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Community Notebook: Public invited to free community health event at Stanford

Registration for 'Health Matters' begins April 1

Stanford Medicine is hosting "Health Matters" Saturday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Li Ka Shing Center for Learning and Knowledge, located at 291 Campus Drive.

The free community health event will feature a health pavilion and hands-on activities. Eventgoers can explore the Stanford Life Flight helicopter, play with robotic and 3-D technologies, visit dogs from the pet assisted wellness (PAWs) program and watch cooking demonstrations from Stanford nutritional experts.

Palo Alto community members are encourage to attend to learn more about the latest in advancements in medicine and health at Stanford Medicine and engage in talks and educational programs about health. Other events include:

• Lectures by Stanford Medicine faculty on topics, including maintaining cognitive health and preventing dementia; heart disease prevention; healthy aging; infectious disease; understanding breast cancer biology; and tips for safe workouts.

• A "mini medical school," where high school students can visit the campus, attend lectures and learn about medical school from current Stanford students.

Registration for the event begins April 1. For more information, visit healthmatters.stanford.edu.

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