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Health and Fitness

Analyzing Popular Diets
Debra Wein, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Wed Jan 14, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

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.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Dahn Yoga
Lucie Vogel
Wed Jan 7, 14, 21, 28, 04:30-06:00pm, W31-225

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 05-Jan-2004
Limited to 15 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Experience basic Dahn Yoga, a combination of yoga, meditation and tai chi for a healthy body and mind. Increase flexibility and relieve stress. Participants will finish the course with greater awareness of body and mind
Web: http://web.mit.edu/br/www
Contact: Lucie Vogel, W31-225, (617) 335-5577, dahninstructor@mit.edu
Sponsor: Brain Respiration Club

Dining Out...Healthfully!
Debra Wein, M.S, R.D., L.D.N.
Tue Jan 13, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

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.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Going Meatless: Being a Smart Vegetarian
Tiana Celesia Quigley, R.D.
Tue Jan 6, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Explore how a vegetarian style of eating can help you lose weight, lower blood pressure, and reduce cholesterol, as well as reduce your risk of osteoporosis, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. Learn how to make the transition safely and sample great-tasting, economical foods.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Healing Chakra
Lucie Vogel
Tue Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, 02-03:30pm, W31-225

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 05-Dec-2003
Limited to 15 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: none

Learn about the ancient Chakra system-energy centers along your spine that correspond with different aspects of body, mind, and spirit. Awaken your sensitivity to your chakras and discover practical tools for purifying and developing them. Benefits physical health, emotional well being, concentration and creativity
Web: http://www.brainrespiration.com
Contact: Lucie Vogel, (617) 335-5577, dahninstructor@mit.edu
Sponsor: Brain Respiration Club

Mad Cow Disease: Plague of the 21st Century?
Dr. Michael Greger, MD
Thu Jan 29, 07-10:00pm, 54-100

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Does the beef industry put profit above public health? Is the USDA really protecting us? How can we avoid contracting the human form of the disease? Join us for Dr. Michael Greger's discussion of these questions and others about mad cow disease. Sponsored by MIT Vegetarian Group, UA Finance Board, and EarthSave Boston.
Web: http://www.organicconsumers.org/madcow.htm
Contact: MIT Vegetarian Group, veg@mit.edu
Sponsor: Vegetarian Group

Mindful Communication and Conflict Resolution
Julie Oxenberg, Ph.D.
Wed Jan 28, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

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.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Mindfulness Meditation
Barney Jordan, Ph.D.
Wed Jan 28, 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.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Osteoporosis: Who and What?
William Kettyle, M.D.
Wed Jan 21, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Osteoporosis, a bone-thinning condition that develops with aging, affects as many as 24 million Americans. How can you reduce the likelihood of developng the debilitating fractures of osteoporosis? What new therapies offer hope?
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x3-1316, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Pills, Patches, and Rings: New Contraceptive Technologies
Annie Liau,MD
Thu Jan 22, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Find out about the latest in contraception including NuvaRing and the new contraceptive patch. Dr. Annie Liau, a gynecologist at MIT Medical, will lead this talk.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Progressive Relaxation
Rita Fischer, L.I.C.S.W.
Wed Jan 14, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

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. All participants will receive a progressive relaxation cassette tape so that this technique can be continued and practiced.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Seeing Flashes, Floaters, and Spots? Is it Serious?
Matthew Garston, O.D.
Thu Jan 15, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

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.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Self-Defense-LEAP
Laura Stuart, MPH
Mon, Wed, Jan 7, 12, 14, 21, 26, 28, 01-03:00pm, MAC Court

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Limited to 20 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

LEAP (Lifetime Empowerment & Awareness Program) Self-Defense, Inc. provides both self-defense skills as well as a self-reflective component that focuses on keeping girls/women safe in their communities. The program teaches numerous physical self-defense techniques, safety and awareness skills, and builds confidence. Students will receive training in this course and become mentors ("Teaching Women") in Cambridge programs for girls aged 8-16. This course is directly linked to community service opportunities and will prepare MIT volunteers for spring Girls' LEAP programs.
Contact: Laura Stuart, MPH, E23-205, x3-1307, stua@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Simplify Your Life
Gary Morse, MS
Thu Jan 29, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Many of us often feel overwhelmed with the complexity of meeting life's demands and somewhat unfulfilled at the "pay off" for such effort. This talk will address the notion that our outer world is a mere reflection of our inner world. The talk will also explore ways to simplify and balance both inner and outer worlds and redirect our energies toward a more meaningful way of life.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
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 8, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

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.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Tai Chi for Beginners
Dorri Li
Fri Jan 9, 16, 23, 30, 01:30-02:15pm, E25-117

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

Learn the basic movements of Tai Chi in a relaxed and comfortably paced class. This gentle form of exercise works on joint mobility, flexibility, coordination, and balance. The slow, fluid movements of Tai Chi will rejuvenate your body and engage your mind. Wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Participants are encouraged to attend all four classes. 1/9 and 1/16 will be held in E25-117, 1/23 and 1/30 will be held in E25-111.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Tattoos, Piercings, and Brandings, Oh My!
Laura Stuart, MPH
Thu Jan 8, 12:30-02:00pm, 4-237

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Thinking about getting a tattoo, a piercing, branding, or scarification? Come to this session to learn what you should think about before getting body art done, things to look for when choosing a studio or artist, and safety and health considerations.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

The Clinical Approach to Managing Stress
Eva Selhub, M.D.
Tue Jan 13, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

This lecture will review the relationship between stress, the stress response, and illness. It will include a discussion on coping and the effects adaptive versus maladaptive coping have on health. Recommendations for improved coping will be reviewed.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

The Frequency of Your Nervous System Determines How You Think, Act, and Feel
Dr. Kim Luzzi Radiant Life Chiropractic
Wed Jan 28, 12-01:15pm, 2-105

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Single session event

Our central nervous system is composed of our brain and spinal cord. The tone of our spinal cord dictates how we percieve the world. When our spinal cord is flexible, our body is at ease and we make flexible choices. When our spinal cord is rigid and inflexible our body's chemistry is altered, stress chemicals are released, and our thoughts are inflexible. Dr. Luzzi will discuss how the spinal cord holds five characteristic phases of tension. When this occurs we use more of our lower brain centers which are concerned with survival. As we change the frequency of these patterns of tension in the spinal cord, we move from defense into growth. We are then able to use our higher brain centers and live from a higher level of our humanity.
Web: http://drkimluzzi.com/
Contact: Daniel T. Barkowitz, 11-320, x8-5612, barkowit@mit.edu
Sponsor: Student Financial Services

What Is Depression? How Do You Treat It?
Kristine Girard, M.D., Margaret Ross, M.D.
Thu Jan 15, 12-01:30pm, 4-231

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.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
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.
Wed Jan 7, 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.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical

Yoga and Massage
Lucie Vogel
Thu Jan 8, 15, 22, Mon Jan 26, 04-05:30pm, TBD

Enrollment limited: advance sign up required (see contact below)
Signup by: 05-Jan-2004
Limited to 16 participants.
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)
Prereq: none

Experience basic self-healing through yoga and meditation and experience sharing healing with others through basic massage for stress relief and relaxation. Each session will begin with yoga and meditation and finish with simple, comfortable, guided partner foot and shoulder massage. Participants will finish the course with a fuller sense of how to manage their health holistically and share this with others.
Web: http://web.mit..edu/br/www
Contact: Lucie Vogel, w31-225, (617) 335-5577, luciev@mit.edu
Sponsor: Brain Respiration Club

Yoga for Beginners
Hadassah Segal
Tue Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, 12:15-01:00pm, E25-117

No enrollment limit, no advance sign up
Participants requested to attend all sessions (non-series)

This introductory class utilizes a gentle approach to yoga, incorporating breathing and relaxation exercises, traditional yoga postures, therapeutic stretching, and an emphasis on proper body alignment. This class is sure to soothe your aching back, shoulders, and mind. Mats provided, wear comfortable clothing.
Web: http://web.mit.edu/medical/c-iap.html
Contact: Deirdre Neylon, E23-205, x8-6965, neyl@med.mit.edu
Sponsor: MIT Medical


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