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ProMedica Health System hosts fifth annual integrative medicine community event

PROMEDICA HEALTH SYSTEM HOSTS FIFTH ANNUAL INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE COMMUNITY EVENT: WELLNESS ACROSS THE AGE SPECTRUM

WHAT:

ProMedica Health System will present the fifth annual integrative medicine community event, Wellness Across the Age Spectrum. Integrative Medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes into account the whole person (body, mind and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. Integrative Medicine emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between patient and physician and makes use of all appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. This free event is open to the public and will feature keynote speakers, Dr. Mounir Elkhatib and Dr. Richard Flanigan.

More about Keynote Speakers

Mounir Elkhatib, MD, director, The Great Lakes Center for Integrative Medicine, ProMedica Health System, and clinical associate professor, The University of Toledo College of Medicine, will discuss The Mediterranean Diet.

Richard Flanigan, MD, preventive cardiologist and assistant clinical professor of cardiology, University of Colorado Health Science Center, will present The Language of Healing.

WHERE:

The Toledo Hospital Education Center Auditorium

2113 Hughes Drive, Toledo

WHEN:

Thursday, Sept. 25, 2008

6:30-8 p.m.

WHO:

To register for the public event, call 419-291-7901 or e-mail carrie.niemic@promedica.org by Sept. 22, 2008.

ProMedica Health System, ranked the nation's leading most integrated health system, was formed in 1986 and is a Toledo, Ohio-based, not-for-profit health care organization with 15,000 employees, 70 corporations and joint ventures, 2,900 physicians and more than 282 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. ProMedica facilities treated more than 2.5 million patients in 2007and includes 10 hospitals; ProMedica Continuing Care Services with senior, rehabilitation and integrative services; ProMedica Physician Group, a large network of primary care, obstetrics, and specialist physicians; Paramount Health Care, the largest HMO in northwest Ohio; and the Health, Education and Research Corporation, with more than 200 academic relationships. For more information, please visit www.promedica.org.

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