August 27, 2019
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Osmium Coffee Bar
Osmium Coffee Bar, West Belmont Avenue, Chicago, IL, USA

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Coffee and tea are among the most widely consumed beverages in the world and have received considerable attention regarding health risks and benefits. These beverages are major sources of caffeine, a psychostimulant, but each contains a unique set of chemicals that also contribute to their unique taste and possible health effects. Read more…

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…