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March 10, 2002
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

University Hospital’s HealthLink program presents free health seminars

Upcoming seminar schedule is as follows:

  • March 14 from 1 to 2 p.m. “Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD).” University Hospital experts will discuss the importance of testing for GERD and the equipment used to perform an endoscopic exam of the stomach and esophagus.
  • March 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. “Making Food Labels Work for You.” Clinical educator Dona Ferguson and registered dietician Nancy Rindfuss, both of University Hospital, will share hints and tools to take the confusion out of reading nutrition labels.
  • March 20 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. “Diabetes Alert.” Diabetes experts from University Hospital will discuss the importance of regular testing, symptoms, signs and treatments available.
  • March 21 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. “What if My Doctor Orders a Colonoscopy?” Experts from University Hospital’s Endoscopy Suite will discuss the benefits of timely screenings for colorectal diseases, equipment used to perform a colonoscopy and ways to reduce your risk of colorectal cancer.
  • March 22 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. “New Technologies in Breast Imaging.” University Hospital’s Woman’s Imaging administrator Gary Litvin will profile existing and on-the-horizon breast imaging techniques as well as the pros and cons of each.
  • March 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. “Preparing for a Hospital Admission.” Bettina Smallman, M.D., University Hospital anesthesiologist, will teach ways to decrease anxiety and stress about a hospital visit in both children and adults. Anesthesia, medications, pre-admission testing, Health Care Proxy and consent forms will also be discussed.

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