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Wednesday, November 28, 2018, from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm


Probiotics: What Are They? Should I Take Them?

We often hear that probiotics are good bacteria for our guts—but why? What makes certain bacteria “good” or “bad”? And does taking a daily dose of probiotics really help us? Associate Professor Will DePaoloPhD, director of the University of Washington’s new Center for Microbiome Sciences and Therapeutics (CMiST), will break down the science behind these live micro-organisms, which have received much attention in the recent years from researchers, manufacturers, and the wider public. DePaolo will debunk the widespread idea that every probiotic is good for every person, condition, or disease. He will also discuss current efforts to change a person’s microbiome through fecal implants and other methods. Rina Reyes, MD, associate professor of Rehabilitation Medicine and physiatrist at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System will then talk about what is currently known about probiotics for individuals with SCI. Continuing Education Credits will be available for physical and occupational therapists: 1.5 contact hours. Certificates will be provided.


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University of Washington Medical Center
1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA 98195
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