JMSA Health Care Lecture Series: Dr. Maki Kano talks about Adult Preventative Care and Maintenance of Health

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JMSA Health Care Lecture Series
 
Title: Dr. Maki Kano talks about Adult Preventative Care and Maintenance of Health
 
On 4/8, Dr. Maki Kano gave the 35th JMSA healthcare seminar at the Nippon Club on the topic of Adult Preventative Care: how to live a long healthy life. The event was well attended and Dr. Kichemon Asoma introduced Dr. Kano at the beginning of her talk. 
 
Dr. Kano's talk began with pointing out the importance of preventative care and trying to prevent disease vs. receiving treatment for an existing disease. She compared the preventative check up styles between the US and Japan, stating that the US preventative check ups are based on guidelines set by the US Preventative Services Task Force or USPSTF. The US check ups try to cater the physical exam and tests that are ordered based on the patient's individual risk factors , age, and sex. 
 
She mentioned that in order to maintain health, patients need to avoid the top two killers in both Japanese and US society which are cardiovascular disease such as stroke and heart attacks and cancers.  Her talk highlighted guidelines given the grade of A or B by the USPSTF to try to prevent cardiovascular disease. She went over guidelines and recommendations regarding assessing one's individual cardiovascular risk index, assessing for obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
 
She also went over the latest cancer screening guidelines for cancers such as lung, colon, breast and cervical cancer.
 
She finished her talk by discussing vaccines that are currently recommended in the U.S. such as pneumovax vaccine for pneumonia, zostrix to prevent shingles, and Tdap to prevent tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. She went over age guidelines and the role that these vaccines play for health maintenance.
 
Her lecture ended with a lively discussion amongst the attendees regarding their concerns about health maintenance.
 
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JMSA Second Wine and Cheese Party: A Great Turnout

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JMSA held its second New Member Wine and Cheese Party on Friday, February 27, 2015. The event was once again held by JMSA president Dr. Yuzuru Anzai and his wife at his office in Midtown, Manhattan.

With over 100 attendees representing students, researchers, and medical professionals, our second wine and cheese event was an even greater success than the first. JMSA is incredibly pleased at the turn out and the expansion of its membership.

During the event, Dr. Anzai promoted the JMSA Science Forum on 4/12/15 at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Anzai also expressed gratitude to all attendees: “We are glad that so many people came and expressed their interests in the science forum. We want to thank everyone who came and hope they had a good time.”

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JMSA's 1st New Members Wine and Cheese Party

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JMSA's first New Members Wine and Cheese Party was held on Friday October 17 in the office of the new JMSA President, Dr.Yuzuru Anzai, hosted by him and his wife.

The event was very well attended and was a huge success. We were excited to welcome such a great group of people, including students, residents, fellows, researchers, and medical professionals. We were especially delighted to see many new faces and hope to see them very soon at our future events.

Dr. Anzai opened the event introducing JMSA and welcoming new members. Also in attendance were past JMSA presidents, Dr. Shimmyo, Dr. Homma, Dr. Furuyama and several board members.

Dr. Anzai expressed plans on making these informal social gatherings a more regular feature of JMSA: "for JMSA members, it is a great forum to network and to meet other medical professionals in the New York Area. I want to increase the number of the members and bring in young people. I also want to make JMSA more accessible to the Japanese researchers and recruit them to the society. We hope to expand the base of our society to better serve the Japanese community in New York.”

Photos credit: Ms Jiae Lee