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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

'Health Smarts' at the library

NEW HAVEN - The New Haven Public Library and the Hospital of Saint Raphael will launch a new series this fall to update the public’s understanding of important health issues, according to a statement.
The Health Smarts series will be offered by physicians from the hospital in three sessions at the downtown library, 133 Elm St., on the following Tuesday evenings from 6-7p.m.:

September 21 — Stroke Update: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment, presented by Dr. Lori Cretella, attending neurologist and Stroke Team member.

Cretella received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine, followed by a neurology residency and fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Brown University.

September 28 — Herbal Medicine and Homeopathy, presented by Dr. Robert Nardino, who directs the internal medicine residency program. Nardino has taught for 15 years about complementary & alternative medicine.

October 5 — Cholesterol: Getting the bad one down and the good one up, presented by Dr. Elena Citkowitz, director of the Cholesterol Management Center.

Citkowitz obtained her medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine, did her residency in Internal Medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, and was a fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Questions are invited following all presentations.
There no charge and free parking is available. For details call the library at 203-946-8835.



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