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February 6, 2013

Maple Center plans CHIP information sessions

TERRE HAUTE — The Maple Center for Integrative Health is offering four free Complete Health Improvement Program information sessions and paid weekly seminars on how to reverse or reduce serious health risks.

Topics include reversing hardening of the arteries and heart disease; eating more and losing weight; dropping blood cholesterol 15 to 20 percent; reducing coronary risk factors; controlling Type II diabetes through lifestyle; reducing hypertension; working with a physician to reduce reliance on prescription medications; and developing long-term strategies for optimal health.

All information sessions are from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Terre Haute:

• Monday: Fellowship Hall, United Methodist Temple, 5301 S. U.S. 41 (next to Walmart)

• Feb. 18: Union Hospital East, Atrium Level Classroom, 1600 N. Seventh St.

• Feb. 21: Terre Haute Regional Hospital, Classroom 2, 3901 S. Seventh St.

• Feb. 25: Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, suite 105, 630 Wabash Ave.

The spring CHIP weekly seminars begin March 4, from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays for eight weeks. The classes will be at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in the faculty lounge on the third floor of the Mary and Andrew Rooney Library.

Registration fee is $399 for an individual and $650 for two people registering together.

The fee includes two blood tests for cholesterol profile and blood sugar, followed by breakfast; two lifestyle evaluations; personalized counseling; 16 lifestyle lectures; Dynamic Living text and workbook; natural foods cookbook; food demonstrations and samples; and monthly alumni support meetings.

Limited scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, call The Maple Center at 812-234-8733 or visit www.themaplecenter.org.

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