Medically Curious? Translating “Medicalese” for Common Illnesses
1 session, 2 hours
Doctor’s problem – diagnosing you. Your problem – understanding the diagnosis. “You’re anemic,” or “It’s strep throat.” – is that bad? “Good news, we got your melanoma early.” “Lucky for you it’s diverticulitis and not appendicitis.” And then there are URI’s, BPH, UTI’s, leukemia, brain bleeds, low thyroid, and more. Medical terminology can be confusing. Don’t be frustrated with your doctor, learn to ask the right questions and take charge of your health.
Instructor: Dr. Larry Romane is board certified in Emergency Medicine and spent 35 years as an ER doctor. After retiring, he served as a physician volunteer at a free clinic for the uninsured. He’s the author of two medical books and loves teaching. His courses give current medical information at a high school reading level. Look for Dr. Romane’s book, R U Medically Curious? Common Topics – Simply Explained, online and on Kindle.
HEA208 Translating “Medicalese” for Common Illnesses
4 digit #: 6021
Wednesday, 10:00 am – noon, October 26
Location: FCC Conference Center/E106
-Medically Curious? What You NEED to Know (All seven sessions)
– Health Tips: Q-Tips/Weight Tips? More Tips!
– Trauma: Crashes, Falls and Bullets in Everyday Life
– Your Physical Exam PLUS Understanding Obamacare
– Your Lungs: Just Take Some Nice Deep Breaths
– Common Infections: Bacteria, Viruses, Yeast-YUCK!
– Translating “Medicalese” for Common Illnesses
– Cancer – Understanding the Disease