JMSA Health Care Lecture Series: Understanding Headaches with Dr. Hiroki Nariai

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日本クラブ/米国日本人医師会共催 第36回ヘルスセミナー
 
「頭痛のはなし」
 
講師:成相 宏樹 先生
(アルバート・アインシュタイン医科大学、モンテフィオーレ・メディカルセンター 小児神経内科フェロー)
 
 

開催日: 2015617 () 6:30 - 8:30 pm

6:30 - 8:00 pm (講演会)  8:00 - 8:30 pm (懇親会)
場所: 日本クラブ 5F サクラルーム (日本クラブ 145 West 57th street, New York, NY 10019)
参加費 (軽食・ワイン、ソフトドリンク込み: 会員 10ドル / ゲスト・一般 15ドル
 
お申込みは、お問い合わせ:日本クラブ担当、内藤まで
(E-mailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / TEL: 212-581-2223)
ウエブサイトは、http://www.nipponclub.org にて御覧下さい。
 
 
頭痛はとてもありふれた症状です。米国では頭痛の専門科(神経内科、小児神経科)受診への敷居は日本より高く、緊急でもないのにEmergency Department(救急診療部)を受診するのも気が引けるかも知れません。一言に頭痛と言っても、原因は様々です。命に関わる危険なものもあれば、いわゆる「頭痛持ちの頭痛」のような緊急性の低いものもあります。今回は、もし自分、もしくは周囲の人が頭痛を感じた時、どのように考え、対処したら良いのかをお話し頂きます。また、頭痛という病態の理解の歴史と、近年の医学診療・医学研究の進歩についても触れて頂きます。

講師プロフィール:        
 
成相  宏樹 (なりあい ひろき) 先生
 
慶應義塾大学医学部卒業。福岡県麻生飯塚病院にて初期臨床研修、慶應義塾大学病院にて小児科研修後、2009年に渡米。ミシガン小児病院神経生理フェローを修了後、現在アルバート・アインシュタイン医科大学、モンテフィオーレ・メディカルセンターにて小児神経内科フェロー。日米両国の臨床経験を生かし、米国における日本人コミュニティーへの貢献が期待されている。

Nippon Club 36th Health Seminar in cooperation with Japanese Medical Society of America
 
Understanding Headaches  
 
Lecturer:  Dr. Hiroki Nariai, M.D. (Albert Einstein Medical College, Montefiore Medical Center)
Date: June 17th  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place:   Nippon Club 5Fl. Sakura Room
Fee:   Nippon Club Member $10 / Guest $15 (includes wine, soft drink & appetizer)
Please see details at: http://www.nipponclub.org
 
Dr. Hiroki Nariai will address causes of Headaches and how best to deal with them. There are many causes of headaches. Most headaches are of benign nature while other headaches may be more serious and require immediate attention. Dr. Nariai will also discuss treatment of headaches and what the typical symptoms are of the common types of headaches. Dr. Nariai hopes that those who attend the lecture will have a better understanding of the different kinds of headaches and how best to treat them.
 
( This seminar will be conducted mainly in Japanese)

Health Seminar and Lecture: Back Pain

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Last week, JMSA held a Back Pain Health Seminar at Nippon Club led by Dr. Erich Anderer. The summary of the event can be found below!

Major points of the lecture:

Back pain is a very prevalent problem and is associated with health care costs of about $26 billion dollars per year. Although there are some more insidious causes of back pain which should be ruled out (cancer, infection), the majority of back pain is often without an identifiable cause. In most cases, the pain is limited to a few days and can be treated at home with over the counter anti-inflammatory medicine. It is important to return to your normal activities as soon as possible since this has been shown in studies to be associated with better overall recovery. Physical therapy, acupuncture, chiropractic manipulation, and steroid injections have all been shown to work in select patients with back pain that does not respond to self-directed treatment.

In a minority of cases, surgery is required for one of two reasons: 1) nerve/spinal cord decompression and/or 2) instability.  There are a number of surgical techniques such as microdiskectomy and fusion which are very effective in well selected patients.

In order to avoid the need for surgery in the event you have back pain, doing things beneficial to your general health (eating well, maintaining a healthy weight, staying active) are also beneficial for spine health. Specific activities that work on core strength, such as yoga, pilates, and swimming, are also very effective in alleviating pain and ultimately helping you avoid the need for surgery.
 

General points to consider:

  • everyone gets back pain
  • most back pain is not serious
  • most back pain can be treated without seeing a doctor
  • most expensive treatments for back pain do not work
  • the best way to avoid back pain is to stay healthy


When to see a doctor:

  • back pain longer than one month
  • severe back pain with a significant known medical condition
  • back pain associated with trauma
  • pain shooting down the leg or arms
  • back pain with bowel/bladder disturbance (urgent!)


Pictures!

  

 

 

Health Seminar Synopsis: Marathon Injury Prevention and Nutritional Support

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JMSA JOURNAL, VOL. 5, No. 2

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.

日本クラブでは、日本クリニックよりケン・ヴィターレ先生と、宮下麻子先生を講師に迎え、第27回日本クラブヘルスセミナーを開催致します。今回のテーマは「マラソンランナーの怪我の予防と栄養サポート」です。マラソンランナーによくある怪我の予防法と、マラソンのパフォーマンスを上げるための栄養と食事についてお話頂きます。(講義は日本語と英語で行われます。)

Please click "Continue Reading" for guest speaker bios.

Health Seminar Synopsis: Heart Transplants and Artificial Cardiac Devices

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JMSA JOURNAL  VOL. 5 NO. 1

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

Seminar Announcement: Preventative Medicine and Later Life

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presentationMarch 11th, 6:30 PM, Nippon Club 

Dr. Yuichiro Kuwama will talk about preventive medicine to achieve compression of morbidity in the late stage of life.

As medical science progresses, we are successful in prolonging human life span by postoning death by controling various chronic medical conditions. But it does not necessary mean we can spend a comfortable, joyable, and lively long life. Many people suffer from hardships from diseases and medical science may be prolonging time with morbidities, which is called "failure of success" of medicine.

Dr. Kuwama will try to find ways to prolong life span without morbidities and to achieve compression of morbidities in the late stage of life. He will present the importance of primary prevention from early stage of life to make this happen.

The seminar will take place on March 11 at 6:30 pm at Nippon Club, 145 W 57 Street, NY, NY 10019.

Inquiry to Mr. Naito at Nippon Club, Tel 212-581-2223.