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Welcome to the Longwood Seminars at Harvard Medical School
Videos from the 2013 series
Did you miss any of the seminars from 2013? The videos have been posted to our video archive.
Tuesday, March 5, 6:00–7:30 pm
Food and Vitamins and Supplements! Oh My!
Demystifying nutrition: the value of food, vitamins and supplements
Every day a new diet trend seems to be in the news—along with an abundance of advice on supplements and vitamins, including which to take and which to avoid. This seminar aims to cut through the noise surrounding nutrition, vitamins and dietary supplements by providing the latest scientific evidence as well as advice for healthy eating and living a nutritious lifestyle.
Tuesday, March 19, 6:00–7:30 pm
The Power of Zzzzs
Uncovering why sleep is essential to our well-being & how to get more of it
Everyone will agree that nothing feels as good as a good night’s sleep. While we are in agreement that sleep is essential to our overall well-being, few of us actually get a sufficient amount of it. This seminar will illuminate the importance of sleep—how much is needed and why it is so vital to keep our bodies functioning. HMS researchers will explain the science behind sleep and insight on how to get more out of our nightly slumber.
Tuesday, April 2, 6:00–7:30 pm
It’s All In Your Head
Building better brains through neuroengineering
As the epicenter of the nervous system, the brain is a complex and fascinating organ. Our brains are the engines that drive our bodies to process information and communicate with the world. Scientists today are making groundbreaking strides in understanding the intricate circuitry in the brain that sends signals to various parts of the body, and how this knowledge can be used to repair or regenerate damaged cells. A panel of Harvard Medical School faculty members whose research explores neural circuitry will discuss this fast-evolving field.
Tuesday, April 23, 6:00–7:30 pm
Exploring the connection between personal beliefs and physical health
Our individual belief system plays a role in many aspects of our life, but have you considered how a belief system can impact your overall health? A relatively unexplored area of study, the individual belief system is increasingly becoming the focus of researchers who are looking to uncover the science behind personal beliefs and physical health. At this seminar, Harvard Medical School faculty members will share their expertise on the mind/body connection and the meaningful links between spirituality and health.
Mini-Med School goes mobile
The Longwood Seminars now have a mobile app for iPhone and Android phones! The app features the 2013 schedule, the location of the seminars and a link to download the supplemental reading materials. To download the app, please visit: http://my.yapp.us/QDJUNE.
All seminars take place at:
Harvard Medical School
The Joseph B. Martin Conference Center
The New Research Building
77 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
Harvard Medical School is a short walk from the Longwood stops on both the Green D and E lines and the #39 bus. Parking is available at public garages in the Longwood Medical area.
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