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CONTACT:
Cindy Ficorelli
Phone: (810) 606-6270
Fax: (810) 606-6279
caficorelli@genesys.org

02/08/2010

Genesys announces free mini-medical school classes

(GENESSE COUNTY, MI) Back by popular demand, Genesys Learning Institute announces a new semester of free mini-medical school classes for the public - an opportunity to learn more about your health from Genesys medical experts.
Classes are designed to help you become a more educated health care consumer, and also help alleviate concerns you may have about medical conditions that affect you or your family.

Classes begin Monday, March 1, and are held at the Genesys Conference and Banquet Center (on the Genesys Regional Medical Center - Health Park campus in Grand Blanc Township) from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., every Monday evening through April 5.

Here is the mini-medical school schedule. You can sign up for as many classes as you would like. All are free.

March 1
Diabetes and obesity
Jamal Hammoud, MD, endocrinologist at Genesys

Kidney disease and diabetes
Manjit Grewal, MD, nephrologist at Genesys

March 8
Nutrition for diabetic patients
Ann Batchelor, Genesys registered dietitian; and Jamie Karn, RN, Genesys diabetes educator

Exercise for diabetic patients
Ruth Anne Harmes, certified exercise instructor, Genesys Diabetes and Nutrition Learning Center

March 15
Stress management and depression
Heather Kirkpatrick, PhD, psychologist, Genesys Behavioral Science

Peripheral artery disease/varicose and spider veins/aneurysms
Thomas Shuster, DO, peripheral vascular surgeon at Genesys

March 22
Alzheimer's Disease warning signs
Gerry Lincoln, program director, Michigan Regional Alzheimer's Association

Heart bypass surgery
Marc Silver, MD, Genesys cardiothoracic surgeon

March 29
Sleep apnea
Clark Headrick, DO, pulmonologist and medical director of Genesys Home and Hospice Care

Crohn's disease
Justin Miller, DO, gastroenterologist at Genesys

April 5
Hip and knee replacement
Frederick Schreiber, DO, orthopedic surgeon at Genesys

Minimally invasive spine surgery
Avery Jackson, MD, neurosurgeon at Genesys

To register for these classes, call the Genesys Learning Institute at 810-606-7725.

University of Michigan-Flint graduate students will receive one graduate credit for attending the entire winter semester of classes (paying usual graduate education fees). For details, call 810-606-7725 or check with the university.

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