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Health Smart Conversation: Biological Clocks

09-02-2014 | 12:10 pm | Charles T. Wethington Building, Room 127 OR attend online through Adobe Connect

You may not think about it very often, but your biological clock helps you operate each and every day. In fact, biological clocks are actually fundamental properties of not only humans, but most organisms on Earth. These internal clocks produce rhythms of approximately 24 hours and are synchronized to the 24 hour cycle of day and night by the rise and fall of the sun. Did you know that there are ways you can practice good circadian hygiene?

In this talk, UK Biology Chair Dr. Vincent M. Cassone, reveals the benefits of good circadian hygiene based on his research and the health issues that are associated with the opposite, desynchrony. Desynchrony of our biological clocks are known to be contributing factors in obesity, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory bowel syndrome and even cancer.

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What You Need to Know: 

The goal of Health Smart is to help you make informed choices about your health and your family's health such as when to seek professional medical care or treat an ailment or injury at home. Become Health Smart and earn a free book! Join us for free quarterly sessions aimed at helping you take part in a healthier you. Feel free to bring your lunch. 

The next Health Smart Conversation will be announced soon. To view past presentations, visit the archive.

 

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About Healthier At Home Book

Healthier at Home published by the American Institute of Preventive Medicine, is the most comprehensive self-care book available. It is the proven guide to self-care and being a wise health consumer. The book is presented in an easy-to-read, step-by-step format, and provides up-to-date information on over 300 self-care topics. It instantly turns your bookshelf into a health information center. You can become the head of your family's medical team. This book comes in full-color text with over 325 illustrations and photographs.

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