12th Annual Mini-Medical School kicks off Feb. 6

January 22 2007

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. - Keep up on the latest medical information by attending the 12th annual Mini Medical School sessions, Feb. 6 through April 17. 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. 6 1/2th Street.

Sessions are free but reservations are recommended due to limited seating. For more information, or to make a reservation, call the Indiana State University Office of Continuing Education 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 Indiana Area Health Education Center.

Sessions and their scheduled topics: Feb. 6 - Advances in Breast Health Feb. 13 - Advances in Knee Replacement Technology Feb. 20 - Women and Heart Health March 6 - Controlling the Epidemic of Diabetes March 13 - How Well Do You Really Know Your Thyroid March 20 - Understanding Bi-Polar Disorder April 3 - The Truth about Prescription Drug Abuse April 10 - Autism: New Understanding April 17 - Is it Really a Spider Bite?: Community Acquired MRSA Infections

Health screenings may be offered in conjunction with some of these programs. Watch your local newspaper or call the reservation number for details.

Contact: Don Schoolcraft, West Central Indiana Area Health Education Center, (812) 237-9688 or dschoolcraf@medicine.indstate.edu

Writer: Paula Meyer, ISU Communications & Marketing, (812) 237-3783 or pmeyer4@isugw.indstate.edu

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Keep up on the latest medical information by attending the 12th annual Mini Medical School sessions, Feb. 6 through April 17. This program is free of charge and open to the general public.

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