Sindecuse schedules informational programs
Jan. 29, 2003
KALAMAZOO -- Sindecuse Health Center at Western Michigan University has scheduled four upcoming programs for WMU faculty and staff through its Office of Health Promotion and Education. The final session also is open to WMU students. For more information or to register, call 269 387-3263. Information also is available by visiting <www.wmich.edu/shc> and clicking on the "Healthy Living Workshops" section.
A "You Are What You Eat (or drink)" workshop for faculty and staff will be presented by nutritionist Gretchen Kauth from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, in 3220 Sindecuse. The cost is $5. Open to WMU faculty and staff, it will aid attendees in assessing their eating and drinking habits and inform them how to improve their health through good nutrition.
A "What Is Normal Eating?" workshop for faculty and staff will be presented by a Sindecuse nutritionist from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in 3250 Sindecuse. The cost is $5. Open to WMU faculty and staff, it will address the signs and symptoms of dysfunctional eating and ways to move back toward normal eating habits.
A free class on "Better Bones, Brighter Futures" will be taught by nutritionist Gretchen Kauth from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, in 3240 Sindecuse. Online registration is available. Open to WMU faculty and staff, it will address the silent disease of osteoporosis. Attendees will learn about this bone-thinning disease and how dietary deficiencies, lack of exercise, smoking, alcohol, family history, or use of certain medications increases risk of this disease. Prevention, detection and treatment also will be discussed.
A free, one-session workshop on "Understanding and Managing Depression" will be presented by Dr. Elaine Phillips from 5:15 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in 3250 Sindecuse. Online registration is available. Open to WMU students, faculty and staff, it will help participants to recognize symptoms of depression in themselves or others. It will involve a discussion of causes of depression and how depression can be managed and treated.
Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, firstname.lastname@example.org