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Courses

A Matter of Balance is an 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels. Participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable, set realistic goals to increase activity, change their environment to reduce fall risk factors, and exercise to increase strength and balance (https://www.ncoa.org/resources/program-summary-a-matter-of-balance/)
This class will be an introduction to Belly Dance (Middle Eastern Folk Dance) and will include a brief history. Belly dancing is an activity and an exercise class; muscle tone and flexibility will be improved.
Yoga has been shown to reduce blood pressure, improve balance, reduce stress and depression, and increase muscle strength. In this course of yoga practice we will begin each session with a warm up, a series of poses designed to be gentle but effective, and end with relaxation.
As humans have been distracted battling each other over the centuries, bacteria and viruses have been finding nearly magical ways to thwart the fortress of the immune system and use humans to grow, thrive, and spread. This is a survey course focusing on the impact of the major emerging disease epidemics of the 20th and 21st centuries. Discussion will focus on the clever methods these pathogens use to spread across the globe, the historical and socio-political impact of these diseases, and the world's response to emerging disease. We will then use this historic context to examine the today's response to the emergence of the Zika and Ebola viruses and how scientists are approaching the spread of disease in an increasingly more global world.
People want to be healthy and happy. Instead they are stressed out, depressed, and feel isolated. Do you want to bring more joy and laughter into your life? Laughter Yoga is a revolutionary idea - simple and profound. An exercise routine that is sweeping the world and is a complete well-being workout.
Visits with medical providers may become more intimidating as people age. It is sometimes difficult to find the time to ask questions regarding your maintenance of your health and well being in the physician's office. This course seeks to answer some of these questions by bringing local physicians together with eastern North Carolina residents.
The Living Healthy Workshop is structured participant workshop thatmeets once a week for six weeks and is designed for individuals livingwith chronic health conditions or those who care for individuals withchronic health conditions.
Conversations about personal values and goals of care are the best way to ensure that your family and loved ones know what's most important to you should they ever have to represent your preferences for you. These conversations can be challenging to start. Now there's a tool that helps makes this more comfortable and can even be fun, a game called "Hello."*
Military medicine dates to antiquity and for centuries has dealt with the attempts to provide care to large numbers of wounded and ill soldiers and civilians in urban, rural, and remote environments. This course will discuss in brief some aspects of military medicine from the Napoleonic period and the American Civil War through recent Middle East wars.
In this program, we will review the essentials of preparing a plan for the best possible response to a disaster. You will learn the essentials of an emergency preparedness kit for yourself, your family, and even your pet. Information will be provided on the types of emergencies that may occur where you live, work, or play. We will discuss what you can do to assist your family and community in time of an emergency.
It is important for everyone becoming eligible for Medicare to obtain accurate information for coverage and delivery options, supplemental health insurance, Medicare health plans, and prescription drug coverage. Attention to these issues will help you avoid serious costly problems. This workshop will help you map your journey to Medicare, highlighting roadblocks and warning signs along the way.
The "Talking With Your Doctor" presentation offers tips for how to prepare for a medical appointment, including a list of questions to ask your doctor; effectively discuss health concerns, including sensitive issues; coordinate assistance from family and friends; make decisions with the doctor about treatment; and much more. It has interactive activities to involve the audience and reinforcer some of the important points in the discussion and a list of resources on health and aging. The information in this presentation comes from the National Institute on Aging, a Federal agency that is part of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services.In addition to this presentation the instructor will also provide information about the Brody School of Medicine's Office fo Clinical Skills Assessment and Education, including ways to get involved in medical education and skill development of future Brody students.