Community members are invited to learn about insomnia, heart health, arthritis, obesity and diabetes at a minimedical school starting March 7.
The sessions will run from 6 to 8 p.m. every Wednesday for five weeks and cost $50 per person. Physicians and scientists from the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center will lead the classes. Students will not be required to do homework or take exams.
The classes will be held in Room 2117 at the College of Medicine, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., and limited to 120 people. For a reservation, call 626-7301. The classes are:
● March 7: “Insomnia, treatment for sleep disturbance,” taught by psychology professor Richard Bootzin.
● March 14: “Cardiology, putting heart into your health,” taught by Dr. Lorraine Mackstaller.
● March 21: “Arthritis, it just ain’t your mama’s joints,” taught by Dr. Jeffrey Lisse.
● March 28: “The widening of America – why are we becoming more obese?” Taught by Lisa Staten, the director of the Southwest Center for Community Health Promotion.
● April 4: “Diabetes and cardiovascular disease,” taught by Dr. James Sowers.