Dr. Sharon Diamond-Myrsten, a board-certified family practice physician with University of Virginia Health System, talked with more than 30 people Thursday night about preventive health and nutrition.
The physician was the guest speaker at a seminar presented at Wayland Baptist Church by the Louisa branch of the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. The seminar was the first of three that will be held through February.
Diamond-Myrsten focused on the concerns and questions expressed by community members. Many were concerned with diet, cancer screening, exercise and diabetes. She shared the benefits of fresh vegetables and how they help establish healthy eating habits. Portion control of foods is also a way to work on developing healthy eating habits.
Cancer screenings often begin for individuals in their twenties and onward through later adulthood. Cervical, lung, prostate and colon cancer are among the most common screenings performed. Depending on family history, some screenings may start earlier.
To read the entire story, see the Jan. 26 edition of The Central Virginian.