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"Got Health?" Talks

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The Center for Community Health & Prevention offers a series of FREE health talks called “Got Health?” to help community members get and stay healthy. Got Health is co-sponsored by the Center and the Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County. The talks cover basic health information and are delivered in easy-to-understand language, with plenty of time for questions and answers. They take place on the third Thursday of each month (except July and August) at the Central Library, with occasional extra presentations. Throughout the series, presenters from our Center, the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and community organizations help to inform the community about health issues and highlight the link between research and community health improvement.

Please join us to learn more about many interesting health topics. If you can't attend, the talks are streamed live by the Central Library, so you can tune in on Facebook for the live broadcast or view the video later.

Upcoming Talks

On Thursday, November 15, Dr. Laurence Guttmacher, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Medical Humanities and Director of Residency Education, Department of Psychiatry, University of Rochester, will present Bipolar Disorder 101: Understanding this Serious Mental Health Disorder from 12:10-12:50 pm in the Kate Gleason Auditorium of the Central Library, 115 South Avenue, Rochester, NY. He will help you learn more about bipolar disorder, what it is, how it is diagnosed, is there a link between bipolar disorder and creativity, and treatment approaches. Parking is available in the Court Street garage, which is connected to the library. The talk will also be streamed live by the Central Library on Facebook.

Fall 2018 Got Health? Series

Date Presenter Topic
9/13/18 Dr. Janaki Nathan, URMC "High Cholesterol: Why it's a Health Risk, How to Prevent it, and Ways to Get it Under Control"
10/18/18 Donna P. Dixon, Center for Community Health & Prevention "Wellness Alert: Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives"
11/15/18 Dr. Laurence Guttmacher, URMC "Bipolar Disorder 101: Understanding this Serious Mental Health Disorder"
12/13/18 Dr. Allen Anandarajah, URMC "Autoimmunity & Arthritis - Truths & Myths"

Spring 2019 Got Health? Series

Date Speaker Topic
1/17/19 Sarah Merritt, Promote Health Prevent Cancer Coordinator, Center for Community Health & Prevention Cancer Prevention: Reduce Your Exposure to Carcinogens
2/28/19 Dr. Howard Beckman, MD, Consultant to Common Ground Health How to Talk to Your Doctor
3/21/19 April Ho, Registered Dietitian & Certified Physical Trainer, Center for Community Health & Prevention Winning at Weight Loss
4/18/19 Patrick Seche, Director, Strong Recovery/Addiction Psychiatry Division, URMC  Drugs, Alcohol & Other Substances: Why Do We Use Them & Why We Can't Stop
5/16/19 Mary Chizuk, Chair, National Center of Deaf Health Research's Healthy Living with Hearing Loss Community Committee Healthy Living with Hearing Loss
6/20/19 Dr. Scott Matthews, Prevention Resident, URMC High Blood Pressure & Stroke Prevention

If you have any questions regarding the Got Health? talks, contact Marcia Middleton at (585) 224-3068.