LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2003 – The fifth annual Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness will feature 42 panel sessions conducted by some of the nation's top medical and holistic health experts specializing in a wide variety of areas including Alzheimer's, diabetes, mental health, nutrition, yoga, men's and women's health, and the latest advances in medical treatments and disease prevention. The event will be held from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4, and Sunday, Oct. 5, on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles.
Admission to the festival and panel sessions is free to the public. Seating for panel sessions is on a first-come, first-served basis. On-campus parking is available for $5.
Speaker and event information is available online at www.latimes.com/festivalofhealth or by calling 800-350-3211. The official Los Angeles Times Festival of Health & Fitness event program will appear in the Sept. 28 edition of The Times.
Alzheimer's • Alzheimer's and Caregiving – Alzheimer's Assn. celebrity spokespersons Hector
Elizondo and Sharon Lawrence; Michelle Plauche Barclay, regional director, Alzheimer’s Assn.; and moderator Tami Dennis, deputy Health section editor, Los Angeles Times. • Living with Alzheimer's – Celebrity spokespersons Shelley Fabares and David Hyde Pierce; Debra Cherry, PhD, associate executive director, Alzheimer’s Assn.; and moderator Jane Allen, Health section staff writer, Los Angeles Times • Remember to Keep Your Brain Young – Dr. Gary Small, MD, neuroscientist and author, "The Memory Bible: An Innovative Strategy for Keeping Your Brain Young"
• Diabetes: Our Health Matters – Actor and diabetes health advocate Robert Guillaume; Dr. Francine Kaufman, MD, professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC and head of the Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Children's Hospital of Los Angeles; and moderator Deirdre’ Dix Hunt, producer, Discovery Health Channel • Diabetes: Live Healthy, Eat Healthy – Yvette Freeman, actress and diabetes health advocate; Michel Nischan, executive chef, Song Airways and author, "Taste Pure and Simple;" Dr. Antronette Yancey, MD, director, Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services; and moderator Linda Gledhill, executive director, American Diabetes Assn. of Los Angeles, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Louis Obispo and Kern counties
• Zone In with Barry Sears – Barry Sears, PhD, president of the biotech firm Sears Labs and author, "The Zone" series of nutrition books • People’s Pharmacy – Joe and Teresa Graedon, syndicated talk show hosts and best-selling authors, "People's Pharmacy Guide to Home and Herbal Remedies" • Healthy Holidays: – Marilu Henner, actress and author, "Healthy Holidays: Total Health Entertaining All Year Round" • Nutritional Make-over – Jonny Bowden, certified nutrition specialist and nationally known expert in low-carbohydrate dieting, and author, "Jonny Bowden's Shape Up;" Patricia Fitzgerald, author of "The Detox Solution: The Missing Link to Radiant Health, Abundant Energy, Ideal Weight" and founder of the Santa Monica Wellness Center; Robert Crayhon, president, Crayhon Research Institute and author, "Robert Crayhon’s Nutrition Made Simple;" and moderator Jodi Jones, co-author, "The Vitality Connection: Ten Practical Ways to Optimize Your Health and Reverse the Aging Process" • Nutritional Therapy for What Ails You – Dr. Hyla Cass, MD, author, "Natural Highs: Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Techniques to Help You Feel Good All the Time;" Dr. Michael Grossman, MD, co-author, "The Vitality Connection: Ten Practical Ways to Optimize Your Health and Reverse the Aging Process;" Dr. Peter Pressman, MD, assistant professor and associate director of the Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Southern California and Firm Chief at Los Angeles County Hospital; and moderator Robert Crayhon, president, Crayhon Research Institute and author, "Robert Crayhon’s Nutrition Made Simple" Women's Health • Dr. Susan Love discusses Breast Cancer – Dr. Love, MD, clinical professor of surgery at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medicine, president and medical director of the Susan Love MD Breast Cancer Research Foundation in Santa Barbara and author, "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book." • A Woman’s Body: From Adolescence to Menopause – Dr. Beth Karlan, MD, director of the Women’s Cancer Research Institute, Division of Gynecologic Oncology and the Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center; Dr. Pamela Peeke, MD, author of "Fight Fat After Forty: The Revolutionary Three-Pronged Approach That Will Break Your Stress-Fat Cycle and Make You Healthy, Fit, and Trim for Life;" Diana Taylor, RN, professor emeritus, University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing and co-author, "Taking Back the Month: A Personalized Solution for Managing PMS and Enhancing Your Health;" and moderator Lisa Garr, host of KPFK-FM's "The Aware Show" Mental Health • Dr. Drew speaks on Addiction – Dr. Drew Pinsky, MD, co-host of the radio program, "Loveline," and author, "Cracked: Putting Broken Lives Together Again" • Autism: Signs & Solutions – Pegeen Cronin, PhD, associate director, UCLA Autism Evaluation Clinic; Portia Iverson, co-founder of the non-profit organization, Cure Autism Now; Dr. Bryna Siegel, MD, professor of psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco and director of its Autism Clinic, and author, "The World of the Autistic Child: Understanding and Treating Autistic Spectrum Disorders;" and moderator Frank del Olmo, associate editor, Los Angeles Times • ADD: Focus on Solutions – Dr. Alan Green, MD, assistant clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UCLA and medical director, Center for Attention and Learning Disorders at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center; Gary Schummer, PhD, clinical psychologist and director, Attention Deficit Disorder Treatment Center in Torrance; Sari Solden, psychotherapist and author, "Journeys through Adulthood: Discover a New Sense of Identity and Meaning with Attention Deficit Disorder;" and moderator Deborah Cooper, PhD, clinical psychologist and licensed Marriage, Family & Child Counselor Body Works • Gentle Fitness: Pilates, Yoga & T'ai Chi – Television actress and t'ai chi instructor Erin Gray; Christy Kimbro, founder of Y.M.I. Yoga, a Los Angeles-based hatha yoga center; certified Pilates Method instructor Suzi Lonergan; and moderator Ahnjel Ali, aerobics instructor, sports performance nutritional counselor and fitness trainer • Yoga: Body & Mind – Arthur Jeon, yoga instructor and author, "City Dharma;" Max Strom, director of Sacred Movement, a Los Angeles yoga and healing center; Krishna Kaur-Khalsa, founder and president, International Assn. of Black Yoga Teachers; and moderator Julie Deife, publisher and editor of LA Yoga magazine Image/Beauty and Self-Esteem • Plastic Surgery: Beyond Nip & Tuck – Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Brian Kinney, MD, Dr. Robert Kotler, MD; Dr. Steven Teitelbaum, MD; and moderator Marta Waller, KTLA TV anchor • Skin Deep: Rejuvenate Your Face – Dr. Han Lee, MD, assistant professor, USC Division of Dermatology and director, Dermatologic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology; Dr. Stuart Kaplan, MD, nationally recognized dermatologist and assistant clinical professor, UCLA Medical Center and Wadsworth V.A. Medical Center; and moderator Marta Waller, KTLA TV anchor • Self-esteem & Body Image – Kathy Freston, author, "Expect a Miracle: Seven Spiritual Steps to Finding the Right Relationship;" Dr. Peter Pressman, MD, assistant professor and associate director of the Residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Southern California and Firm Chief at Los Angeles County Hospital; Laure Redmond, nationally recognized fitness therapist and author, "Feel Good Naked – 10 No-Diet Secrets to a Fabulous Body;" and moderator Catherine Cardinal, PhD., psychotherapist and author, "The Ten Commandments of Relationships" • Smile Therapy: Cosmetic & Holistic Dentistry – Dr. Edmond Hewlett, DDS, vice-chair, Division of Restorative Dentistry, UCLA School of Dentistry; Dr. Jennifer Holtzman, DDS, dental and oral health educator and executive director, ToothWoman Network; Dr. Alexander Pana, DDS, Dental Boutique and Wellness Center, West Los Angeles; and moderator Dr. Harold Slavkin, DDS Medical/Treatment Advances • Integrative Medicine: What the Doctors are Saying – Dr. Marc Brodsky, MD, clinical instructor, UCLA Center for East-West Medicine; Dr. Mary Hardy, MD, medical director, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center program in Integrative Medicine; Dr. David Simon, MD, medical director, The Chopra Center at La Costa Resort and Spa; and moderator David Olmos, Health section editor, Los Angeles Times • New Treatments for Macular Degeneration – Dr. Jennifer Lim, MD, associate professor, Keck School of Medicine of USC and retinal specialist, Doheny Eye Institute • The Latest Advances in Preventing and Treating Colorectal Cancer – Dr. Robert Beart, MD, professor of surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC, and Costello Chair in Colorectal Diseases and Skirball-Kenis Chair for Colorectal Diseases • Latest Advances in Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery – Dr. Robbin Cohen, MD, assistant professor of surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC; and Randy Henderson, program manager, USC Transfusion-Free Medicine and Surgery Program • Changing Perspectives on Hormone Therapy – Daoshing Ni, doctor of oriental medicine, licensed acupuncturist and author, "Crane Style Chi Gong;" Charyn Pfeuffer, journalist and American Cancer Society-certified breast health educator; Dr. Erika Schwartz, MD, author, "The Hormone Solution: Naturally Alleviate Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance from Adolescence Through Menopause;" and moderator Ava Louise Stanton, licensed clinical social worker and co-author, "The Breast Cancer Notebook: The Healing Power of Reflection" • The Latest in Surgical Treatments for Parkinson's Disease and Epilepsy – Dr. Charles Liu, MD, assistant professor of neurological surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC and visiting associate in chemical engineering at the California Institute of Technology • Prostate Cancer: What Every Man Should Know – Dr. Eila Skinner, MD, associate professor of clinical urology, Keck School of Medicine of USC Presenting sponsors are the University of Southern California and The Doctors of USC. Major sponsor is The California Wellness Foundation. Supporting sponsors are Crest Healthy Smiles 2010, Oxytrol and HEARx. Media sponsors are KTLA-TV, ESPN Radio AM (710), KDIS-AM Radio Disney (1110), KKBT-FM "The Beat" (100.3) and KPCC FM (89.3).