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Posted: Mar 31, 2009  08:53

NIC Continues Spring Series on Health Topics

      NIC Public Information Coordinator

North Idaho College will continue its series of seminars in April focused on health topics. Each seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights in the Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 106.

Dr. Randil Clark of North Idaho Urology will present "What's Robotic Surgery?" April 7. The presentation will cover how robotic surgery differs from traditional surgery and the advantages of the robotic procedures.

Dr. Robert Burnett, who specializes in heart and cardio thoracic surgery, will present "The Present and Future of Cardiac Surgery" April 14. He will provide details on local, regional and national options for patients with common cardiac surgical issues. Topics include coronary artery disease, adult cardiac valvular disease, great vessel disease and arrhythmia surgery.

"The Curious Case of Toxoplasma Gondii: A Very Resilient Parasite" will be presented April 21 by Gustavo Arrizabalaga of the University of Idaho. Arrizabalaga will present on parasite infections in humans and animals and how this particular pathogen adapts to many environments, making it difficult to eradicate.

The series is sponsored by the NIC Division of Natural Sciences, Idaho Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and Kootenai Health.

All seminars are free and open to the public.

Information: 208-769-3495.


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