|Front Page Previous Story Next Story|| McEwen To Speak on Chronic Stress, Disease Risk at NCCAM Lecture, Mar. 31
Did you know that daily, low-level stress a hallmark of modern living can significantly increase the risk for development of serious disease later in life? The hormones released by the neuroendocrine system produce subtle injuries to the body's immune system over time, setting in motion a cascade of effects that can make "burn-out" in our older years more than a figure of speech. Scientific understanding of this process has advanced substantially in recent years, establishing the framework for developing solutions and treatments to help combat the debilitating effects of the human "rat race."
On Wednesday, Mar. 31, one of the leading researchers in the field, Dr. Bruce McEwen, will address "From Molecules to Mind: Stress, Individual Differences and the Social Environment" as the first guest speaker in the 2004 series of Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, hosted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. The lecture will take place at noon in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. McEwen is Alfred E. Mirsky professor and head of the Harold and Margaret Milliken Hatch laboratory of neuroendocrinology at the Rockefeller University.
All are invited to attend the lecture. It will also be webcast on http://videocast.nih.gov. For reasonable accommodation, contact Terence Hope at (301) 402-9686, or the Federal Relay at 1-800-877-8339.
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