The Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment Community Health Luncheon was featured today in the Charlotte Observer. Health Columnist, Karen Garloch, writes of the opportunity to learn more about Dr. John Ratey’s ground-breaking research on the connection between exercise and the brain, specifically in children.
Expert on link between exercise and learning will speak Thursday
“As educators across the Carolinas cut physical education and athletics from school budgets, they might do well to listen to Dr. John Ratey.
A Harvard medical school psychiatrist, Ratey is author of a 2008 book that caught the attention of many who care about education and started what Ratey calls a “movement to get movement back into schools.”
In “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain,” Ratey discusses brain research that shows exercise is necessary for learning.
“There’s lots of evidence now that exercise actually improves test scores,” Ratey said in a phone interview.
He’ll be in Charlotte Thursday to speak at the Mecklenburg Medical Alliance and Endowment’s annual Community Health Luncheon. He’ll talk about how even moderate exercise can sharpen thinking, enhance memory, relieve stress and depression, and slow the effects of aging.”
Ratey will be speaking at the MMAE Community Health Luncheon on April 14, 2011 at 11:30 AM.
The North Carolina Medical Society Alliance (NCMSA), in partnership with MMAE and local county affiliates, invites you to Rock with the Docs at the Copperfield Room, 270 Copperfield Blvd, NE, in Concord, NC on Saturday, March 5th at 7:00 p.m.
Join us for a fabulous evening of fun and music as local physicians put down their stethoscopes and pick up their favorite musical instruments in support of the Alliance. The evening will featured talented physician bands, included 200 Joules from Charlotte, as well as WanderLust and Sink Deep from Cabarrus County.
Emergency physician Dr. Parker Hays heads 200 Joules as lead vocalist. Dr. Hays is joined by fellow Emergency Room Doctor, Echachai Lucktong on guitar and vocals; Bob Weir, a licensed massage therapist on drums; and an apparently shy laparoscopic surgery fellow on bass. 200 Joules’ musical background is, with members citing The Beatles, Van Halen, Lenny Kravitz as musical influences, as well everything from reggae to country, plus modern alternative music.
WanderLust plays the music of many great artists representing a wide range of musical styles from jazz standards to modern rock … and everything in-between! Scott Lankford, MD, a radiation oncologist with SouthEast Radiation Oncology, plays guitar and drum triggers with his feet, while accompany the sultry voice of Detra Bennet.
Skin Deep features dermatologists Billy Sumner, Md; Aaron Wever, Md; and Brian Walther, MD, as well as Matt Huneycutt, spouse of an assistant, all from the Dermatology Group of the Carolinas.
Proceeds from the event will support local and NCSMA health promotions programs with a specific focus on combating child and adolescent obesity. Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Learn more about sponsoring this fantastic event.
Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased by calling 1 800 722-1350, Ext. 124; or online at the NCMSA website.
With the Holidays coming quickly, The Royal Gardens can not only help you spruce up your home and yard with Christmas decorations but also assist you with “those hard-to-shop for people” on your gift list. It doesn’t matter if you are searching for ideas for presents or finishing up your gift purchases, The Royal Gardens offers creative gifts that will make the recipient smile!
The lovely Perennial bed in the Holiday House backyard is courtesy of The Royal Gardens. You’ll also find a wonderful selection of gift items from their shop in Tinsel Town, the Holiday House Gift Shop.
Visit The Royal Gardens at 1733 East Seventh Street and find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!
Nothing makes the Holidays merry and bright more than beautiful greenery and the Holiday House backyard is all dressed up in its Holiday best to make a good impression on visitors to the House and Tinsel Town, the Holiday gift shop!
Scott Sistare Landscaping has been providing outstanding lawn care for over 20 years in the Charlotte, Lancaster, Chester, Kershaw areas. His company provides everything from landscape design to decorative stone work.
You’ll find him online at: www.scottsistarelandscaping.com >>
Fireplace or not, B.D. Jeffries has created a cozy upstairs study most suitable for dreaming of the upcoming Holidays.
B.D. Jeffries’ buyers travel to France, England, and Italy several times a year procuring wonderful accessories for the home.
For those who believe in the value of lasting luxury and quiet sophistication, B.D. Jeffries is delighted to present Holiday House visitors with an exciting selection of practical and tasteful gifts. Look for fabulous alligator and crocodile accessories! You’re bound to find the perfect gift for everyone on your shopping list in Tinsel Town, the Holiday House Gift Shop.