The Buzz on Dietary Supplements

UM Clinical Pharmacist Tami Remington will speak and answer questions on Oct. 19 about the pros and cons of taking dietary supplements to maintain and improve health. We often get very different opinions on this from medical doctors and practitioners of alternative medicine. Tami will help us navigate through these divergent perspectives to help you make better decisions for yourself and your family. This program is cosponsored by UM Geriatrics Center.

Tami Remington, PharmD | Wed., October 19, 7-8:30 pm | Downtown Library

Living with Low Vision Support Group

Join the Living with Low Vision group each month at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center. Each meeting features a guest speaker or an activity for individuals with low vision. The group meets on the second Wednesday of each month from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. The October 12th meeting will feature Dan Furton from the Michigan Commission for the Blind. If you have questions, contact Gale Oren at (734) 763-9468 or

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Notable Dates for the Week of October 9 to October 15

October 9 Leif Erickson Day

October 10 Spread awareness on World Mental Health Day

October 11 Face one of your fears on National Face Your Fears Day. Whether it's petting an animal that scares you or going to a place that gives you the heebie jeebies, give it a try.

October 12 National Gumbo Day

October 13 English Language Day

October 14 The 86th birthday of Winnie the Pooh!

October 15 Ignore syrupy, commercialized Sweetest Day and keep it real with National Grouch Day

Celebrate each and every day!

Do you feel the burn?

It seems like every other person in Ann Arbor is off to yoga, pilates or a spinning class. For the exercise-reluctant, signing up for a class forces you to go -- which is a big motivator for action. But classes cost money, and sometimes scheduled time. Don’t panic when I mention the next few words: home exercise video.

We’re not talking Jane Fonda here. Yes, you’ll feel the burn, MAJOR, but it’s not Jane, it’s Jillian and her DVD, 30 Day Shred. Jillian Michaels, trainer extraordinaire from the hit TV show The Biggest Loser, has many DVDs to get you working out hardcore to get quick results.

The first time I heard someone say they were going home to shred, I had no idea what they were talking about. Then I learned of Jillian’s 30 Day Shred. The DVD features a 30-day plan that has three, 20-minute workouts that progress in intensity, and include cardio, strength and ab work. The exercises are tough, and you’ll barely have time for a water break, but if you stick with it (or any workout routine for that matter) you’ll see and feel the results. Other DVDs by Jillian Michaels also available at AADL include 6 Week Six-Pack and Ripped in 30.

Vegetarian Awareness Month Event: A Raw Food Diet: What Can It Do For You?

Tuesday October 4, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Looking for a healthier lifestyle? Join us during Vegetarian Awareness Month, as raw-foods enthusiast Ellen Livingston discusses the essentials of eating an uncooked plant-based diet, explores heated controversies in the modern raw food movement, and explains what a healthy, balanced raw diet looks like and how it is deceptively simple to prepare.

Ellen Livingston, MA, RYT, shares her passion for health creation through Living Yoga. A natural raw food diet and yoga are the primary tools of her unique teachings and healthy lifestyle coaching. She is a certified yoga teacher and has inspired and assisted hundreds of people to make lasting, life-changing health improvements.

Yoga for Women Experiencing Perimenopause or Menopause

Monday, September 26 | 7:00-8:30 PM | Malletts Creek Branch

Feel empowered through Kundalini yoga as you go through the cycles of life. Victoria Duranona will guide you through breathing techniques and yoga sets designed to help maintain hormonal balance through perimenopause and menopause. Dress in comfortable exercise clothes so you can try out these helpful techniques.

University of Michigan Medical Illustration Workshop

Curious about the field of medical illustration? Want to learn about a variety of medical illustration tools and techniques? Don't miss this free medical illustration workshop! Meet a few of the local artists that have contributed work to the Max to Macs exhibit and participate in hands-on demonstrations of pen and ink, carbon dust, watercolor, and digital tools. This event will take place on the 4th floor of the Taubman Health Sciences Library on Thursday, September 15 from 6pm to 8pm.

Bright Nights™ Community Forum: Sleep And Depression: Connections From Adolescence Through Adulthood

Tuesday September 20, 2011: 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm -- Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

Are you having trouble getting a good night of rest? Did you know that having depression can affect sleep so significantly that it feels as though you are suffering from permanent jet lag?

Join us as Dr. J. Todd Arnedt, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at the U-M Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory, presents a brief overview describing how sleep and depression interact. He will also present information on the latest sleep and depression research underway at U-M. This will be followed by a specialist panel discussion.

The Sleep and Chronophysiology Laboratory at the University of Michigan is a research laboratory that investigates sleep and biological rhythm regulation from childhood through adulthood. The laboratory has a strong interest in the biological risk factors for depression, how major depressive disorder affects the sleep of both children and adults, and whether sleep-focused interventions can help to improve depression treatment.

Lecture by Angelina Godoy: “CAFTA, Intellectual Property, and Transnational Mobilization for Access to Medicines in Central America”

Angelina Godoy, Director of the University of Washington’s Center for Human Rights; Adjunct Assistant Professor and Assistant Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice at the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington, along with a commentary by Shobita Parthasarathy, Associate Professor of Public Policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy will be presenting at the University of Michigan on Monday, September 19, 2011 from 4:00pm until 5:30pm. Andelina Godoy will be discussing the application of intellectual property to pharmaceutical products and the controversy surrounding it in many different contexts throughout the world.

The presentation will take place at the:
Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy
Betty Ford Classroom
735 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI, United States


The event will take place on:
Monday, September 19, 2011 4:00-5:30pm

This event is co-sponsored by the Center for Global Health and the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies.
More information about this event can be found at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan's website.

Men's Fellowship Breakfast

The Marriot Conference Center at Eagle Crest is hosting the Men's Fellowship Breakfast sponsored by the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Program and Prostate Net on Saturday, August 27th, 2011. Breakfast is from 8:30-9:00am and the program ends at 11:30am.

Come to this event and learn about prostate cancer, PSA testing, and results from the Men on the Move project. This program is free of charge and open to all men. There will be a number of featured speakers, including:

Maha Hussain, M.D., FACP
Issac Powell, M.D.
Derek Griffith, Ph.D.

The Marriot Conference Center at Eagle Crest is located at:
1275 South Huron St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

To register, call 734.998.7071 or visit the U-M Comprehensive Cancer Center Community Outreach Events page.

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