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.

David Guarraia, MD

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.


Robert Pollard, Pharm, MHA

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.

Jennifer Zimmerman

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.


Carolyn Kortge

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.


Healthy Summer Story Time

Story Time was a big hit!
Previous years brought a lot of fun & learning for the kids including: fitness, germ education, yoga and the human skeleton!

Health Tip:

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It takes 43 face muscles to frown, but only 15 to smile. Share a smile today and see how good it feels!