Online Exclusive: Seminar discusses good health

Ellen Holmes

Dr. Dean Sienko, associate dean for Prevention and Public Health College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, will be holding a lecture titled “Good Health: It’s more than health care” at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013 in the Reynolds Recital Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

The seminar will discuss how health care is necessary, but also that there is more to good health than simply health care. Prevention, medical trends, new medical strategies and research being done are some of the topics to be discussed in the lecture.

“So much of what I talk about is prevention and wellness,” Dr. Sienko said. “In other words, we need to keep our population healthy, be proactive and not passively wait until people become sick before we take action.”

This lecture focuses on how to rethink health care with the focus being on prevention.

Cindy Paavola, Director of Communications and Marketing believes that students of many different academic areas should be interested in most of the Your Health lectures because they are the doctors, nurses, lab clinicians, journalists, policymakers, social works and caregivers of the not-too-distant future who will be directly impacted by health-related issues and who will have the most impact on health care change.

This is the second of three Your Health lectures for the 2012-13 academic year. The final presentation for the Your Health lectures will be “End of Life – Who decides when you die?” held on March 14, 2013.