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Originally published March 2, 2011 at 10:24 AM | Page modified March 2, 2011 at 10:24 AM

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Shelf Talk | Medical Lectures + medical info: at your public library!

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The 5th Medical Lecture Series started last October and still has two more to go. Plan to attend to learn more about medical research for two medical conditions of great interest to many. On Wednesday, March 2 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., Dr. Hojoong (Mike) Kim will talk about new treatments in the pipeline for Parkinson’s patients. If you have Parkinson’s disease or are caring for someone who does, there are new treatments on the horizon that may provide real hope. Dr. Kim will discuss new studies and treatments that involve pharmaceutics, gene therapy and stem cell transplantation.

Dr. Christopher K. Varley will be discussing the team approach with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) on Wednesday, April 6, also from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. ADHD is a common problem of inattentiveness, overactivity, impulsiveness or a combination. It’s a long-term, chronic condition that affects children and adults. Collaborative efforts that bring together parents, teachers and doctors are necessary to optimize opportunities and achieve success. Dr. Varley will define the disorder and share his ideas on managing symptoms and redirecting energy toward constructive and educational paths.

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