Fall Health Programs

Dr. Mike Magee presents: ‘Code Blue: Inside America’s Medical Industrial Complex’
Wednesday September 18, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thornton Wilder Hall

Dr. Mike Magee is a physician, journalist, medical historian and on the faculty of Presidents College at the University of Hartford. He will give a talk about his recently published book ‘Code Blue: Inside America’s Medical Industrial Complex’. The term ‘Code blue’ is used by hospitals for medical emergencies. Dr. Magee applies ‘code blue’ to America’s expensive health care system which consumes one out of every five American dollars. Health care is at the top of voters concerns: Why is it so expensive? What can be done to fix it? Find out from Dr. Magee.

Dr. Amanda Rostkowski presents ‘The Myths of Women’s Health Care
Wednesday October 30, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thornton Wilder Hall

Dr. Amanda Rostkowski works as an obstetrician-gynecologist in Hamden at Women’s Health Connecticut. She will present a frank discussion of Women’s health care. Dr. Rostkowski received her BA in Biology/Chemistry from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and her MD and PhD
in Neuroscience from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago, Illinois.
She completed her residency at Yale New Haven Hospital and a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopy and Pelvic Floor Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s
Plus: 10 Ways to Love Your Brain

Wednesday November 13, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thornton Wilder Hall

Dianne Davis, RN, MSN, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Yale Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center gives a presentation on ‘Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s’ and ’10 Ways to Love Your Brain’.
She discusses the difference between normal aging and dementia, defines dementia and its
various causes, and discusses the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s. She also presents
ways attendees can preserve their own brain health. Dianne Davis is a graduate of the Yale School of Nursing. She worked for many years with individuals with dementia
and their families at the Adler Geriatric Assessment Center at Yale-New Haven Hospital.
She is a volunteer for the Alzheimer’s Association and chair of the New Haven Walk to End Alzheimer’s.