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Media Contact: Holly Korschun 22 January 2007    
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Emory MiniMedical School Focuses On Key Areas of Health and Wellbeing
Emory's popular MiniMedical School returns this winter with 12 of Emory School of Medicine's top faculty providing new insights into health, medicine and wellbeing. Returning alumni and new students can earn their MiniMedical School diploma in this entertaining six-week community lecture series.

Randy Martin, MD, Emory director of echocardiology and Channel 2 health reporter, is course director. This year's MiniMedical School course will be held at Emory Crawford Long Hospital in midtown Atlanta in the Glenn Building Auditorium, on six consecutive Tuesday evenings, Jan. 30 to March 6, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuition is $110 (with a discount for MiniMedical School alumni and Emory faculty and staff). The fee includes refreshments, a class binder with handouts, a T-shirt, and a diploma awarded upon completion. Free parking is available.

Emory MiniMedical School faculty will tackle many critical and fascinating medical questions, including how to protect your heart and prevent cardiovascular disease; progress in preventing and treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease; how obesity and diabetes affect the long-term health of organs such as the liver; the difference between allergies and other health problems; the latest medical advances in infertility and hormone replacement; how best to optimize prostate health; the state-of-the-art for managing back problems; avoiding antibiotic-resistant germs; how nanotechnology can help detect and treat cancer; and how predictive medicine may be changing the future of healthcare.

For a complete schedule and to register, visit the Emory Center for Lifelong Learning at


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