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Northern Michigan University: Your Health Lecture Series - "How Heart Attacks and Strokes Occur"

October 1, 2010

If you have ever wondered what makes heart attacks and strokes occur, you won't want to miss the opening presentation of this season's Your Health Lecture Series. Dr. George Abela, chief of the cardiology division of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, has discovered a major breakthrough in cardiovascular research. A team led by Dr. Abela has recently found that cholesteral crystals in a cardiovascular system can lead to heart attacks and strokes.

Dr. George Abela will present "How heart attacks and strokes occur" Thursday, October 14, at 7 pm, at Reynolds Recital Hall, Hedgcock Building on the campus of Northern Michigan University.

The Your Health Lecture Series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Marquette General Health System, Northern Michigan University, Upper Peninsula Health Education Corporation, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. 


George Abela, MD, MSc, MBA, is a graduate of the American University of Beirut as well as Michigan State University, where he earned his MBA. He has been named one of America's Top Cardiologists and Best Doctors in America and received the Consumer's Research Council of America Award.

Upcoming Lectures

"Endometrial and Ovarian Cancer: Basic facts and research priorities"
Presented by John Risinger, Ph.D.- Oncology/Tissue Banking
February 3, at 7 pm
Reynolds Recital Hall, Hedgcock Building

"The Senior Moment: Laugh or Worry?
Presented by Kevin Foley, MD - Geriatrics
March 31, at 7pm
Reynolds Recital Hall, Hedgcock Building

Your Health Lecture Series Archives from Northern Michigan University. Dr. Nigel Paneth: "Cerebral Palsy: Myths & Realities VIDEO   Dr. Gretchen Birbeck: "What's Best for Your Brain"VIDEO   Professor Barbara Luke: "Women, Obesity and the Therapeutic Effect of Diet" VIDEO  Professor Jack Lipton: Parkinson's Disease VIDEO