Not all bacteria are bad. In fact, the human body is home to a variety of microbes that help keep people healthy. The types, quantity and balance of microbes in an individual’s unique microbiome can affect a person’s susceptibility or resistance to a variety of health issues, including acne, allergies, autoimmune diseases, intestinal conditions and cancer.
How these microbes influence disease and what a person can do to maintain a healthy microbiome will be the focus of a free seminar at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10. Titled “The Microbiome and Disease: The Power of Bacteria in the Gut,” the seminar is hosted by Community Memorial Health System as part of its 2018 Speaker Series.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Sabine Hazan-Steinberg. She received her medical degree from Dalhousie University Faculty of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and completed residency training at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Hazan-Steinberg is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.
The Oct. 10 seminar will begin at 6 p.m. in the eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium at Community Memorial Hospital, 147 N. Brent St. Registration is free but reservations are required. For reservations, visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp or call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.
Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, the Centers for Family Health, and various outpatient centers serving communities located within Ventura County, California.