NIC presents health and wellness series

North Idaho College will present a series of seminars this spring focused on health and wellness.
“Recognizing and Treating Depression” will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6 in Room 106 of the Meyer Health and Sciences Building on NIC’s main campus. Dr. Amy Anderson, who specializes in family medicine in Spokane, will talk about the one-third of people with depression that do not know they have it and the two-thirds of people who know they suffer from depression that do not seek treatment due to the lack of recognition or embarrassment. The seminar will help participants learn to assess the medical or life changes that may lead to depression, recognize the symptoms and know when to talk to a doctor and learn about treatments that are currently available.
Dr. Madeleine Geraghty, a nationally-recognized neurologist practicing in Spokane, will present the latest information on early intervention for stroke during “Brain Attack! Stroke” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27 in NIC’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 106. Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a major cause of adult disability. A stroke cuts off vital supplies of blood and oxygen to the brain cells that control everything we do. New research confirms that early warning signs can predict the onset of a stroke and that the hours immediately following a stroke are crucial to recovery.
Dr. Richard Gower, who specializes in internal medicine as well as travel medicine and immunizations at the Rockwood Clinic in Spokane, will present “Traveling Well” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, March 13 in Room 106 of NIC’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building. Gower will stress during the seminar that staying healthy while traveling is a matter of planning, not luck. The seminar will teach about medications, vaccinations, jet lag prevention, food and beverage consumption and packing tips to help travelers prevent illness or unanticipated health risks.
The series is sponsored by the North Idaho College Wellness Committee, the Rockwood Clinic, Premera Blue Cross and the Idaho Network of Biomedical Research Education.
All seminars are free and open to the public.
Information: (208) 769-7818.

For More Information
NIC Student Health Services Director Linda Michal-Hawks, (208) 769-3374

Posted: Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006

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