Healthy Conversations

 

If staying well is a state of mind, Healthy Conversations challenges your mind to stay healthy! Join us for three enlightening, engaging evenings of presentations by leading local experts on health and wellness.

Cost of each session is $5
Registration required by the preceding Tuesday

web-macrobioticsMaking Sense of Macrobiotics
The Gershman Y
Wednesday, February 18
7 pm
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Many of us have heard the term “macrobiotics,” but what does it encompass, and how can one go about transitioning to a macrobiotic diet? More than just what foods to eat, macrobiotics is also about how to eat them. World-renowned macrobiotic expert and author Denny Waxman, who in 1969 founded Essene — Philadelphia’s first natural foods store — will discuss macrobiotics and seven steps to feel fabulous, look vibrant, and think clearly!


web-geneticdiseasesJewish Genetic Diseases:
Discussion & Screening
The Gershman Y
Wednesday, March 18
6 pm
Note earlier start time
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to register for the discussion or call 215-545-4400
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to register specifically for the genetic screening

Between 25 and 50 percent of Ashkenazi Jews screened are carriers for one or more Jewish genetic disease. Everyone of Jewish ancestry or who is in a relationship with someone of Jewish ancestry should get screened before planning to start a family.

We start with a presentation by Dr. Adele Schneider, Medical Director of Einstein Healthcare Network’s Victor Center for the Prevention of Jewish Genetic Diseases, followed by an optional screening for Jewish genetic diseases. The screening requires just a simple blood test, and the cost with any health insurance is $99; the maximum without insurance is $350.


web-pancreaticcancerPancreatic Cancer: Silent and Deadly
The Gershman Y
Wednesday, May 20
7 pm
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Largely because early detection is rare, pancreatic cancer is the deadliest of all the major cancers. The survival rate has not improved in over 40 years, and while the incidence rates are declining for many cancers, pancreatic cancer continues to increase. But there is hope, thanks to cutting edge research that seeks to improve detection, treatment, prevention, and to ultimately cure this deadly disease.

Linda Katz and Ferne Liez, cofounders of Pancreatic Cancer Research Enterprise America (PANCREA), will be joined by Dr. Jonathan Brody, Associate Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Research at Jefferson University Hospitals, whose laboratory focuses on finding novel therapeutic and detection strategies for pancreatic cancer.