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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 25, 2011
Contact: Karen Tripmacher, Assistant Director Community Relations & Special Projects

(516) 663-2234


“UNDERSTANDING & CONTROLLING INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE” FREE LECTURE - APRIL 12TH

Recent studies show that individuals with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can help protect their well being through preventive measures. To learn the latest recommendations and more, the public is invited to attend Winthrop-University Hospital’s Perspectives in Health free lecture, “Understanding & Controlling (IBD),” on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at 7:00 PM. It will be held at Winthrop’s Community Outreach Center, 101 Mineola Boulevard at the corner of Second Street in Mineola.

Raluca Vrabie, MD, Faculty Physician in Winthrop’s Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, will provide an overview of IBD, explaining this autoimmune disease which includes Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis. Find out why vaccinations are important, what you need to know about colon cancer screenings, and more. A question and answer period will follow the lecture.

Representatives from the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America will also be on hand to provide information and support.

Attendees are asked to arrive at 6:45 PM for registration. Parking and the entrance are available in the rear of the building. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To reserve a space, please call (516) 663-8300.

Perspectives in Health is a free community health education program, coordinated by the Nurse Specialist Group at Winthrop. For information on other programs at the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP.

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