Passport to Healthy Living Series 2014 at Cranston Public Library

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The Cranston Public Library announces the Passport to Healthy Living Series 2014. The programs will take place at the Central Library at 140 Sockanosset Cross Road. All programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, visit www.cranstonlibrary.

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Why Move? The Importance of Physical Activity Throughout Your Life

Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 (2-4 p.m.)  

Cranston Central Library

Presenters: Alyssa Gaustella, B.S., M.S. Kinesiology candidate, University of Rhode Island, Heather Johnson, B.A., M.L.I.S. candidate, University of Rhode Island, Clinica Esperanza.

Description: This presentation will discuss the many benefits of regular physical activity, how much activity is necessary for major health benefits and fitting physical activity in everyday life. 

Over-the-counter medications: Cold Medicine and Pain Relievers

Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 (10 a.m. - 12 p.m.)

Cranston Central Library

Presenters: Jeff Chau, PharmD candidate, University of Rhode Island, Melissa Reilly, PharmD candidate, Heather Johnson, M.L.I.S. candidate, University of Rhode Island, Clinica Esperanza. 

Description: Jeff and Melissa will discuss the most popular over-the-counter pain relievers and cold medications. They’ll talk about what the active ingredients are, what medications contain the active ingredients, and what to avoid with certain conditions.  

Why Move? The Importance of Physical Activity Throughout Your Life

Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 (2- 4 p.m.)

Cranston Central Library

Presenters: Alyssa Gaustella, B.S., M.S. Kinesiology candidate, University of Rhode Island, Heather Johnson, M.L.I.S. candidate, University of Rhode Island, Clinica Esperanza.

Description: This presentation will discuss the many benefits of regular physical activity, how much activity is necessary for major health benefits, and fitting physical activity in everyday life. 

Eating for the Best Possible You!

Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 (6:30- 8:30 p.m.)

Cranston Central Library

Presenters: Rian Yalamanchili, B.S., medical student, Brown University; Adam Silva, University of Rhode Island, Clinica Esperanza; Heather Johnson, B.A., M.L.I.S candidate, University of Rhode Island, Clinica Esperanza. 

Description: Rian and Adam will discuss the benefits of eating healthy as well as tips about how to do so. They will also discuss eating habits that prevent and manage certain disorders. 

Metabolic Syndrome: Obesity, Diabetes, Hypertension, High Cholesterol

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 (2-4 p.m.)

Cranston Central Library

Presenters: Mohab Ali, M.D., University of Rhode Island, Clinica Esperanza; Heather Johnson, B.A., M.L.I.S. candidate, University of Rhode Island, Clinica Esperanza.

Description: Dr. Ali will discuss metabolic syndrome, which is a combination of high blood pressure, hypertension and elevated blood sugar. He will discuss prevention and management techniques as well as general information about the disease.

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