‘Always Better’ Series Opens with Talks on Health Info on the Web, Infertility

September 11, 2007

"The Always Better program...offers a broad range of courses, seminars, medical workshops and events designed to enhance and enrich the lives of people in the Rochester area..."

The University of Rochester will launch its fall Always Better workshop series, open to the public, with an Oct. 1 class on health information on the Web, and an Oct. 4 session on understanding and dealing with infertility.

“Health Information on the Web: How to Find Reliable Answers to Your Health Questions” will be presented by Mary Beth Klofas and Pamela White of the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Miner Library, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1 in the Medical Center’s Nesbit Classroom. This hands-on computer class will give participants a chance to explore medical and health-related Web sites that contain the best and most reliable information about health conditions, staying well, medications, local health organizations, doctors and hospitals. The course fee is $15 and advance registration is required. Call (585) 275-2344 to register.

“What to Do When There is Infertility” will be led by John Queenan Jr., M.D., associate professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and a fertility expert at Strong Fertility Center, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 at the University’s River Campus. Infertility affects one out of every 10 couples. This class will provide an overview of the causes of infertility in men and women, as well as options and treatments available. The class fee is $15 per person or $20 per couple and advance registration is required. Call (585) 275-2344 to register.

The Always Better program, made possible through collaboration between the University of Rochester College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering, the Medical Center, and the Memorial Art Gallery, offers a broad range of courses, seminars, medical workshops and events designed to enhance and enrich the lives of people in the Rochester area, helping them to live life Always Better. This unique approach to education, encouraging participants to learn what they love by giving them freedom and flexibility, is at the core of the Always Better program. Classes are non-credit and participants can expect little to no homework, no tests, and no grades, allowing them to explore an area of interest without pressure. Most classes are discussion based, encouraging participants with diverse life experiences and a strong desire to learn to share their views and opinions. For a complete listing of Always Better courses, please contact the University of Rochester Office of Special Programs at (585) 275-2344 or log on to http://www.rochester.edu/College/osp/.

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