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Free Health Seminars Offered at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
10/30/2008

DALLAS — The following health seminars at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas are part of Advances in Medicine, an ongoing initiative to inform local residents about the latest treatments for common health problems and raise awareness about current medical issues.

Each session is free and includes a light dinner. To register, follow this link or call 1-800-4-Presby.

Angioplasty for the heart…good or bad?
Angioplasty is a common medical procedure used to improve symptoms from coronary artery disease. It is also used to help reduce damage to the heart muscle caused from a heart attack. Join Dr. James Park, an interventional cardiologist on the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, as he discusses different options for addressing heart disease. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 10, 2008, in Haggar Hall at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. To register, follow this link or call 1-800-4-Presby.

Plain Talk About Asthma
What is asthma and how can you find out if you have it? Getting a correct diagnosis is key and will help you to understand what your triggers are and what medication may help. Join Dr. Gary Gross, an allergist/immunologist on the medical staff at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, as he outlines current treatment options. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, in Haggar Hall at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. To register, follow this link or call 1-800-4-Presby.

Advances in Prostate Cancer Treatment
New technology has emerged that provides radiation therapy to patients in significantly less time. Faster treatment times often mean improved patient comfort. In addition to shorter treatment times, this technology can significantly shorten the number of treatment days for prostate patients. Join Drs. Jerry Barker and Donald Schwarz as they discuss this exciting new technology and the latest advances in the treatment of prostate cancer. The event will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, in Haggar Hall at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. To register, follow this link or call 1-800-4-Presby.

About Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Established in 1966, PHD is the flagship hospital of Presbyterian Healthcare System, a member of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system. US News and World Report ranks PHD, a recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to patients, among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. The 866-bed facility has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information about PHD, visit http://www.phscare.org/.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR's system of 13 hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System, and a medical research organization. THR is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit www.texashealth.org.

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