2017 Schoolcraft Co. Health Fair

Health Talks: RSVP for a seat or Drop in during the Health Fair

8:30am – Allen Duyck, Rehabilitation Services Manager – “Ergonomics”  The sustained postures modern work and play require of us lead many people to pain and suffering.  Come to the Ergonomics talk to learn how to avoid what many call the curse of the modern world .

9:00am – Kristi Kusnier, M.D., Family Practice Provider RHC – “Diabetes 101 – A back to basics discussion of Type 2 Diabetes with an emphasis on pathology, diagnosis and treatment.” Type 2 diabetes affects over 30 million Americans, and is one of the most prevalent health concerns in our community.   The goal of this talk is to empower patients with type 2 diabetes and prediabetes to take control of their health through a better understanding of the disease process and its management.

  • We’ll discuss how the body normally process sugars and what goes wrong in diabetes.
  • We’ll review how diabetes is diagnosed and monitored, and what the lab numbers really mean.
  • We’ll talk about complications that may arise from diabetes, and what steps you can take to help prevent these.
  • You’ll learn how behavior and dietary changes can significantly reduce your risk for diabetes and its complications.
  • Finally, we’ll discuss what you can expect from your health care provider in order to get the very best care for your diabetes or pre-diabetes.

Whether you’ve had diabetes for years, are at risk, or just want to be able to help a family member stay healthy, you will come away from this talk with a better understanding of the “big picture”.   Knowledge is power – the more you know, the more you can take charge of your health and change your outcomes.

9:30am – Kristin Hieshetter, DC, The Mecca: Integrated Health, Superior Health and Wellness “Leptin – The Hormone You Never Heard Of” The human body has a steady need for fuel. Over the last 2.5 million years, the source of that fuel has been highly variable, and the adaptability of human metabolism has allowed our species to survive and thrive. However, in modern times of caloric abundance, certain metabolic processes that afforded survival to our Paleolithic ancestors can now cause major health problems. Leptin, a hormone few have ever heard of, is a hormone that drives responses fundamental to human survival, and is the hormone that must be understood to maximize health. Please join Dr. Kristin Hieshetter, D.C. for an overview of the hormone Leptin. Learn how to master leptin, in all its complexities, and understand how leptin regulates the rest of your endocrine system. This will surely prove to be an empowering session. In a condensed, understandable fashion, Dr. Hieshetter will discuss metabolism and how to master it once and for all. The human body has a steady need for fuel. Over the last 2.5 million years, the source of that fuel has been highly variable, and the adaptability of human metabolism has allowed our species to survive and thrive. However, in modern times of caloric abundance, certain metabolic processes that afforded survival to our Paleolithic ancestors can now cause major health problems. Leptin, a hormone few have ever heard of, is a hormone that drives responses fundamental to human survival, and is the hormone that must be understood to maximize health. Please join Dr. Kristin Hieshetter, D.C. for an overview of the hormone Leptin. Learn how to master leptin, in all its complexities, and understand how leptin regulates the rest of your endocrine system. This will surely prove to be an empowering session. In a condensed, understandable fashion, Dr. Hieshetter will discuss metabolism and how to master it once and for all.

10:00am – Randy Olli, M.D., Family Practice Provider, RHC – “Men’s Health” This health talk will be focused on common male health issues.  It will include a presentation and discussion of topics including: heart disease, diabetes, health maintenance schedules, PSA testing, and other subjects geared toward men’s health.

 

 

10:30am – Mark Cardamone-Rayner, Otolaryngology, Ear Nose & Throat Specialist – “Otitis Media in Children & Adults” 1 in 10 children suffer from otitis media (middle ear infections) annually. Otitis media is one of the most common reasons for children below the age of 4 with a fever to visit a general practitioner. It composes 8% of all childhood disease. Chronic otitis media with effusion interferes with the hearing of approximately 5% of 5 year olds. Adult otitis media presents most commonly in patients after age 60 and is due to dysfunction of the Eustachian tube. Repeated bouts of unilateral otitis media in an adult raises the question of obstruction by tumor or adenoid hypertrophy. I’ll discuss the presentation, diagnosis and treatment of both age groups.

 

11:00am – Savannah Rosebush – “Patient Portal” – Learn how to access important health information online and with the Healow App.  You will learn how to set up your account, use different features and reset passwords etc.

 

 

 

11:30am – Brenda Barber, FNP-BC, GNP-BC, CWS, WOCN – “First Aid At Home” This session will involve interactive demonstrations using a variety of products.  Brenda will discuss the latest research on quick, easy and effective at home care for injuries.  She will discuss First Aid for burns, cuts and animal bites and explain why some practices aren’t recommended anymore.

 

For more information contact Sara Giles, Health Fair Coordinator at 906-341-3293 or sgiles@scmh.org