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February 9, 2010, Volume 56, No. 21

Your Body: From Head to Toe—Part 3

Taking care of your health means being well informed, well prepared, and capable of making good choices when it comes to your body. This series of workshops, led by physicians and health experts from the University of Pennsylvania and the Health System, will address various health issues from head to toe and steps you can take to maintain a healthier lifestyle. Pre-registration is required for these workshops, which are sponsored by Human Resources. You are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch to the sessions. For more information and to register, visit the Division of Human Resources online course catalog at www.hr.upenn.edu/coursecatalog or contact Human Resources at (215) 898-5116 or suzsmith@upenn.edu.

 New Frontiers in Treating and Managing Depression and Chronic Fatigue; February 18; noon–1 p.m.; free. Depression and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome often coexist and have very similar symptoms. While millions of people suffer from one or both of these conditions, there are currently many new treatments being researched and developed. This workshop will teach you about the development of new antidepressant medications, including alternative treatments (like herbal therapy), the science of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and the neurobiology of depression. It will be led by Jay D. Amsterdam, professor of psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Depression Research Unit.

Almanac - February 9, 2010, Volume 56, No. 21