Health Seminar Synopsis: Marathon Injury Prevention and Nutritional Support

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Japanese Medical Society of America

M. Adachi, M.D., Sc.D and J. Furuyama, D.D.S: Editors


Marathon Injury Prevention and Nutrition Support                  

Asako Miyashita, MS, RD. Nihon Clinic, New York, N.Y.

A proper diet is essential and significantly influences your marathon training and race-day performance. An adequate diet in terms of quantity and quality, before, during, and after training and competition, will give you optimal results. Eating balanced meals can meet basic nutrition requirements and provide your body with enough nutrients and energy to maintain health and prevent injury.


Health Seminar Vol. 27: Marathon Injury Prevention and Nutritional Support

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Please join us for the Nippon Club's Health Seminar Vol. 27: Marathon Injury Prevention and Nutritional Support.

Date: 9/18/12
Time: 6:30-8:30pm (Lecture 6:30-8:00pm, Food & Drink 8:00-8:30pm)
Location: Nippon Club 5F Sakura Room
Fee: Nippon Club Member $15 / Non Member $25 (including food & drink)
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it./ (212) 581-2223

Guest lecturers Dr. Ken Vitale and Asako Miyashita, MS, RD will speak about common marathon injuries, preventive measures, and nutritional recommendations to optimize marathon performance.  The talk will be held in both Japanese and English.


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Health Seminar Synopsis: Heart Transplants and Artificial Cardiac Devices

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Japanese Medical Society of America

M. Adachi, M.D., Sc.D. and J. Furuyama, D.D.S. (Editors)


Heart Transplantation, Artificial Heart, and Device Lag

Hiroo Takayama, M.D., Ph.D., Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Columbia University Medical Center

  Heart failure (HF) remains one of the most common causes of death in the United States. The 2005 ACC/AHA guidelines introduced a comprehensive and systematic method of assessing and managing patients with risk factors and those with HF. The suggested staging system is ambitiously inclusive, covering a wide range of patients with cardiovascular problems. It categorizes patients into Stages A (at high risk for HF but without structural heart disease or symptoms of HF) to D (refractory HF requiring specialized interventions). Medical treatment is extremely limited for HF patients in Stage D. Among the available surgical interventions for HF, left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is distinct from the others in that it, at least partially, replaces the pump function of the failing heart, similar to heart transplantation. Unlike heart transplantation, however, it does not rely on a human donor supply, which is a well-known limiting factor. As technological advances have accrued, LVAD has evolved into a reliable and well-described treatment option.

JMSA CPR Workshop

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Why learn CPR?

Sudden cardiac arrest is a common condition that can happen to anyone. The condition occurs when the electrical impulses to the heart become too fast or disorganized, causing the heart to stop beating. More than 300,000 cardiac arrests happen each year in the US, and in many cases, the victim appears healthy with no known cardiac disease or risk factors. The good news is that high quality CPR performed immediately after a cardiac arrest can double or even triple the victim's chances of survival. Since 88% of cardiac arrests happen at home, it is crucial that everyone learn how to do CPR. With effective CPR, you can save a family member's life!

JMSA CPR Workshops

Several times each year, the JMSA hosts free Japanese-language CPR workshops for the Japanese community in New York City. Our next workshop is scheduled for the fall of 2012.  Stay tuned for more details about the date and location to be posted here soon!  In the meantime, although there is no substitute for hands-on instruction, feel free to browse our CPR handout here (Japanese and English*) for a quick review of the steps of CPR.

*Information and images courtesy of the American Heart Association and the Ehime University School of Medicine ACLS Handout