Catch a ‘Heat Wave’ and learn how to survive the summer at free July 17 seminar sponsored by UT Physicians of Gladewater

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The blistering East Texas summer can be uncomfortable, but it can also be dangerous.

This is the season for heat-related illnesses. If you started to feel over-heated, would you know what to do?

You can find out at “Heat Wave,” a free seminar to be held from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Friday, July 17, at the Gardens of Gladewater Community Building, 108 Lee St. in Gladewater.

Dr. Wyn Andrews will discuss who is at risk for heat exhaustion and heat stroke.

Dr. Andrews will also discuss how to recognize the warning signs of these illnesses and outline what to do when you see these signs in others.

The free seminar is sponsored by UT Physicians of Gladewater.

Dr. Andrews, who is board certified in family medicine, recently joined UT Physicians of Gladewater.

He has practiced family medicine for more than two decades and is certified in basic life support, advanced life support, and advanced trauma life support.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. Refreshments will be provided.

To register, please call (903) 845-4398.

For 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatments, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. With an operating budget of more than $125 million and biomedical research funding that exceeds $10 million annually, UTHSCT has a major economic impact on East Texas. Its two medical residency programs – in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities in East Texas and beyond.

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