11th Annual Mini-Medical School kicks off Feb. 7

January 25 2006

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Keep up on the latest medical information by attending the 11th annual Mini Medical School, Feb. 7 through April 18. This program is free of charge and open to the general public.

Speakers will appear as a panel of health care providers. The panelists for each two-hour session will be health care professionals and other health care specialists typically involved in the diagnosis and treatment of the symptom or condition under consideration. Panelists will work together to present a comprehensive picture of how the symptoms lead to a diagnosis and how the initial diagnosis is distinguished from other diseases that may share similar symptoms. Following a 40 to 50 minute panel presentation and a refreshment break, a moderator will present written and oral questions from the audience related to the evening's topic. The forum is not intended to provide diagnosis of specific disease concerns of the public, but to suggest the paths needed for consumers to resolve their medical questions.

Sessions are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. each Tuesday at the Landsbaum Center for Health Education, located at 1433 N. 6th Street.

Sessions are free but reservations are recommended due to limited seating. For more information, or to make a reservation, call Indiana State University Community and Professional Programs at 812-237-4011, or 1-800-234-1639.

Sponsors for this year's Mini Medical School are Affinity Stress Center; AP&S Clinic; Hamilton Center, Inc.; Indiana State University; Indiana University School of Medicine - Terre Haute; Ivy Tech Community College; Minority Health Coalition of Vigo County, Inc.; Providence Medical Group; Terre Haute Regional Hospital; Union Hospital Health Group and West Central Area Health Education Center.

Sessions and their scheduled topics:
Feb. 7 - Are We Prepared? Natural or Man Made Disasters
Feb. 14 - Health Epidemics: Out with the Old, In with the New
Feb. 21 - Your Heart: Does it Beat Right?
March 7 - Alzheimer's Disease: The Search for a Cause and Cure
March 14 - Diabetes: What's new and What's Tried and True?
March 21 - Autism: What is Causing the 'Epidemic'?
April 4 - Depression: Separating Fact from Myth
April 11 - Go with the Flow: New Vascular Interventions
April 18 - Living Healthy with Arthritis

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Contact: Mark Schaffer, West Central Area Health Education Center, (812) 238-4365 or mschaffe@medicine.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or devmeyer@isugw.indstate.edu

ISU Communications and Marketing: (812) 237-3773 or http://www.indstate.edu/news

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Keep up on the latest medical information by attending the 11th annual Mini Medical School, Feb. 7 through April 18.

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