[free] Health Matters! Community event @ Stanford Medicine

Health Matters—a free community health event hosted by Stanford Medicine—explores the latest advances in medicine, health, and wellness.

Saturday, May 18, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Pathology, Pasteur Dr, Stanford, CA 94305.

About free event!

We look forward to welcoming you to the medical school campus, where you can hear about the latest research and practical tips for healthy living in a day full of helpful information and resources, interactive demonstrations, and fun.

This year’s event—happening Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. PT— will feature engaging Health Talks with Stanford Medicine faculty and an outdoor Health Pavilion offering a variety of health and wellness resources and hands-on activities. We hope to see you there!

Register now for free!

https://cvent.me/xPMMNg?utm_source=social… and click or tap “Interested” or “Going” on this Facebook Event Page to receive updates and more information about the talks and activities from our Discussion area.

We also invite you to Message Friends about this event. #healthmatters2024

Health Talks

Food’s Protective Power Against Disease

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Tamiko Katsumoto, MD

Inflammation can be a good thing, signaling your body’s attempt to fight off infection or heal an injury. But when inflammatory cells soldier forth when you’re not sick or injured, chronic inflammation can ensue, contributing to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and even autoimmune disease and cancer. The good—no, great—news is that the foods you eat can have a dramatic effect on inflammation in your body, helping not only to prevent it, but to fight it if it’s already started. Join Dr. Katsumoto as she discusses how foods can be anti-inflammatory—and how the ones you choose can also help the planet. Learn more

Brain Power: How Science Is Revolutionizing Cognitive Health

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Frank M. Longo, MD, PhD We’re living in a neuroscience revolution, with more ways to detect and treat disorders of the brain than was imaginable just a few decades ago. Hear from Dr. Longo, a leading expert in the research and treatment of neurological conditions, about the work being done at Stanford to transform the field and offer hope to the millions of people suffering from cognitive impairment due to Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative conditions. From novel blood tests and brain imaging approaches to emerging treatments, Dr. Longo will explain the ways he and his fellow scientists are working to detect problems earlier, create strategies to delay onset of cognitive loss, reverse impairment once it begins, and increase brain resiliency for all people. He’ll also offer information you can use, starting now, to help protect your own brain health far into the future. Learn more

Ways to Protect Your Heart at Any Age

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Joseph C. Wu, MD, PhD What types of exercise should I be doing to keep my heart healthy? Are there any tests that can predict whether I’m at risk for cardiac problems? Should I be taking medications or supplements to protect my heart? Join Dr. Wu, a preeminent researcher and physician in the area of cardiovascular health and current president of the American Heart Association, as he discusses steps you can take—and those you shouldn’t—to help keep your heart healthy. From using food as medicine, to medications, wearable technology, digital apps, and more, he’ll answer your questions about the best ways to help prevent and detect heart problems. Learn more


Health Matters will be held outside at the Stanford School of Medicine campus near the Li Ka Shing Center.

Free event parking will be available at the Stock Farm Garage (PS-5) and the parking lots  on the corners of Stock Farm,  Campus Drive, and Welch Road (L-17/L-18). From these lots, it is approximately a 10-minute walk to the event location. All on-campus, non-hospital  parking is free on the weekends.

Shuttles will provide transportation to and from the Stock Farm Garage to the event area throughout the entire event, running  approximately every 15 minutes.

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