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IL: Mini-Medical School Open to Community Members

March 25, 2011


by Office of Communications

Community members can learn about current topics in healthcare at Midwestern University's Mini-Medical School. The Mini-Medical School will be held from 6:30 to 8:15 PM on April 4, April 7, April 11, and April 14, at the University's campus located at 555 31st Street in Downers Grove.

Participants will be accepted on a first come, first served basis and are able to register for individual dates. The cost of the entire program is $25, a single session is $10. Individuals interested in attending the Mini-Medical School can register by visiting the program's website at http://minimed.midwestern.edu or by calling 630/515-6048.

Each lecture is presented by a healthcare professional at Midwestern University which is the home of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Sciences, and College of Dental Medicine-Illinois. Topics to be covered include:

Anxiety and Depression: Clinical Concerns - Medical, behavioral, and emotional problems associated with anxiety and depression can exact significant costs to individuals, families, and the community at large. Learn more about the most common clinical issues surrounding anxiety and depression in the general population and review effective intervention strategies to mitigate the negative consequences.

Managing Metabolic Syndrome with Lifestyle Modification - Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of related disorders that stem from obesity. Current estimates are that 20 to 25% of the U.S. population is affected by metabolic syndrome and research indicates that lifestyle modification plays a critical role in both prevention and treatment. Find out about evidence-based lifestyle modifications that are recommended for weight loss and non-pharmacological management.

Introduction to Principles of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture - Discover more about Chinese Medicine, with a specific focus on the role of acupuncture in maintaining and restoring the body's energy balance and in treating a variety of ailments or medical conditions.

Wound Care - Take a look at modern emergency wound care and discover the answers to questions such as: When should I go to a physician for wound repair? How quickly do I need a wound to be looked at? How do healthcare providers decide to use sutures, staples, and tissue glue and how do each work? When do I need antibiotics?

A complete schedule of speakers and topics is available on the website. Please e-mail questions to minimed@midwestern.edu.

 


More Information

For more information, please contact:
Office of Communications
630/515-7333 (IL) or 623/572-3353 (AZ)
communications@midwestern.edu


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