This year, on Thursday, June 7, the Wise Temple Brotherhood will present the Sixth Annual Men’s Health Night. The focus of this event is to heighten awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of diseases that may, but not exclusively, affect men. Many of the topics presented are equally important to women and thus, we encourage husbands to bring their spouses and siblings to this informative event.
Over the years, local experts in a variety of fields have presented topics such as the importance of Vitamin D and bone health, common orthopedic problems, Alzheimer’s Disease, ophthalmologic problems, erectile dysfunction, angina and coronary artery disease, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, prostate cancer, nutritional considerations, obstructive sleep apnea, colon cancer screening, and so on. Notably, members of Wise Temple presented all of these topics.
This year we are proud to present an equally exciting series of lectures, beginning with “Dental Issues Affecting Middle-Aged Men,” presented by Glen R. Meyer, DDS. Dr. Meyer is a dentist with Fountain Square Cosmetic Dental Group and a longtime member of this community. As good dental surveillance can often provide early detection of a number of medical conditions such as heart disease, osteoporosis and infection, to name just a few, I am sure you will find his presentation insightful.
Allan L. Peck, MD, will discuss “Colon Cancer: Surveillance to Treatment.” Dr. Peck is a gastroenterologist with Gastroenterology Consultants of Greater Cincinnati. He will speak on a topic of which we all need to be vigilant. Excluding skin cancer, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States.
Our final presentation, “Controlling Anxiety and Depression,” will be given by Richard L. Baum, EdD, LICDC. Dr. Baum is a psychologist who started Associates in Behavioral Care and counsels individuals, families and groups in a wide range of psychological disorders. Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the United States and affects about 18 percent of the U.S. population. Surprisingly, it is estimated that only about 20 percent of those experiencing depression/anxiety will receive adequate treatment.
Please join us for an energizing and informative evening. The evening will begin with a dinner at 6 p.m. at the Wise Center. We strongly encourage all to attend and to bring spouses or significant others. Please RSVP to the Wise Temple Brotherhood email address. We look forward to sharing another interesting and educational evening with you.