We’re hosting a fun and interactive lecture series where St. Charles doctors talk hot health care topics like sleep hygiene, diet, disease prevention and more.

The sugar poisoning of America

Understanding the link between your diet and your health

Monday, May 18, 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
McMenamins, Father Luke's Room, Bend

Dietary sugars are one of the biggest health threats in America. Join board-certified cardiologist Dr. David Guarraia to better understand our troubling consumption of sweetened food and learn more about the steps you can take to prevent chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease, and improve your overall health.

Dr. David Guarraia is the director of cardiac rehabilitation at the St. Charles Heart and Lung Center. He completed his graduate degree in pharmacology at the University of Missouri prior to attending medical school, where he continued his research with projects at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and at Cornell Medical College. He completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Arizona and his cardiology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University, where he remained for 10 years after developing the academic medical center’s Columbia River Gorge outreach clinics in Oregon and Washington.

Guarraia joined St. Charles Health System in November 2018, and brings with him an interest in preventive cardiology in an attempt to improve long-term outcomes and quality of life with fewer medications or procedures. He is currently the principle investigator of a low-carb diet study at St. Charles Bend.

About Doc Talks

Doc Talks take place every other month in Father Luke’s Room at McMenamins at 700 NW Bond St. in Bend. The one-hour talks start at 6:30 p.m. and are followed with a question-and-answer session. Admission is free, and food and beverages are available for purchase. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. First come, first served, arrive early.