The Pharmacist in the 21st Century: Becoming A Health Dispenser
Today, more individuals than ever are eschewing the prescription pad for other health options. Yet not everyone has the right answers and many need both a counselor and guide. There are several sources of sound medical advice (sorry, internet) yet only one offers service without an appointment: the pharmacist. This talk will explore how this valued group of professionals can reshape their horizons.
The Microbiome and Health: Taking Care of Our Life-Term Residents
It’s become common knowledge that the bacteria living in and on us outnumber our normal cells nine-to-one. While this fact is incredible, the impact of these bacteria on our overall health is astounding. In the last decade, we have learned how this microbial collective known as the microbiome influences almost every aspect of our daily life. Even more fascinating is how we can work with microbes to improve our health and prevent disease. This presentation will take a closer look at the microbiome and how we can incorporate ‘good’ bacteria in health decisions to improve patient quality of care and prevent ailments from malnutrition to C. difficile infection.
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Workshop or Keynote Format | The Germ Files
The microbes living on and inside us outnumber the cells in our bodies three to one. Many provide services on which our well-being, our moods, our very lives depend. They help to digest our food and operate the immune system. They trade information about potential mates when we kiss. They alert the brain to problems in different locations around the body. The balance of their populations in our gut is a crucial factor in our physical and mental health. The effect of germs on our lives is not, however, a one-way street. We can help their efforts by the way we lead our lives. Jason will share amazing facts about germs. Some items are purely fun, some are there to boggle the mind, some might just save your life. All are designed to improve our relations with germs for the benefit of human health and happiness.