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Health and Fitness

Adult CPR, First Aid and AED Training
Sing Your Li, Stephen Hou
Sat Jan 25, 09am-03:30pm, Mezzanine Lounge

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 23-Jan-2003
Limited to 12 participants.
Single session event
Prereq: none
Fee: 30.00 for for booklets, skill cards, and certification fees

We will cover basic adult CPR, first aid, and AED (automated external defibrillator) skills with an emphasis on hands-on learning. Participants receive booklets and skill cards and those who pass the class are Red Cross-certified.
Contact: Sing Your Li, x5-8406, cpr-classes@mit.edu
Sponsor: ARCTAN (American Red Cross Team and Network)

Adult, Child and Infant CPR, First Aid, and AED Training
Sing Your Li, Stephen Hou
Sat Jan 18, Sat Feb 1, 09am-05:00pm, TBD

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Limited to 12 participants.
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session
Prereq: none
Fee: 40.00 for for booklets, skill cards, and certification fees

We will cover basic adult, child and infant CPR, as well as first aid, and AED (automated external defibrillator) skills with an emphasis on hands-on learning. Participants receive booklets and skill cards and those who pass the class are Red Cross-certified.
Contact: Sing Your Li, x5-8406, cpr-classes@mit.edu
Sponsor: ARCTAN (American Red Cross Team and Network)

Analyzing Popular Diets
Debra Wein, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Tue Jan 14, 12-01:30pm, W35-199

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

This session will review the principles, promises, and scientific underpinnings of the most popular diets on the market. Diets to be discussed include the high protein diet, the Zone, the blood type diet, and much more. Resources and successful strategies for weight management will be included. This session is co-sponsored by the department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Anxiety
Marcia Yousik, R.N.,C.S.
Wed Jan 22, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

What are the differences between stress and anxiety? Find out what you need to know to understand your own responses and how to help yourself.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Dental Care: The Future Is Now!
Jay Afrow, D.M.D., M.H.A.
Mon Jan 13, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

A discussion of new technologies in dental care. Learn how oral disease interacts with systemic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and pre-term labor. We'll also discuss the new Surgeon General's Report and how dentistry fits into the US healthcare system.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Dining Out...Healthfully!
Debra Wein, M.S, R.D., L.D.N.
Tue Jan 21, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

This session will explore the difficulties of eating healthfully in the cafeteria and in restaurants. We'll discuss calorie estimations, sensible substitutions, and healthy dining strategies for different types of eating establishments, including various ethnic restaurants.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Emotions and Your Health
Matthew Leeds, Ph.D.
Thu Jan 16, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Just what are emotions? What effects can they have on physical health? What can we do about them? We'll talk about some of the answers suggested by theory and research.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Energy Boosters for Everyone
Linda Antinoro, R.D.
Mon Jan 6, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-159

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Are you tired of being tired? A registered dietician from Brigham and Women's Hospital reveals the secrets of energized eating:foods that help keep you alert, foods that make you sleepy, energy bars and drinks, herbal and vitamin supplements, and much more.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Finding Balance in a Crazy Technological World
Travis Wright
Wed Jan 15, 02-04:00pm, 50-306

No limit but advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 14-Jan-2003
Single session event

Do you feel stressed, overloaded, and overworked? Do you wish that you could have more time for happiness and joy? Come to this fun interactive workshop to explore strategies for balancing what you have to do with what you would like to be doing!
Contact: Travis Wright, 50-306, x3-5440, twright@mit.edu
Sponsor: Division of Student Life

Introduction to Falun Dafa (Falun Gong)
Mindy Chao, Xiang-Dong He
Mon Jan 13 thru Fri Jan 17, 07-09:30pm, Room 2-147
Sun, Sat, Jan 18-19, 07-09:30pm, Room 1-135
Mon-Wed, Jan 20-22, 07-09:30pm, Room 2-147

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Falun Dafa is an ancient spiritual cultivation practice which was made public in China in 1992, by Mr. Li Hongzhi. The teachings of Falun Dafa, the slow, gentle, and simple-to-learn qigong exercises, and the principles of Truthfulness, Benevolence, and Forbearance that Falun Dafa practitioners embrace, have benefitted more than 100 million people worldwide. Due to its popularity in China,with over 70 million plus practitioners, Central Party leader Jiang Zemin launched a country-wide ban on Falun Gong, starting July of 1999. Millions of books were burned, massive media outlets were directed to slander Falun Gong, and incite public dissent against the group. The persecution is ongoing in China. We will be holding a 9-day seminar, showing the nine lectures of Mr. Li's teachings. Afterwards, we will teach the five sets of exercises. Those who would like to learn more about Falun Dafa, or are interested in the current situation in China, are all welcome.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/falundafa/www/home.html
Contact: Mindy Chao, 225-8923, mchao@mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Falun Dafa Club

Mindful Communication and Conflict Resolution at Work
Julie Oxenberg, Ph.D.
Tue Jan 14, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

A review of key skills contributing to effective, satisfying workplace communication -- mindful speech, mindful listening, and constructive, creative approaches to handling everyday conflicts. Participants will also learn helpful techniques and principles of Mindfulness Meditation.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Mindfulness Meditation
Barney Jordan, Ph.D.
Wed Jan 15, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

A clinical psychologist offers an introduction to mindfulness meditation, used to manage difficult emotional states including anxiety, fear and depression. This session will also address the management of stress, pain, and illness, and will include a discussion on how meditation can mobilize inner resources for coping, healing, and improved health and well-being.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Pharmaceutical Advertising and You
Joe Dumit
Thu Jan 23, 01-05:00pm, E51-149

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

What is the relationship between promotion and health, and how is it changing our views of health, illness, and ourselves? This workshop will explore the world of pharmaceuticals from a marketing point of view. Direct-to-Consumer campaigns for cholesterol-lowering drugs, for anti-depressants, and others are in some cases exceeding the costs of developing the drugs. Participants will view and discuss many different TV and magazine pharmaceutical ads, presentations by anthropologists and historians who are studying them, and special presentations by advertisers and designers about the pharmaceutical market. A presentation of RxID, the working group on pharmaceuticals and identity. Sponsored by the STS Program & the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self.
Web: http://brainarchives.com/rxid/
Contact: Joe Dumit, E51-296d, x3-8781, dumit@mit.edu
Sponsor: Science,Technology & Society

Progressive Relaxation
Rita Fischer, L.I.C.S.W.
Thu Jan 23, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

This presentation will include a brief overview of stress, and will also offer participants the opportunity to practice a progressive relaxation exercise.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Seeing Spots and Floaters?
Matthew Garston, O.D.
Wed Jan 8, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-159

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

An MIT staff optometrist discusses various causes for these visual phenomena and explains how to know when they may have serious consequences.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Simplify Your Life
Gary Morse, Ph.D.
Tue Jan 21, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Many of us are feeling imprisoned by our schedules, obligations, and financial situations. Explore options on how to simplify both your inner and outer worlds and redirect your energies towards a more meaningful way of life.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Sports Nutrition
Anna Jasonides, R.D.
Wed Jan 22, 12-01:30pm, W35-199

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Learn about the diet that can maximize your exercise performance. How much protein do I need when lifting weights? How much carbohydrate do I need? Do I need special vitamins because I'm active? What about sports drinks? Get the facts and add a winning diet to your life! This session is co-sponsored by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Stress 101: How to Fight Back
Margaret Ross, M.D.
Thu Jan 9, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-159

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Stress seems to permeate the very air we breathe at MIT. What is stress, and how do we cope with it? What is your personal style for dealing with it? Who bears the brunt you, or those around you? Wear comfortable clothing for this discussion and relaxation session.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

TMJ Dysfunction and Stress
Edward Seldin, M.D., D.M.D.
Wed Jan 15, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

An MIT oral surgeon will discuss the phenomenon of temporomandibular joint dysfunction and its relationship to stress and other factors.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Tai Chi for Health and Fitness
Dorri Li
Wed Jan 8, Wed Jan 22, 12:30-01:15pm, E25-117

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Repeating event. Participants welcome at any session

This session introduces the basics of Tai Chi, Yang Style 24 Movement Form. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that releases tension from the body, focuses the mind, increases strength and flexibility, and promotes physical and mental harmony.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Take 2 Aspirin or Call Medical?
Lynn Forgues, R.N.
Mon Jan 6, 12-01:30pm, 4-153

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Should you see a doctor for that nasty cold or finish your problem set first? An MIT triage nurse will share her favorite self-care tips for the common cold, headaches, sore throats and other common illnesses.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Travel Health Advice: Don't Leave Home without It
David Shein, M.D.
Tue Jan 7, 12-01:30pm, 4-153

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

From the uncommon (ie. malaria, yellow fever) to the mundane (ie. travelers diarrhea), travelers leaving the U.S. should be evaluated for exposure risk to infectious agents. This speaker will discuss specific infections, risks, prevention and treatment measures. Health resources for travelers will also be provided.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Undergraduate Women's Wellness Workshop Series
Liz Greenwood
No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants welcome at individual sessions (series)

Series co-sponsored by the Panhellenic Association and Health Education at MIT Medical.
Contact: Liz Greenwood, egreenie@mit.edu
Sponsor: Panhellenic Association

Keeping Fit in the Dorm
Leigh Outten
Learn simple ways to exercise without leaving your dorm room. Come prepared to move!
Thu Jan 9, 07-08:00pm, McCormick Hall, Brown Living Room

YOU Are a Target Demographic Cancelled
Christine Ortiz
Thu Jan 16, 07-08:00pm, 12-122

Eating Healthy On Campus
Anna Jasonides
Learn how to eat nutritiously and healthily even on campus! Snacks provided!
Thu Jan 23, 07-08:00pm, 12-122

Sexual Decision-Making Cancelled
Laura Stuart
Learn how to make the right decision for your relationship and yourself. Workshop and discussion.
Thu Jan 30, 07-08:00pm, 12-122

What Is Depression? How Do You Treat It?
Kristine Girard, M.D., Margaret Ross, M.D.
Thu Jan 16, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Depression is a common illness that can happen to anyone, at any age. This session will review the signs and symptoms of depression, the various types of depression, and current treatment trends.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Why Do I Eat When I'm Not Hungry?
Karen R. Koenig, L.I.C.S.W., M.Ed.
Mon Jan 13, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Are you a compulsive or emotional eater? A chronic dieter? Tired of the diet/binge cycle? Gain insights into your relationship with food, and learn the skills you need to eat normally and maintain a natural weight.
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical


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