Past Lectures:

Hereditary Cancer Risk And Genetics
An informative lecture about genetic predisposition to cancer was given by Erin Hofstatter, MD, Medical Oncologist, Director of the Breast Cancer Prevention program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale New Haven. Dr. Hofstatter introduced the audience to the basics of genetics and what happens when mutations of a gene occur. She noted that the most common hereditary cancers are breast cancer, ovarian cancer and colon cancer and explained that hereditary cancer accounts for only 5 - 10 percent of all cancers. Environmental and lifestyle factors contribute to many cancers that seem to run in families, she explained. She detailed the warning signs of hereditary cancer and how to determine if you are at risk.  Learn more about this fascinating subject from Dr. Hofstatter's presentation here.

Keeping Your Brain Young 
At this lively, standing room-only event, Dr. Stephen G. Jones, who is board-certified in both Internal and Geriatric Medicine, offered an overview of how the brain and memory work and the normal changes we can expect as we age. Slowing down and forgetting small things, he said, is a natural part of aging, but there are 10 steps we can take to help keep our brains and memory vibrant and healthy throughout life. You can see highlights of Dr. Jones' presentation and his top 10 steps to brain health here.
A recognized expert on aging, Dr. Jones also serves as director of Outpatient Medicine and the Center for Healthy Aging at Greenwich Hospital. He is an associate professor of Clinical Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine. Over the years he has been consistently named to New York Magazine and New York Metro "Top Doctors" lists. Dr. Jones has been a featured medical guest on PBS television, CNN and Fox News. He has also made numerous local and national radio appearances and has been quoted in The New York Times, Forbes and Bloomberg Business Week among other publications.

More Than Rabbit Food: Vegetarian, Vegan and Juicing Diets
Erica Christ, RD, CDE  - 
On Wednesday, November 13, Erica Christ, RD, CDE,   manager of Nutrition Services at Greenwich Hospital gave an informative talk about the importance of fruits and vegetables to your health.  Twenty years ago, vegetarian diets were considered something of a fad, she said, but research throughout the years indicates the many health benefits derived from incorporating a wide variety of plant-based foods into your daily dietRead Erica's power point presentation here.  You can email your questions or make an appointment for a consultation by email at erica.christ@greenwichhospital.org

Lecture Series

 

Sleep Well, Age Well 
Tips to Get The Sleep You Need

Speaker: Saul Rothenberg, PhD
Sleep Center at Greenwich Hospital

Monday, October 27, 2014
Noon - 1:30 pm
Noble Conference Center 
Free to the public

Register at 203-863-4277 or 888-305-9253 
or here by Friday, October 24, 2014
Optional box lunch available for $10. 
Please order by October 22, 2014

 Tossing and turning? Sleeplessness and insomnia can be triggered by a variety of causes, including hormonal flucuations, making women particularly vulnerable.
At this informative lecture, sponsored by Greenwich Hospital's Women's Health Initiative, learn about normal sleep, the consequences of insomnia and why it's so common as we age. Dr. Rothenberg will offer tips on getting a good night's rest through self-guided strategies or with the help of medical sleep specialists.
Saul Rothenberg, PhD, is a psychologist and diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. He was one of the first sleep specialists in the country certified in behavioral sleep medicine and has been an integral part of Greenwich Hosptial's Sleep Center since 1996.



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2014 | Venezia Gala
Greenwich Country Club
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2015 Great Chefs |
Gourmet Extravaganza at Westchester Country Club 

 

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2015 Under the Stars | 
Dinner and Dancing at Riverside Yacht Club

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