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Friday, October 12, 2012

The haTs are Back!

Don't miss the fourth annual Affordably Chic fashion show and live auction. This year's fundraiser for the Estes Valley Victim Advocates will be held on October 20th, 2012 at 6:30. Come and join us at the National Park Village Playhouse on 900 Moraine Avenue for an evening of fun and support for this valuable community work. Cash bar and appetizers are provided. Tickets are now on sale at Macdonald Book Shop- advanced tickets $25 and at the door $27. Any questions contact EVVA office 577-9781

Brown Bag Lecture Features Vertigo: Symptoms And Treatment

By: Kerrie Hill, EPMC Join us for our next brown bag lecture to be held on Friday, October 19, 2012, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. in Timberline Conference Room at Estes Park Medical Center. This month's presentation will be "Vertigo: Symptoms and Treatment" presented by Dr. Sarmad Sabour - Ear, Nose, and Throat Specialist from Front Range Ear, Nose, and Throat. Dr. Sabour sees patient sin the Specialty Clinic on the third Friday of each month. Dr. Sabour received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas, and completed his residency through the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery from the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Vertigo affects 30% of people over the age of 65. Almost eight million American adults report a chronic problem with balance, while an additional 2.4 million Americans report a chronic problem with dizziness alone. Dizziness and vertigo rank among the most frequent complaints in primary care. Vertigo is the feeling that you or your environment is moving or spinning. It differs from dizziness in that vertigo describes an illusion of movement. When you feel as if you yourself are moving, it is called subjective vertigo, and the perception that your surroundings are moving is called objective vertigo. Vertigo can be caused by problems in the brain or the inner ear. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is the most common form of vertigo and is characterized by the sensation of motion initiated by sudden head movements or moving the head in a certain direction. This type of vertigo is rarely serious and can be treated. Another type of vertigo can be caused A time capsule will be started as a part of the festive 50 th anniversary celebration for the Estes Park Museum, on Saturday, Oct. 27, 5-7 p.m. We encourage and invite all who have volunteered, attended events, helped with exhibits or participated in museum activities to come and bring your museum related photos, shared memories or small relevant items for the time capsule. This is just the beginning as we will start to gather objects on that evening and continue until the capsule is sealed at the end of this year. The time capsule which will be opened in 50 years will relate what was important to Estes Park residents and tell the story of the museum, its friends and Dr. Sarmad Sabour by inflammation within the inner ear (vestibular neuritis). The most common cause is a viral or bacterial inner ear infection. Other causes can be Meniere's Disease, Acoustic Neuroma (tumor of the nerve tissue) or be caused by decreased blood flow to the base of the brain. Head trauma, migraines, or complications from diabetes may also cause vertigo symptoms. If vertigo exists, symptoms may include a sensation of disorientation or motion but may also include the following symptoms: * Nausea or vomiting * Sweating * Abnormal eye movements * Hearing loss or ringing sensation in the ears * Visual disturbances, weakness, difficulty speaking, difficulty walking Any signs and symptom of vertigo warrant an evaluation by your physician. Dr. Sabour will provide an overview of Vertigo; causes, symptoms and treatments. Join us on October 19 th for this informative lecture. Bring your lunch and learn while you eat. For more information, call 577-4390.

Estes Park Museum Time Capsule Needs Your Memories

presence in the community. A fun evening is planned for the 50 th Open House celebration with "Treasures from the Vault," a collection of items that have rarely been seen, an ongoing slide show of unique photos from the past fifty years, a "futures poll," what one would like to see for of the future for the museum and a wall filled with personal memories. Remarks by Jim Pickering, Historian Laureate on the importance of the museum to the community as well as a proclamation by the Mayor will round out the evening with refreshment and birthday cake. Come be a part of history and join us that evening for a great celebration.

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