Health & Wellness Spring 2014

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Opportunities for Giving: Society for Women’s Health Research

WHAT: The Annual Dinner Gala launches The Society for Women’s Health Research’s (SWHR) public initiatives on molecular diagnostics and its impact on women’s health. “This event gathers the key decision-makers and stakeholders in women’s healthcare,” says Phyllis Greenberger, SWHR president and CEO. “Molecular diagnostics provides the critical insights that enable early detection and appropriate treatment.” […]

Opportunities for Giving: Diabetes Research Institute

WHAT: D.R.E.a.M.S. (Diabetes Research, Elegance, and Modern Sophistication) in the City is an evening of live music and dancing, with live and silent auctions. Proceeds are used by Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) scientists to pursue innovative ideas such as the DRI BioHub, a bioengineered “mini organ” that mimics the pancreas, which brings the promise of natural […]

Opportunities for Giving: Massachusetts General Hospital for Children

WHAT: The Aspire Spring Gala helps children, teens, and young adults with autism spectrum disorders make social connections and develop independence. Last year’s event raised more than $1.3 million to further Aspire’s multidisciplinary approach to teaching life skills and behavioral strategies. WHEN: April 3, 2014 WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel Boston, 200 Boylston St., Boston, Mass. CONTACT: Marion […]

Opportunities for Giving: Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center

WHAT:
 The Greening Our Children benefit provides funding for the Mount Sinai Children’s Environmental Health Center (CEHC), which conducts research to identify the environmental causes of childhood diseases and find solutions that protect children’s health. “Rates of chronic childhood diseases including autism, cancer, and diabetes are rising, a trend attributable to environmental factors rather than […]

Opportunities for Giving: Cleveland Clinic

WHAT: The Cleveland Clinic Children’s Gala is one of Cleveland’s premier events, honoring pediatric patients who have overcome or faced overwhelming adversity with the highest degree of bravery, selflessness, determination, and courage. All proceeds from the event benefit pediatric research and programs for patients at Cleveland Clinic Children’s. WHEN: May 2, 2014, 6 pm WHERE: Cleveland […]

Opportunities for Giving: HealthCorps

WHAT:
 HealthCorps’ The Savory Garden Gala will raise funds to fight the child obesity crisis. Proceeds will expand school programming across the country, including funding for full-time, in-school coordinators to peer-mentor and educate students. Donations also support the materials needed throughout the school year and help to provide interactive lessons in nutrition, fitness, and mental […]

Opportunities for Giving: UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute

WHAT: The Kaleidoscope Ball benefits the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute (CDI) of Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA and honors Maureen and Bryan Stockton. The CDI pioneers advancements in pediatric medicine in brain and behavior; nutrition and metabolism; cancer; and inflammation, infection, and immunity. “We are building a dynamic, interdisciplinary support system for our pediatric […]

The Power of Love Gala

Even by the standards of Las Vegas—a city known for over-the-top affairs—the annual Power of Love gala is distinctive. “If there’s  a gala in this country that’s more upscale, I don’t know about it,” says Larry Ruvo, the co-founder and chairman of Keep Memory Alive, the foundation that sponsors the event to support the Cleveland […]

Q&A with Plastic Surgeon Lisa Ishii, MD

The Johns Hopkins surgeon and director of research, Center for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, smoothes the wrinkles in our worried foreheads as she discusses aging with grace. Health & Wellness: You have done some of the first research into the impact of facial anomalies on perception. Can you share the results? DR. LISA ISHII […]

What the Experts Say

1. Probiotic supplements have been found to help balance the good and bad bacteria not only in the gut but also in the mouth.  Q: I’m worried about gum disease. Do probiotics really work? A: In terms of managing periodontal disease, certain probiotics do seem to help. But this research is still in its infancy, and there are no studies […]