Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention: What a Stress Test May Not Be Telling You

This seminar will review root causes of heart attack and stroke which are not always addressed by standard labs, tests and medication so that participants have a basic knowledge to ask questions and advocate for themselves. Plaque inside the artery wall causes difficulty in predicting heart attacks.

Recent research sheds new light on the measurement of plaque and cardiovascular inflammation before obstruction occurs. Inflammation has the effect of dislodging plaque to make adults vulnerable to either heart attack or stroke. The CDC estimates that 90 percent of the population 60 or older has undiagnosed prediabetes which can lead to inflammation. Evidenced based standards for identifying and controlling insulin resistance will be discussed along with the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

RSVP to sandcastle@kica.us.

After graduating from MUSC, Dr. Ford Brewer ran the postgraduate program in prevention at Johns Hopkins, has over 25 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has run large medical staff teams in prevention, primary care, and telemedicine.  He has a Youtube Channel with over 62,000 followers, and works with patients nationally and internationally on early diagnosis of heart disease, diabetes, and cognitive decline using a personalized care approach.

Janice Derrickson has a Doctorate in health education and a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins in addition to a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.  Her further training as a Health Coach from Vanderbilt is a critical asset for working collaboratively with patients to create lasting lifestyle changes.


Art Film: Pavarotti

Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council
Tickets: https://www.kiawahisland.org/events/
No Tickets Required

Created from a combination of Luciano Pavarotti’s genre-redefining performances and revealing never-before-seen footage, this documentary film delivers a wonderfully intimate portrait of the most beloved opera singer of all time. Directed by Academy Award-winner Ron Howard, Pavarotti was released to United Stated audiences in June of 2019. New York Times critic Ken Jaworowski wrote, “Pavarotti’s larger-than-life personality shines in almost every scene. The singer’s optimism is contagious, and his schoolboy-like wonder is jubilant. There’s a lot to smile at here.”


Yuriy Bekker Piano Quartet

Sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island Arts & Cultural Events Council
Tickets: https://www.kiawahisland.org/events/
Ticket Release: Kiawah 2/4 Public 2/7
Cost: No Charge

Beloved Charleston-based violinist and conductor Yuriy Bekker will bring violist Michael Klotz, cellist Jason Calloway and pianist Andrew Armstrong together to form a powerhouse quartet. The four musicians will perform an exquisite chamber music concert for the Kiawah audience.

Yuriy has led the Charleston Symphony Orchestra as Concertmaster since 2007 and was named its Principal Pops Conductor in 2016. He served as the orchestra’s Acting Artistic Director from 2010-2014 and Director of Chamber Orchestra from 2014-2015, playing a major role in the orchestra’s successful resurgence. He has performed worldwide as a celebrated guest concertmaster, avid chamber musician, and soloist.

Michael Klotz has established an international reputation as a performer and pedagogue of the viola. Michael made his solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic at the age of 17 and has since then appeared as soloist with orchestra, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestra principal worldwide. He joined the Amernet String Quartet in 2002 and has toured and recorded commercially with the ensemble throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Romania, Colombia, Belgium, and Spain.

Cellist Jason Calloway has performed to acclaim throughout North America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Middle East as soloist and chamber musician. Jason also plays with Amernet String Quartet, the Ensemble-in-Residence at Florida International University in Miami, and he was previously a member of the Naumburg award-winning Biava Quartet, formerly in residence at the Juilliard School.

Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences across Asia, Europe, Latin America, Canada, and the United States, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Grand Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, and Warsaw’s National Philharmonic.