Planetree Health Resource Center
2014 Fall Lecture Series
All lectures are free and open to the public, and are held in the Deschutes Room
on the second floor of Water’s Edge, 551 Lone Pine Blvd., The Dalles
All programs are from 7pm to 8:30pm. Your on-time arrival is appreciated. Phone
541-296-8444 or register by clicking one of the "Register Online" buttons below. We look forward to seeing you.
Childcare availble at Water's Edge Kid's Club for $2.00/child. Registration required.
High Cholesterol and the New Cholesterol Guidelines
Tuesday, September 23rd
In November 2013 the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released new cholesterol guidelines. What does that mean for you? Dr. David Guarraia, Cardiologist at MCMC/OHSU Cardiology Clinic will discuss the treatment and prevention of high cholesterol and how the new guidelines will impact treatment decisions for the millions of Americans living with high cholesterol and the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Living in the Age of Superbugs and Resistance
Tuesday, September 30th
Each time you take antibiotics, you increase the chances that bacteria in your body will be able to resist them. Later, you could get or spread an infection that those antibiotics cannot cure. Get smart about antibiotic use. Join this important discussion as Robert Pollard, BS Pharm, MHA, Director of Pharmacy at Mid-Columbia Medical Center talks about living in the age of superbugs and antibiotic resistance.
Eat Your Way to Good Health
Tuesday, October 7th
Given the number of diet books out there on best-seller lists we know that there are many forms of "healthy eating". This can lead to a lot of confusion for those of us trying to improve our health through diet and nutrition. Should you give up meat? Go Mediterranean? Say bye-bye to carbs? Yes, no, maybe? Jennifer Zimmerman, RD and dietitian at Water's Edge Mind-Body Medicine will use the best evidence to demystify "healthy eating" and take the confusion out of the many choices to help you learn what's best for you.
The Road to Resilience
Tuesday, October 14th
How do you deal with difficult events and uncertainty in your life? The death of a loved one, loss of a job, serious illness, caregiver fatigue: these are some examples of challenging life experiences. Yet, people do adapt to difficult situations and hardship. It's called resilience - adapting well even when faced with adversity. Carolyn Scott Kortge, author of Healing Walks for Hard Times and cancer survivor, leads this program about ways to build resilience in your life.