Upstate News

May 2, 2002
Kathleen Paice 315 464-4839

University Hospital’s HealthLink presents free health seminars in May

Antibiotic resistance, pediatric asthma, depression and arthritis are among topics to be addressed at University Hospital HealthLink seminars in May. All seminars are free, open to the public and held in the Oasis complex on the lower level of Shoppingtown Mall. To register for any seminar, call 464-8668.

Upcoming seminar schedule is as follows:

  • May 6 from 1 to 2 p.m. and 3 to 4 p.m. “Bad Bugs: Antibiotic Resistant Organisms” Infection Control nurse Kathy Same and clinical educator Dona Ferguson will separate fact from fiction and help you find ways to protect yourself from illness due to antibiotic resistant organisms.
  • May 14 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. “Pediatric Asthma” Pediatric nurse practitioner Stacy Muscolino will discuss the physiology of asthma, how to recognize symptoms, therapeutic approaches and prevention education.
  • May 17 from noon to 1 p.m. “Family History and Cancer Risks” Certified genetic counselor Bonnie Braddock will give straight-forward information on what features in your family history could increase your cancer risk.
  • May 20 from 3 to 4 p.m. “Depression: Recognition and Treatment” Ann Costello, a registered nurse, will discuss the illness of depression, symptoms, treatment options, recovery and depression’s impact on overall health.
  • May 21 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. “Bad in the Bones: Arthritis and Joint Replacements” Debra Walczyk, a registered nurse, will discuss what arthritis is, how it damages joints, how joint replacements are done and their outcomes.
  • May 23 from 3 to 5 p.m. “Your Breast Cancer Risk” Jayne Charlamb, M.D., will discuss the latest information on breast care, breast cancer, risk factors, and the value of screenings, self-exams and prevention options.
  • May 28 from 5 to 6 p.m. “Pilates: Fitness for Everyone in the 21st Century” Physical therapist Christine Rieger will discuss what Pilates is and how it can improve strength, flexibility, athletic performance, and can help prevent and rehabilitate injuries and promote overall health.

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