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‘Always Better’ Talks to Address Cancer, Memory

Workshops Feature University of Rochester Medical Experts

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

The University of Rochester’s Always Better series, open to the public, will present sessions on cancer on Nov. 26 and memory on Nov. 27.

“Nutrition, Exercise and Cancer: Can the Foods We Eat Prevent Certain Cancers?” will be presented by Hani Rashid, M.D., clinical assistant professor of Urology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26, at The Highlands at Pittsford, 100 Hahnemann Trail, Pittsford. Rashid, who is also with the James P. Wilmot Cancer Center, will discuss the effects of various foods on the likelihood that cancer will occur or return, and on the role of exercise in preventing cancer. The talk is free of charge.

“Lifestyle Choices to Maximize Memory Fitness,” will be presented by Anton Porsteinsson, M.D., director of the medical center’s Alzheimer’s Disease Care, Research and Education Program, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, also at The Highlands at Pittsford. Porsteinsson will talk about diet and lifestyle and their effects on the risk of developing a memory disease. He’ll also touch upon the effects of diet and lifestyle changes on other diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, that are more common as people age. The talk is free of charge.

Advance registration is required for both classes. Call (585) 275-2344 to register.

The Always Better program, made possible through collaboration between the University of Rochester College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, the Medical Center, and the Memorial Art Gallery, offers a broad range of courses, seminars, medical workshops and events designed to enhance and enrich the lives of people in the Rochester area, helping them to live life Always Better. This unique approach to education, encouraging participants to learn what they love by giving them freedom and flexibility, is at the core of the Always Better program. Classes are non-credit and participants can expect little to no homework, no tests, and no grades, allowing them to explore an area of interest without pressure. Most classes are discussion based, encouraging participants with diverse life experiences and a strong desire to learn to share their views and opinions. For a complete listing of Always Better courses, please contact the University of Rochester Office of Special Programs at (585) 275-2344 or log on to

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