Upcoming WorkLife classes to focus on importance of prevention

February 9, 2012

Two upcoming classes from WorkLife Programs will focus on different aspects of prevention, aiming to provide valuable information on practical things to do to make everyday habits easier, healthier and more effective.

"Appropriate Use of Over the Counter Medications" will be held from 4:10 to 4:50 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 14) in Stewart Center, Room 318. Cynthia Koh-Knox, clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, will present.

With the rising costs of health care, self-care has become very important, and that can mean taking over-the-counter medications. Participants will learn how to read labels to look for active ingredients and to compare generics with name-brand medicines, as well as get advice on when it is appropriate to self-treat and how to demystify the confusing titles of drugs. Information about common herbal products and dietary supplements will be included.

"Preventive Dentistry" will take place from 4:10 to 4:50 p.m. Feb. 21 in Stewart Center, Room 318. This class will be presented by Michael Laszynski, a dentist practicing in Greater Lafayette.

Participants will learn how to properly care for their teeth and prevent problems caused by poor oral hygiene, which has been linked to gum disease, infection, bone loss, heart disease, strokes and more. Bring your questions and take away a new understanding of how to improve and maintain your dental health.

To register for these or other offerings, go to www.purdue.edu/worklife and log in with your career account and password, or call WorkLife Programs at 49-45461.

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