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Healthy Living Series: Save Your Rack: the Prevention and Treatment of Breast Cancer

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Live Events
NCW Libraries is proud to partner with Confluence Health to present a series of 6 virtual programs featuring medical experts from Confluence who will cover an array of relevant and timely health related topics including depression, cancer prevention, healthy approaches to weight loss, sleep, and more. Each presentation will be followed by a question and answer time.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86716778498?pwd=ekZHKzdBV3l5OXlRNFplcjlFVkxhUT09

Join us on Wednesday, May 25 at 7PM for a conversation about breast cancer. Drs. Catherine Straub and Julie Smith will take a look at Breast Cancer risk, screening, treatment, and beyond. This talk will include discussion of surveillance including Mammography and other imaging modalities.  In addition they will discuss surgical management of breast cancer including reconstructive options as well as role of chemotherapy, radiation and hormone blockade.

Dr. Straub trained at the University of Utah and has been practicing in Wenatchee as part of Confluence Health for almost 11 years.  Her areas of interest include surgical oncology including breast and pancreas cancer as well as robotics and hernia repairs.  She has a specific interest in guiding women and their loved ones through the complexities of the initial breast cancer diagnosis and management. 

Dr. Smith is a Medical Oncologist who has practiced in Wenatchee at Confluence Health for 23 years, including long term outreach clinics in Omak and Moses Lake.  Dr. Smith is the Medical Director of the Oncology Service Line at Confluence Health.  Medical Interests of Dr. Smith include management of patients with both blood cancers and solid tumors, screening and prevention of cancers, and long term cancer survivorship.

All NCW Libraries events are free and open to the public. Register here to receive an email with the zoom meeting information. If you don't receive an email with the meeting link, please reach out to info@ncwlibraries.org. All participants must abide by the NCW Libraries Code of Conduct. 
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Healthy Living Series: Overview of Healthy Living

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Virtual Live Events
 NCW Libraries is proud to partner with Confluence Health to present a series of 6 virtual workshops covering an array of relevant and timely health related topics including depression, cancer prevention, healthy approaches to weight loss, sleep, and more.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83725942489?pwd=ZFBGeU5tWU8vQnU4dVV2M1hoZ05Idz09

Join us for this event on Wednesday, June 1 at 7PM to hear from Katie Mathews, PAC. Katie will provide an overview of health living to finish off the series.

All NCW Libraries events are free and open to the public. All participants must abide by the NCW Libraries Code of Conduct. 
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Smoke-Ready Communities

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Winthrop Library
Hear from Liz Walker, PhD, of Clean Air Methow to learn practical information about the health risks of wildfire smoke and resources for building "smoke-ready communities." Liz will introduce The Fifth Season, an interpretive exhibit that will be installed at the library this summer.

The beautiful place we live in depends on fire to maintain healthy, robust ecosystems. However, that relationship has been perturbed by post-colonial human development, forest management practices, and a disrupted climate. Continuing to live healthfully and safely in the Methow will require humans to shift many behaviors, including preparations to cope with prolonged smoke episodes. Making these preparations is more accessible to some than others, but the work of ensuring a thriving community and future belongs to all of us. Learn practical information about the health risks of smoke, who is most vulnerable, ways to reduce exposure, and local programs and resources to build "smoke-ready communities."

Liz Walker, PhD, is a mother of two, toxicologist, risk communicator, and mountain runner who has spent her career managing complex collaborations of public health stakeholders. Her work in the Methow and Okanogan has focused on characterizing the impacts of PM2/5 (smoke) exposure on rural communities, and developing and evaluating resiliency strategies and interventions to inform public health policy and communications.
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