Dr. Edred Shen Speaks to Westfield Rotary Club

(above, l-r) President of the Rotary Club of Westfield Tony LaPorta; Past President and speaker Dr. Edred Shen.

Physician Speaks to Westfield Rotary Club

Submitted by Dr. D. Michael Hart

On Tuesday, January 10, Dr. Edred Shen, M.D. spoke to the members of the Rotary Club of Westfield. Dr. Shen ran the meeting as an informal question and answer session. This informative session included topics such as proper nutrition, exercise, and the keys to longevity. Dr. Shen points out that the first major event to increase human longevity was the development of sanitation systems. The second major development was the discovery of antimicrobials. All of the developments after these two have only increased human life span for a few years. In spite of spending huge amounts on health care, Americans do not live as long as people from other industrialized cultures, mostly due to our sedentary lifestyle. He says the key to longevity is exercise and proper nutrition.

Dr. Shen is an Internal Medicine specialist in Scotch Plains. He is a member of the Medical Staff of Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey. He is also a member of the clinical faculty who teach and provide lectures for residents, interns and medical students.

Dr. Shen graduated from Rutgers Medical School with a full merit scholarship in 1994, then completed his internship and residency at University of Rochester. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, plus is licensed in Medical Acupuncture. His website isdoctorshen.com.

Dr Shen joined The Rotary Club of Westfield in 2002, and was elected as Club President in 2006-07, Club Foundation Chair in 2007-08, and has served on many committees and projects. He feels that it is important for successful professionals and business people to “give back” to their communities.

The Rotary Club of Westfield meets the first three Tuesdays of each month for lunch at Limani Seafood Grill on North Ave.  at noon. Guests are always welcome. For information check out the website westfieldrotary.com, or contact club secretary Michael Hart by email at drmhart@yahoo.com.

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