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Chronically Ill but Chronically Fabulous: An Overview of Crohn's Disease

Chronically Ill but Chronically Fabulous: An Overview of Crohn's Disease

Chronically Ill but Chronically Fabulous: An Overview of Crohn's Disease

Date and Time

Monday, April 7, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Location

  • Center for Health Sciences » 119 - Hager Auditorium

Description

Chronically Ill but Chronically Fabulous: An Overview of Crohn's Disease

Date: Monday April 7th, 2014

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Location: CHS 119 – Hager Auditorium

Leadership Initiative Credit (LIC) Approved

This seminar will provide GVSU health science students with an overview of Crohn's Disease which currently affects over 700,000 Americans and is a growing concern. (Although designed for health sciences students, the seminar is open to all who desire to attend.) Local professionals, GVSU faculty, and several Crohn's patients will highlight the aspects of the disease including the etiology, pharmaceutical and surgical treatment, and the effects of diet and exercise on patients' quality of life. An active disease can greatly decrease patients' quality of life, but intentional management of the disease by physicians and patients together has the potential to increase quality of life. By attending this seminar, students will have a greater understanding how important it is to consider the disease in a patient's life when encountered during their professional career and how to prescribe a holistic approach to treatment.

Contact

If you have any questions please contact Claire Wilcox at wilcoxcl@mail.gvsu.edu.
 

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