On Thursday, September 18, Humboldt General Hospital will present the next
installment of its 2014 "Healthy Year, Healthy You" seminar series.
"Dystonia: Get the Facts" will take place from noon to 1 p.m.
in the hospital's Sonoma Conference Room. There is no charge to attend
and lunch will be served.
Humboldt General Hospital Wellness Coordinator Louis Mendiola will facilitate
the hour-long discussion, which will put a face on the disease that affects
as many as 500,000 people in the United States and Canada.
Dystonia is a neurological disorder that causes muscles in the body to
spasm and contract involuntarily. The disorder can attack one muscle group
or it may affect muscles throughout the body. People of all genders, ages,
ethnicities and races are affected.
"We want to help raise people's awareness of this disorder,"
said Mendiola, "and possibly help sufferers who may not understand
the cause of their symptoms."
September's seminar continues a year-long series of "Healthy Year,
Healthy You" presentations aimed at helping local residents achieve
a greater state of wellness.
All presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the third Thursday of
each month. There is never a charge to attend and lunch is always served.
For more information on the "Healthy Year, Healthy You" presentation
scheduled for noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, September 18, please call Mendiola
at (775) 623-5222, ext. 1740.