Hot Topics: Fall Biology Seminar Series
The Fall Biology Seminar Series kicked off on August 8 with one of the hottest topics in health today: the Swine Flu Pandemic. Paul Byers, M.D., Medical Director of the Epidemiology Program at the Mississippi State Board of Health, spoke about Swine Flu’s prevention and the prognosis for the future. On October 16, the seminar series presented “The Physical Health of our Nation,” with guest lecturer Shannon Cole, MSN, FNP-BC, from the Vanderbilt School of Nursing. She addressed important public health issues including obesity, diabetes, and nutrition. For the final event of the fall series, Freda Bush, M.D., spoke on “Sex and the Brain” on November 13. Dr. Bush, a partner in private practice with East Lakeland OB-GYN Associates, is a well known doctor, speaker, and author. Along with her speaking engagements and abstinence education work, she recently co-authored the book Hooked, New Science on How
Casual Sex is Affecting Our Children.