The DHMOSH Public Health Conversation Series is a compilation of informal conversations on health and wellness topics between Dr. Esther Tan and invited health experts followed by Q&A with online participants. The series is broadcast live online every month.
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The Importance of Nutrition for the First 1,000 Days of Life with Roger Thurow (April 5, 2023) WATCH (view PowerPoint and online presentations)
How important is good nutrition for mothers and children in the first 1,000 days - from pregnancy through the second birthday of the child? How does the impact of childhood malnutrition and stunting ripple across time and place and how does it affect all of us?
COVID-19 Global Updates in Year 4 of the Pandemic with Dr. Daniel Lucey (February 28, 2023) WATCH (view presentation slides)
As the world enters its 4th year of the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health expert provides authoritative information on the latest global situation with regards to COVID-19 epidemiology, virus variants, vaccines, antiviral drugs and monoclonal antibodies, "Long Covid", and strengthening trust in communications.
The Brains that Refuse to Age with Dr. Alexandra Touroutoglou (January 26, 2023) WATCH (view presentation slides)
What happens to the brain as it ages and how does that show up in everyday life? How can we preserve our memory and cognitive abilities and avoid typical age-related decline in brain function? Are there any interventions that can prevent our brains from “aging” and reduce our risk for Alzheimer’s disease? Come join us to hear about the latest research on whether the brain of “super-agers” can resist age-related brain shrinkage and the mechanism behind it!
All You Need To Know About Intermittent Fasting and Weight Loss with Dr. Jason Fung (September 27, 2022) WATCH (view presentation slides)
What is intermittent fasting and how does it work to make you lose weight? Discover the "science of going without" and find out how it can help you lose and manage the extra pounds.
How to Prevent and Manage High blood Pressure with Dr. Michael Weber (October 12, 2021) WATCH (view presentation slides)
Did you inherit your hypertension from your parents? Does working a high-stress job really cause high blood pressure? Why is salt the enemy? Learn everything you've always wanted to know about hypertension from one of the world's leading medical authorities on the subject.
How to Lose Weight and Keep if Off with Dr. Angela Fitch (September 16, 2021) WATCH
Do you think you're fat? Have you tried dieting and exercising but still can't seem to lose weight? Learn everything you've always wanted to know about your body's metabolism and how it responds to diet and exercise so you can lose weight and keep it off.
Health Effects of Alcohol with Dr. George Koob (July 14, 2021) WATCH
Have you always wondered exactly how much drink is considered "moderate"? What happens to your body when you drink alcohol? Can you enjoy alcohol and still stay healthy? Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about alcohol, and what it does to your health.
Sleep Better, Live Healthier with Dr. Ari Schechter (June 17, 2021) WATCH
Have you always wondered how sleep actually impacts physical health? Is insufficient sleep really bad for you? Is there really such a thing as too much sleep? Learn everything you’ve always wanted to know about the connection between sleep and physical health.
Is Too Much Sitting Bad for Your Health with Dr. Keith Diaz (May 17, 2021) WATCH
Is “sitting is the new smoking”? Studies show that prolonged sitting increases your risks for certain types of diseases and early death and maintaining a balanced physical activity level is vital to health and well-being. Find out how you can offset an average of 15.5 hours of sitting opportunities throughout the day.
Nutrition and Healthy Eating with Dr. Deborah Haiat (April 13, 2021) WATCH
In this pilot episode, find out answers to questions like: “which type of oil should I use for cooking?” and “why is it harder to lose weight as I get older?” Learn why a fruit smoothie isn’t as healthy as advertised on social media, TV, and/or by promoters, and gain a better understanding of what is considered a healthy diet according to ethnicity and religious orientation.