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Noon Health Bites

Spring 2017

Sponsored by the Employee Assistance Program

The series is comprised of useful and timely health/wellness related topics beneficial to the community.

View presentations of previous series

12 – 1 p.m.

At the University of Rochester Medical Center

Room location has been known to change with short notice, so we advise checking the website or calling our office to confirm the location when you register to attend. As a courtesy, we request that you register the week before the talk is scheduled so that we may ensure a reasonable audience for our speakers. If pre-registration is not sufficient, the talk will be canceled and notification will be found on the website. You are welcome to bring your lunch.

To Register:

Please call 475-0432 or email us at

UR Employees:
Please register through Well-U.

With permission of the presenter, some programs will be streamed online during the live presentation. These presentations will be streamed using a new Web conferencing platform called Zoom. See our instructions about how to use this new technology.

Upcoming Events

February 14, 2017 - Why Use Sound Technology to Help Patients?

Brian Dailey, MD, FACEP, FACFE (University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry-URMC)

Sound technology, specifically Hemi-Sync®, involves the playing of selected sound frequencies, which resonate with the brain and can facilitate healing, improve sleep, help manage pain and ease symptoms of conventional cancer therapies. Anxiety disorder with trouble relaxing or sleeping? Take patients  to a theta/delta brain wave state in minutes and induce a calm euphoria, useful for PTSD. Know someone with cancer? We will review some sound exercises to help with chemotherapy, radiation therapy and to help boost the immune system. Join Dr. Dailey as he explains sound technology basics and shares individual case studies as well as research findings.

March 14, 2017 - Gut Health: Core of our emotional and physical well-being

Dr Zendi Moldenhauer, PhD, NPP, PNP, RN-BC

Gut health is at the very center of mental and physical wellness, yet digestive issues have become epidemic in America and millions of people are suffering. Our gut health impacts our energy, weight, mood, behavior, and results in digestive maladies, but also impacts our immune, endocrine, and nervous systems. Dr Zendi Moldenhauer will offer a guided tour through the digestive system, discuss links between the gut and the brain, the effect of stress on the gut, and the relationship between the gut microbiome and health. Dr. Zendi Moldenhauer will discuss 5 common digestive imbalances and offer practical suggestions to restore normal gut function and optimize health.

April 11, 2017 - Financial Strategies for a Family with Special Needs

James Traylor, President of Upstate Special Needs Planning

This presentation is intended for families caring for a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability, mental illness/substance abuse, or a traumatic brain injury. opics will Include- Understanding the costs of caring for a person with special needs, maximizing available financial benefits for you and your loved one, understanding creative ways to save money for a person with a disability and planning for what will happen to your loved one after you are gone.

May 9, 2017 - Return to Work Program Folktales

Deb Martin, RN, MS, CWCP-CM

Return to Work Programs are designed to help an employee reach full recovery following illness or injury while he or she continues in worthwhile and meaningful work. Join us and learn how to debunk return-to-work program myths which will reduce the impact of lost time and ultimately have a positive effect.  Learn how to engage in a successful Return-to-Work following a leave. The session will educate the audience on Return-to- Work resources, discuss Return-to Work myths and the realities behind them, provide clear and consistent return-to-work expectations for all stakeholders.  

June 13, 2017 - Keeping Youth Safer in a 24/7 Online World

Pam Weaver, Director of Community Education, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children,NY

Utilizing the NetSmartz Workshop, we will discuss the ever changing world of technology and learn how we can educate, engage and empower children to be responsible digital citizens. Online risks such as posting personal or inappropriate information, online predators, cyberbullying and sexting will be addressed. We will discuss the use of Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Smartphones and learn how we can help children and teens to safely navigate their online life.