New medical research results regarding healthy lifestyles, preventive activities and alternative, integrative medicine are useful to the community,” offers Ellen Cosgrove, M.D., associate dean for continuing medical education. “These Mini Med Schools are a great chance for the public to ask physicians questions and gather information to make informed, intelligent lifestyle and health treatment decisions.”

The four seminars being offered are:

MODERN MICROBES: West Nile , SARS and Monkey Pox, February 3, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Learn about how these “bugs” cause disease in humans and what you can do to protect yourself and your family. Discover the fascinating relationship of animals in the life cycle of these viruses and bacteria, as well as the impact public policy and international animal trade on these bugs.

NUTS TO YOU: Heart-Healthy News about Walnuts, Almonds and Peanuts, February 10, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.,

New studies show the definite health benefits, including lower cholesterol, in people who regularly eat nuts. Also, learn the facts about peanut allergies, as well as promising new therapies.

SHOTS ARE NOT JUST FOR KIDS: Adult Vaccines for Good Health, February 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Why are so few adults taking advantage of the vaccines that can protect them from major killers, like flu and pneumonia? Find out if you or your family are at risk for Hepatitis B and who should get the vaccine.

INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE: Complimentary and Alternative Therapies for Cancer and Chronic Pain, February 24, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

There are a growing number of approaches using herbs, vitamins, ayurvedic, acupuncture, mindfulness, relaxation therapy and more that offer cancer and chronic pain patients help. Hear the state of the science in the application of these ancient therapies to modern conditions.

These health-wise seminars, conducted by physicians with UNM’s School of Medicine, are located at the UNM Continuing Education Building, 1643 University Blvd. NE. They are free to the public and no registration is required. For more information, call 272-3942.

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center provides added value to health care through leadership in providing innovative, collaborative education; advancing frontiers of science through research critical to the future of health care; delivering health care services that are at the forefront of science; and facilitating partnerships with public and private biomedical and health enterprises. For more information on the UNM Health Sciences Center, visit .

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