NIC presents health series in March on various wellness topics

North Idaho College will present a series of seminars in March focused on health and wellness. Each seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights in Room 106 of the Meyer Health and Sciences Building on NIC’s main campus.

“Breast Cancer: Staying Informed” will be presented March 6. Jeanne Robison, the clinical director of cancer services at the Rockwood Cancer Treatment Center, will speak about one of the most common cancers affecting 211,000 American women each year. The presentation will focus on breast cancer screenings, treatment, services for patients and families, the importance of self-exams, listening to the body and coping with the stresses of a cancer diagnosis.

Dr. Eric Anderson of Rockwood Clinic Family Medicine will present “A Prescription for Exercise” March 13. The talk will provide general fitness advice for healthy adults using guidelines from the American College of Sports Medicine. Anderson will also discuss the framework for designing a practical exercise program and how to maximize activity levels.

Dr. Madeleine Geraghty of the Rockwood Clinic and Sacred Heart Medical Center Stroke Center will present the latest information on early intervention for stroke during “Stroke: Causes, Treatments and Warning Signs” March 20. 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 the body does. 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. Geraghty, a neurologist, will present the latest information on early intervention for stroke.

“Listen to Your Body Talk” will be presented by Dr. Amy Anderson of Rockwood Clinic Family Medicine March 27. The presentation will cover common women’s health issues and disease prevention throughout the various phases of a woman’s life. Topics will include human papillomavirus, cervical cancer, breast cancer, osteoporosis, colon cancer and heart disease. Current recommendations for screening and preventing these diseases will also be discussed.

The series is sponsored by the NIC Division of Natural Sciences, the Rockwood Clinic and the Idaho-INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence).

All seminars are free and open to the public.

Information: (208) 769-3476. 

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NIC Microbiology Instructor Rhena Cooper, (208) 769-3476

Posted: Friday, March 2, 2007

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