The DHMOSH Public Health Conversation Series is a compilation of informal conversations on health and welness 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 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 “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.
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.