Tomorrow’s Health Today Lecture Series
USF Health’s Dr. Les Miller, Professor of Medicine, Chief & Chairman, Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, CEO & Director, USF Cardiovascular Service (CRISP), presented the seventh lecture in the Tomorrow’s Health Today series. Dr. Miller gave Villagers vital information about genes and how that can help in keeping their hearts healthy.
The lecture series has become very popular and an important feature in The Villages since establishing the USF Health partnership in making The Villages “America’s Healthiest Hometown”.
Villagers had a chance to visit and ask questions about genes and heart health. The Scarlet O’Hare theater in the Savannah Center was filled for Dr. Miller’s presentation: The Heart of the Matter: “What Your Genes Tell You About Keeping Your Heart Healthy”.
Dr. Donna Petersen, USF Health professor and dean of the College of Public kicked off Tomorrow’s Health Today opened the health lecture series in June informing Villagers how they can maximize the health advantages of The Villages lifestyle. The Villages active lifestyle already benefits residents in terms of life expectancy and quality of life, and Dr. Peterson says it can get much better. Dr. Jay Wolfson spoke to the contribution of electronic medical records in July. USF Health CEO Dr. Stephen Klasko addressed Villagers in August and Miss America 1999 shared her views on living with illness and her experiences as a diabetic. Dr. Chuck Nofsinger’s presentation on sports medicine last month was of great interest to many of The Villages’ senior athletes. Dr. Amanda Smith packed the Savannah center in November with her presentation on “Preventing Alzheimer’s Now, Before You Forget”.
The Villages/USF Study is in the last couple of months of its initial phase of survey development. Focus groups of Villagers are participating in the building phase of the the survey that will be the most comprehensive, focused look at how retirees can extend and improve their lives. Each USF Health presentation introduces some of those steps Villagers can take on that road to longer life and improved health.
The Lectures in the Tomorrow’s Health Today series at the Savannah Center has been one of many programs and events that will be held in The Villages as a result of a recent partnership between the university and the community to make The Villages “America’s Healthiest Hometown.” Summaries of Dr. Miller’s program and previous presentations are available on the “villages.health.usf.edu” website.
USF Health’s Dr. Leslie Miller, Department Chairman of Cardiovascular Service presents “The Heart of the Matter: What Your Genes Tell You About Keeping Your Heart Healthy” at the The Villages’ Savannah Center.