How Social Media Affects Your Mental Health
Can spending too much time on social media really affect your mental health? More and more people are spending their days connected digitally instead of engaging with friends and family. It may feel impossible to disconnect, but being wired can impact your mental health.
Join Corinne White, LMFT, a therapist with Sutter Health, for an online seminar to learn why managing your social media use is important to your mental health.
Thursday, August 23
12:00 pm PST
Upcoming Free Lecture
Why Your Genes Aren’t Your Destiny
In this free lecture, New York Times best-selling author Sara Gottfried, M.D., will discuss how your genes account for less than 15% of the risk for chronic disease and how the interplay between our DNA, environment and lifestyle can determine our health.
Gina Serraiocco, M.D., will look at groundbreaking research that shows early cognitive decline may be preventable and reversible if addressed early enough and how an integrative approach can improve brain health.
Thursday, September 20
7:00 pm PST
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center
3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Healthy Skin Matters
Pamona Purdy, PA-C, from Sutter Medical Group’s dermatology department, hosts an interactive discussion about healthy skin—providing everyday tips for basic skin care, anti-aging secrets and hair loss prevention.
Take Action Now to Prevent Diabetes
If you've been diagnosed with prediabetes, told your blood sugar is high, or have close relatives who have type 2 diabetes, this Livestream will bring you the tools and knowledge you can use to avoid diabetes. Prerna Uppal is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation who specializes in helping people at risk for diabetes.
Sleep: It's Powerful Medicine
We spend a third of our lives doing it (if we’re lucky), yet most of us know very little about sleep and why it’s so important to our health. Sutter sleep specialist, Anit Patel, M.D., is an expert on the topic, and he’s going to share some of his insights in this livestream. Learn how sleep effects your physical and emotional health, signs and symptoms of common sleep disorders and the repercussions of not getting enough good quality sleep.
Desk-Job Challenge: Staying Fit When You Sit
Is sitting the new smoking? Doctors are telling us that too many hours spent sitting can lead to obesity, high blood pressure, heart disease, even cancer. But even if your job keeps you tied to a desk, there are simple actions you can take to avoid the pitfalls of too much sitting. Sutter occupational and physical therapists discuss and demonstrate proper ergonomics and exercises you can do at your desk.
Heart Disease Prevention: Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor
Heart disease has earned the title of being the #1 cause of death in the United Stated each year. The good news: it's often preventable. Sutter Cardiologist, Powell Jose, M.D., discusses what risk factors are preventable and what questions you should be asking your doctor about your risk factors and how you can manage them.
Inflammation and Your Lifestyle
Inflammation isn't always a bad thing. It's part of your body's natural response to heal and fight infection. But, when the inflammation is long-term, in can increase your risk for diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
With this in mind, can an anti-inflammatory diet lead to a healthier lifestyle? Sutter internal medicine physician, Kay Judge, M.D.discusses the benefits of an anti-inflammatory lifestyle.
Principles of Mindful Eating
Mindful eating can change the way you experience food and encourages an enjoyable meal time. Sutter dietitian, Sabine Haake, discusses the basic principles of mindful eating including meditation, distinguishing between physical and emotional hunger, balanced meals for optimal energy and ways to overcome cravings and mindless eating.
Health Resolutions: Cracking the Code
Most of us have good intentions and make New Year’s resolutions but after a few weeks of trying to keep our new healthy habits we start to slip. Turn things around and get your motivation back so you can meet your goals. Join Kay Judge, M.D. for a wellness livestream to get some advice to help you stay on track and overcome common roadblocks that get in the way of meeting your health and wellness goals.
Keeping an Eye on Your Vision Health
Your eyes play an important role in your health and it's important to take care of them. Join Sutter Health ophthalmologist, Yichieh Shiuey, M.D. for an interactive discussion about eye health. Learn about everyday things you can do for healthy eyes, how your eyes change with age, screenings for common conditions and laser vision correction.