Healthy Head to Toe

Your wellness is our passion. As the leader in getting people healthy and keeping them well, Legacy Health's mission is good health for everyone. With our Healthy Head to Toe speaker series, we bring you fresh perspective on current health topics. Hear what our health and wellness experts have to say about health information in the news and get their tips for making healthy changes in your own life.

Hosted in downtown Portland at the Bing Lounge, our Healthy Head to Toe events feature Legacy Health experts, light refreshments, and cutting edge information you can use.


Upcoming Healthy Head to Toe events

Women at midlife 

Join us for a lively discussion about this transition in life and learn what changes and symptoms to expect and how they may be different for every woman. Dr. Megan Bird , Dr. Linda Moore  and Dr. Virginia San Miguel will answer your questions and discuss what you can do to manage hot flashes, sleeplessness, headaches, and more! 

Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 

Randall Children's Kids' Jam - Music and Health

Join us for an evening of music and fun for parents and pre-school aged children. Presented by Randall Children's Hospital. This special event features a live, interactive musical performance, plus musical crafts, healthy snacks, and complimentary beer and wine for mom and dad. Parents will learn about the positive impact music makes on health and family life.

Date: Thursday, December 4, 2014


Past Healthy Head to Toe events

Hormones, hot flashes and hysteria: what you need to know about menopause

Join us for a lively discussion about this important transition in life and learn what changes and symptoms to expect and how they may be different for every woman. Our panel of female physicians will discuss menopause symptoms and what you can do to manage hot flashes, sleeplessness, headaches, and more. They will also address the sexual changes menopause may bring and discuss ways to keep physical and emotional closeness. This class covers the pros and cons of using different types of hormones and will review ways to protect yourself from osteoporosis.  There will be time for Q & A with the physicians.                          

Speakers: Megan Bird, MD, Melissa Pendergrass, MD, and Virginia San Miguel, MD
Date: January 30th, 2014

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The day I fired my doctor and took charge of my health – and my blood pressure

Your “numbers” tell a story about your hidden health – do you know them? Learn what your numbers say about your current health and what they mean to your heart and your brain, now and in the future. Hear what your doctor should be telling you, and what you should be asking to make sure you’re getting the best care. Take home practical tips for small changes in diet and lifestyle that will add up to big benefits for your overall health.

Speaker: Jennifer Stafford, RN
Date: February 25th, 2014

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Top tips for an amazing brain

Learn about your brain, your memory and your mental health – you have more control over your brain and how it ages than you probably think. Identify positive behaviors that are keeping your brain healthy and those that aren’t. Take home tips to boost your brain power through diet, exercise, sleep, and more.

Speakers: Sumeeth Bhat, MD and Beenish Khwaja, DO
Date: March 11th, 2014

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Burning through the empty calories of weight loss in the news

Can you make your body fat work for you? Which celebrity diet is right for you? Will weight loss pills finally do the trick? We’re bombarded with information and research about fat and weight loss in today’s media. How can you make this information work for you? Join Legacy’s weight experts as they help you decipher which information you can – and can’t – apply to your own body in a healthy way. Walk away with the knowledge you need to make small, realistic steps towards your health goals.

Speakers: Sarah Curole, R.D., Valerie Halpin, M.D., Emily York, Ph.D.
Date: April 24, 2014

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Healthy foods for the whole family

Can busy parents really make fresh, healthy meals in a hurry? How do you get picky eaters to try new things and eat what’s best for them? Join experts from Randall Children’s Hospital along with a local chef for an evening of demonstration, tasting and inspiration. Leave with recipes to try at home, ideas for simple, money-saving menu changes and tips to make the most of the bounty of fresh ingredients available in the Pacific Northwest.

Speakers: Chef Abby Fammartino, Heather Larson, M.D., Tara Jones, M.S., R.D.
Date: May 14, 2014

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Moms and daughters

Bring your daughter along to hear from Legacy's experts in women's and adolescent health! It can be challenging talking to your daughters about personal subjects such as first gynecological exams, puberty, sexuality, body image, menstrual cycles  and the HPV vaccine. Come to this lively class and learn more about what is normal and what may not be. There will be plenty of time for Q & A including the option to text in your questions anonymously. You’ll get your questions answered, and so will she!

Speakers: Megan Bird, M.D., Virginia San Miguel  M.D. and Melissa Pendergrass, M.D.
Date: June 12, 2014

Concussion in Athletes: Staying Ahead of the Game

Concussion is in the news more than ever. Whether you’re a parent, coach or athlete, join us at a free talk and learn how to recognize, care for and recover from concussion. Local radio personality, John Canzano of 750-AM THE GAME, will lead a discussion with Legacy Health’s concussion experts — including a sports medicine physician, pediatric emergency medicine physician and athletic trainer. 

Speakers: Jon Buchanan, MBA, M.D., Todd Rinder, Ph.D., ATC, CSCS
Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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