For Lay Persons
Having a healthy workplace is simply good business. Start the initiative with this presentation, which will:Establish the role and cost effectiveness of preventative medicine, Examine the impact of the physical and psychosocial environment, allow participants to develop your own plan of personal health choices for home and work and Create a plan for three things they will implement immediately in their workplace and their life
You know how to ‘eat right’—you just don’t always choose your chews wisely. But even when you choose to eat a healthy food, what’s best for your needs? Blueberries or broccoli? And how do you decide? This humorous, thought provoking and tasty presentation from Gastroenterologist Dr. Patricia Raymond serves up a surprising smorgasbord of fifteen fabulous foods that bestow both fitness and fortitude, and warns you against vicious vittles — foods that should only be eaten with those with a death wish.
You can no longer assume that the ‘doctor knows best’, and that your next harried appointment will yield answers to your health concerns. Join humorist-physician Patricia Raymond M.D. and learn to be a proactive partner in your health care– discover what questions to ask, what records to keep for your own wellbeing, and what screenings to insist upon. Prevent the preventable such as prostate, breast and colon cancer, but even better; insist upon great health rather than mere absence of illness.
Tai Chi Ch’uan is an ancient form of slow, graceful and rhythmic exercise which originated in China. It has medical benefits for various forms of arthritis, stress, high blood pressure, diabetes, and back pain, among other conditions. Dr. Raymond both practices and teaches Tai Chi, and would like to introduce you to this gentle exercise at your conference. No special attire is required for this session (conference attire is fine), although loose clothing that moves with you is best. You will not sweat, so you may return to the conference without needing to return to your room to shower.
Join gastroenterologist Dr. Patricia Raymond on a spectacular journey through the digestive tract! Explore the vast array of enthralling topics from first chew to final splash including gastroparesis, irritable bowel syndrome, reflux, infusion therapy, hemorrhoid banding and capsule endoscopy. Discover your personal risk of colon cancer, and how to avoid it!
Gastroenterologist Dr. Patricia Raymond takes medicine seriously, and herself lightly. As a female gastroenterologist, she is, in fact, a “Chick who checks cheeks”. Dr. Raymond’s mission is to decrease the fright and ‘ick’ that keep about 50% of Americans from getting their screening colonoscopy at age 50—using laughter and knowledge to combat the fear. You can enjoy some of that humor at her website ColonJoke.com. And you can watch her music parody videos on YouTube at www.ButtMeddler.com. Please give a warm welcome to Dr. Pat Raymond’s alter ego, the divine….Ms Butt Meddler!
Nighttime GERD may be more important than daytime GERD in the development of severe GERD-related complications; and up to 80% of refluxers describe nocturnal symptoms. Nighttime reflux is associated with a 11x risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma, as well as sleep disturbance and respiratory symptoms. Perhaps you don’t need to know the details of nocturnal GERD… but ask yourself– “Do I feel lucky?”
Doctor Deepak Chopra writes: “Most people say that they would be happy IF they were healthy. The truth is, that if they WERE happy, they WOULD be healthy.” The distinguished Doctor Seuss agrees, saying: “In my world, everyone’s a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!” Are YOU a pony? Or just someone who wishes they could be both happier and healthier? Today we’ll explore the science of happiness— whether you are born with a happiness set point, and whether you can alter your happiness level without winning the ‘Mega-Millions’ lottery. We’ll discover the physiologic effects of happiness on the body, what diseases are helped with laughter, and the few that are actually worsened by a good guffaw.