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NIC presents health and wellness series

North Idaho College will continue a series of seminars this spring focused on health and wellness.
 
|photo1|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.
 
|photo2|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 NIC Division of Natural Sciences, NIC Division of Health Professions and Nursing, the Rockwood Clinic, Premera Blue Cross and the Idaho Network of Biomedical Research Education.
 
Both 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: Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006

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