Osteopenia and Osteoporosis – How to safely and effectively support bone health

March 17, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

Physical Therapist and Magnolia House Pilates Instructor Mae Murakami joined Magnolia House’s Certified Yoga Instructor Sharon Holly to present on Osteoporosis and Osteopenia. Through presentation and movement, the lecture explored everything from risk factors, to bone basics, to preventative exercises. We have provided the slides from the evening for those interested in learning more.

Systemic Injustice and Health Inequities in Cancer Care

Feb 23 from 5:30-6:30 PM

According to the American Cancer Society, “Black communities and other populations disparately impacted by cancer experience greater obstacles to cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and survival, including systemic racial disparities that go beyond the obvious connection to cancer.” Within the health care system, and in particular in cancer care, these inequities are pervasive and entrenched, while the incredible advancements in cancer research have not benefited these same communities.

In this lecture, Dr. Carpten, Director of the USC Institute for Translational Genomics, Keck School of Medicine, explored the root causes of these inequities and how we can develop strategies and initiatives to eliminate these disparities and make the system more equitable.