in a good sunscreen. Additional topics include eczema and other skin abnormalities.
Fight The Flu
Receive up-to-date information regarding this year’s flu status. From germ prevention to the effectiveness of the flu shot, get tips on how to stay healthy during flu season.
Freedom from Nicotine ($110 per person charge)
A six-week “brown-bag style” program prepares employees to quit and overcome the urge to resume smoking using a group-counseling format, teaching relaxation and stress management techniques and addressing weight management concerns (this program requires a minimum of 8 participants).
Effective assertiveness is an important element in business. Learn methods to increase productive interaction and promote self-esteem in the workplace.
What is the difference between UVA and UVB sun rays? Information on sun damage, skin cancer prevention and sunscreen application will be reviewed. The Dermaview Facial Screening is a great addition to this seminar.
Tobacco and Smoking Cessation
This program explains the nicotine dependence cycle, discusses smoking cessation aids, provides quitting techniques, and includes a question-and-answer session.
What a Headache! Understanding Migraines
Migraine headaches can be debilitating. What causes them? What is the best way to treat or prevent a migraine? This seminar addresses the physiology of migraines and provides answers to these questions based on the most current research and treatment guidelines.
Why Am I So Tired? Getting a Good Night’s Sleep
Learn tips from the experts about how to get quality sleep at night and function your best throughout the day. Topics include sleep cycle, sleep hygiene, and common sleep disorders.
Cardiovascular disease is the number one killer in the U.S. This seminar discusses factors which contribute to cardiovascular disease, as well as the signs and symptoms of various cardiac conditions. Lecture emphasizes healthy lifestyle steps to improve cardiac health.
This workshop will explore the different types of diabetes, associated risk factors, symptoms, complications and treatment options. Learn important lifestyle changes that may prevent, control, or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes.
High Blood Pressure: What do Those Numbers Mean?
High blood pressure, or hypertension, is a silent disease that leads to serious damage within the body. This presentation talks about factors contributing to high blood pressure, recognizing it, and how to live with hypertension.
Heart Healthy Living
Get the low down on high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Fats: The Good, the bad and the ugly. Get the scoop on what can help you ticker. Read a food label and learn about what your numbers mean.
Breast Cancer Awareness
The latest on detection and treatments for breast cancer, as well as how to support someone who is diagnosed with this disease.
Menopause: What’s a Woman to Do?
Untangle some of the myths surrounding menopause. Make sense of the results of new research which has revolutionized the way menopause is treated. Learn about the role of natural products in living with menopause.
Osteoporosis is a silent disease until disaster strikes in the form of a broken bone. Approximately 55% of men and women over the age of 50 are estimated to suffer from low bone mass, increasing their risk of developing osteoporosis. Participants will learn about the causes of osteoporosis, how to recognize it, and the latest in prevention and treatment.
Women & Heart Disease
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women—more than all cancers combined. Topics include blood pressure, cholesterol, stroke and diabetes.
Women’s Health Topics
What does the latest research say about women’s health? Reproductive health, nutrition, menopause, breast cancer, osteoporosis, and aging are among the many topics that may be included.
Colon Cancer Awareness
This topic addresses the latest on prevention, screening guidelines, detection and treatment for colon cancer. As with all cancers, early prevention and early detection is the key.
Men’s Health Topics
What are the leading causes of illness and death in men as they age? Chronic diseases and prevention are discussed, as well as the latest issues and developments in men’s health.
All men are at risk for colon cancer. It accounts for 30% of all male cancer cases. Risk factors, prevention and screening information will be reviewed.
Sign’s symptoms and treatments for this brain disorder affecting 5 million Americans. Separate fact from fiction in this dynamic and educational session with a healthcare expert.
From back pain to carpal tunnel, Learn about resources to help reduce ailments associated with this widespread joint condition. Let our experts teach you alternative therapies and self treatments to help you or a loved one ease the discomfort of this disease.
The fastest growing population in the United States is those over age 60. Americans are living much longer and healthier than in previous generations. Learn steps to take to ensure optimal health in the retirement years.
Stroke or “brain attack” is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of disability. Many of the factors which contribute to cardiac disease also contribute to cerebrovascular disease or stroke. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of a stroke, and the latest on medical treatments.
Current Trends in Exercise
Discusses various methods of cardiovascular and strength training. Topics include: interval training, periodization, weight lifting reps and sets.
Fitting in Fitness
Turn negative into positive. Find motivation in this seminar by learning how to eliminate the everyday excuses of not exercising.
Geared towards everyone who ever started to exercise, but didn’t continue. Discussion includes suggestions on how to vary workouts, goal setting, and psychological barriers.
Prevention and Treatment of Sports Injuries for the Weekend Warrior
Many of us only find time to exercise on the weekends and when we do we often go overboard. This seminar will teach you how to protect your body from the demands of activity so you don’t pay the price on Monday!
Starting an Exercise Program
Based on the most recent American College of Sports Medicine Guidelines, this seminar discusses the keys to success, risks and how to avoid them, and answers questions such as “how long, how hard, and how often?”
Starting a Group Walking Program
Teach your employees how to develop a walking program that is fun, challenging, and beneficial to health and morale.
The Best Smart Phone Apps for Health & Fitness
Technology is everywhere in our lives these days. This seminar highlights the latest software applications and web-based programs for your health and wellness needs.
Weight Management Basics
Healthy eating will be reviewed, including the latest Food Guide Pyramid recommendations and portion size food models. Exercise goals and plans will be presented. Safe weight loss and long-term maintenance of weight loss will be emphasized.
Corporate Fitness Classes - NEW!
Give your employees the convenience of an on-site fitness class! Multi-week sessions or one-time classes are available. Choose from the following formats: Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Tai Chi, and Strength Training. For more information or to schedule your corporate fitness class, please contact Erin Amendolia at Erin.Amendolia@inova.org.
America’s Addiction – Caffeine & Sugar
How many of your employees drink caffeine throughout the day? Discover the health effects of caffeine and sugar, tips to reduce your intake, common caffeine myths and information on sugar substitutes.
Beyond Atkins – Current Diet Trends
How do we know if a diet is effective or even safe? Learn everything you need to know about the most popular diet trends—the good, the bad and the ugly!
Discover the difference between emotional and physical hunger. Participants learn what triggers their emotional eating and how to control cravings.
Healthy Eating on the Run
Geared toward individuals whose lifestyles afford them little time to prepare meals, those who dine out frequently or those that dine on fast foods and individuals that travel frequently. Recipes are distributed for participants to take home.
How’s My Diet
Enables individuals to look at their food and drink intake and review their dietary habits. Guidelines for healthy eating and how to implement them into daily eating is also covered.
Do you know what goes into determining your metabolism?
Reading a Food Label
From “Low Calorie” to “All Natural”, learn the ins and outs of reading a food label. Topics include percent daily value, suggested serving size, and ingredients.
Super Charged Foods
Which foods have a potential beneficial effect on overall health? How much of these foods should we eat and can we get too much of a good thing? Are we spending more than we need to in our quest to get the most nutrients? This session focuses on these “functional foods” and evaluates which claims have been proven and which are simply industry marketing.
The Cholesterol Connection
Heart healthy eating will be reviewed and how the foods we eat affect cholesterol values. The latest “cholesterol-lowering” products will be reviewed.
The Importance of Water
Discuss why water is such a vital part of our health and well-being. Topics include water safety, dehydration and benefits to common ailments.
The Joy of Soy
Discover the benefits of including soy in the diet! Learn the health properties of soy, how to prepare soy dishes, and how to substitute soy into your favorite recipes.
Vitamins and Minerals
Current recommendations for vitamins and minerals will be presented, how they function within the body, and how to obtain them through a healthy diet. Also discussed will be how to choose an effective supplement.