Good Samaritan Hospital offers a free lecture series, “Good Sam University.” The format features a monthly lecture in three categories: “Food For Thought,” showing the impact of nutrition on a person’s health at every stage of life; “Women’s Wellness,” addressing women’s health issues; and “Aging Gracefully,” providing expert advice on topics related to health and wellness in the senior years.
Speakers include physicians and allied health professionals from Good Samaritan’s expert staff. These free community lectures are designed to educate the community, raise awareness and to help explain risk factors, methods of diagnosis and treatments. September lectures sponsored by WALK Radio Group are:
Thursday, October 3 – Aging Gracefully
Rheumatoid Arthritis – Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic long term disease. Symptoms can often come and go and each person with this disease is affected differently. When it flares up, joints become inflamed. Learn how to live with this challenging health issue.
Barry L. Gruber, MD, Rheumatologist
Noon • Babylon Public Library, 24 South Carll Avenue
Thursday, October 10 –Women’s Wellness
Fashion choices can impact on our health. High heels, for example, alter the alignment of the spine, increasing the risk for developing back pain. Learn how to make shoe selections that are kind to your spine!
Peter Cutler, DPM, Podiatrist
7:00 pm • Villa Monaco Restaurant , 778 Montauk Highway, West Islip
*10% o dinner for lecture attendees with reservations between 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Thursday, October 17 – Food For Thought
Gluten Free: A Weak Belly is a Wheat Belly
Experts once thought celiac disease was a rare disorder, but recent studies suggest that it is far more prevalent, affecting one in 133 Americans. If left untreated, celiac disease can lead to a range of health issues.
Melynda Hirsch, MS, RD, CSP, CDN, Nutritionist
6:00 pm • West Islip Fire Department, 309 Union Blvd
For more information or to register, please call (631) 376-4444.