May 9, 2019
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Ping Tom Memorial Park, Leonard M. Louie Fieldhouse
1700 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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There is growing research evidence that what you eat can affect your mental health, including your mood and cognition. The evidence supporting nutrition’s role in brain health will be discussed in our next Science in the Parks program. Read more…

February 20, 2019
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Jefferson Park Memorial Fieldhouse
4822 North Long Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Ever wonder if meditation is for you? Or if practicing mindfulness really works? Almost every day, something about meditation and mindfulness appears in the news. The reports suggest that these practices will make us healthier, happier, keep our brains healthy, and make us more successful. Meditation is the new miracle intervention that improves everything for everyone. But what exactly are meditation and mindfulness?

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Bionic limbs, robotic walking therapy, and brain stimulation are just some of the tools used to treat patients. Recent developments in the treatment of injuries and physical impairments have led to some amazing rehabilitation options for patients. Learn about the future of physical medicine and rehabilitation with our panel of experts in prosthetics, spinal cord injury, and cognitive and communication disorders. Read more…

September 25, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

South Shore Cultural Center, Robeson Theater
South Shore Cultural Center, South South Shore Drive, Chicago, IL, USA

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How do our experiences, such as learning how to play music and playing sports, affect our brain? Although we are surrounded by sound all of the time, we rarely give much thought to this invisible yet powerful companion. Read more…

August 15, 2018
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Horner Park Fieldhouse
2741 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, USA

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Most of us know what it feels like after a long night with little or no sleep, but do we know the wide-reaching effects such nights can have on our health? Read more…

March 19, 2018
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Northwestern Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, Baldwin Auditorium
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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One size does not fit all!

How can knowing your genetic code help you? Genetic conditions, ones you are born with or are predisposed to, affect people of all ages, race, and gender. The treatment for these conditions are not so universal and recent research shows that patient-specific treatment can produce a better response and reduce the risk of side effects. Knowing what diseases you’re predisposed to can even allow you to take preventive actions to drastically decrease your chances of getting the disease. Read more…