‘From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, Sept. 5

Aug 28, 2018

“From Sick Care to Health Care: Lifestyle Medicine and the Prevention of Chronic Disease,” will be presented Wednesday, Sept. 5, 6-7:15 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The 75-minute presentation will include time for questions and answers.

Speaker Charles A. Katzenberg, MD, FACC, will address issues of chronic diseases, while offering evidence-based preventive measures. He will discuss the difference between preventing and treating chronic disease, advances in lifestyle medicine, acute and chronic inflammation, the emerging science about the microbiome and the tools people can use to reduce disease risk.

Other topics will include the links between arthritis and heart disease, the heart-brain connection, opportunities offered by wearable technology and the key modifiable risk factors for arthritis, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, hypertension and Alzheimer's.

Preventable chronic diseases and conditions account for the majority of health-care costs, disability and mortality in the United States, where one in two adults has a chronic disease and one in four has two or more. Chronic diseases are responsible for seven of 10 deaths each year and account for 86 percent of the nation’s $2.7 trillion in annual health-care expenditures. Although heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, representing nearly one in four deaths, arthritis is the most common cause of disability. Of the nearly 54 million adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis, more than 23 million note difficulty with their usual activities because of arthritis.

This lecture is presented in partnership with the UA Sarver Heart Center. Seating is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit the UA Arthritis Center website, www.arthritis.arizona.edu, or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu.

The UA Arthritis Center offers validation of parking tickets for the Banner – UMC Tucson Visitor/Patient Parking Garage during “Living Healthy With Arthritis” lectures. Tickets can be validated by a UA Arthritis Center staff member in the hospital lobby before or after the lecture.

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a Sign Language interpreter or disability-related accommodations, please contact Tracy Shake, 520-626-5040, email: livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu.

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free monthly talks presented by the UA Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

About Dr. Katzenberg

Charles A. Katzenberg, MD, FACC, is a clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine –Tucson, a member of the UA Sarver Heart Center, and a board-certified cardiologist who founded The Heart Series. The Heart Series teaches people how to prevent heart disease and improve their length and quality of life. He practices what he preaches. He’s a pesca-vegan eater and an enthusiastic cyclist who has been known to appear at community lectures in cycling gear.

Dr. Katzenberg practices at Banner – University Medicine North. He completed his bachelor's degree in chemistry at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, and his medical degree at the University of Illinois - Chicago. He completed an internship and residency in internal medicine and was a chest disease fellow at Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago. His fellowship in cardiovascular medicine was completed at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson in 1982. Prior to returning to the UA in 2014, Dr. Katzenberg was in private practice as co-founder of Pima Heart Associates and was co-director of Pima Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation. He also served as medical director of the Tucson Heart Hospital from 1997 to 2004.

Active in the Tucson medical community, Dr. Katzenberg served as 2013-14 president of the Pima County Medical Society and has been a board member since 2008. He also is a board member of the Arizona Employer Healthcare Alliance, a member of Physicians for a National Healthcare Program and the American Society for Preventive Cardiology. Among other outside activities, he helped develop Arizona’s first Medicare-approved community cardiac rehabilitation program outside of a hospital, co-founded the Fitness & Health Institute of Tucson (FIT) as well as The Heart Series, Arizona’s first intensive cardiac rehabilitation program. A study of Heart Series participants that demonstrated improvements in cardiovascular risk factors and outcomes recently was published in the American Journal of Medicine. In 2010, he formed the Foundation for Cardiovascular Health, focused on coronary heart disease prevention. He also volunteers for St. Elizabeth’s Health Center, Clinica Amistad and Mended Hearts.

About the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, please visit arthritis.arizona.edu

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences

The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Phoenix and Tucson), Nursing, Pharmacy and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs approximately 4,000 people, has approximately 800 faculty members and garners more than $140 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)

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