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Thursday August 24, 2017

Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illnesses and Natural Headache Cures

The Center for Workforce Development at Northwestern Connecticut Community College will be presenting two programs:

Lyme Disease and Tick-Bourne Illnesses (CRN: 3430), on Tuesday, September 19, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  The cost is $35.00.

Natural Headache Cures (CRN: 3431), on Tuesday, September 26, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm.  The cost is $35.00.

Register for both programs (CRN: 3429). Cost $50.

Topics to be covered in this overview of Lyme disease and Tick-borne illness include: mode of transmission and incidence and the need for communication across agencies and disciplines to address this public health crisis. Review of current research in New England and beyond to find best practices for prevention and treatment. Both the typical and the unusual presentations of Lyme and tick-borne infections, their diagnoses and treatments will be discussed. Included in this presentation will be; psychiatric and behavioral presentations of Lyme in children and adults, diagnostic testing options currently used by Lyme specialists, an in-office or online diagnostic screening tool and case studies from pediatrics to the elderly. Treatment solutions including antibiotics, integrative medicine, detoxification, supplements, and herbal preparations for a comprehensive treatment strategy will be presented.

Headaches are a condition that we have all experienced. Depending upon their frequency and severity, they can affect our work performance and enjoyment of life. Learn about the different types of headaches, the varied causes and what treatments are most effective. Natural headache cures provide an alternative to opening the medicine cabinet.

The Presenter, Dr. Carla Hutt, received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Bastyr University in 1998 and began a family medicine practice. She joined the faculty of University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, where for seven years she taught naturopathic medical students and served as the Director of the Naturopathic Dispensary. Her 19-year private practice in rural Connecticut and New Hampshire has continued to evolve utilizing integrative medicine and acupuncture; she is a member of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society and specializes in Lyme disease, and headaches. Her new book on Natural Headache Cures is awaiting publication.

To register for Lyme Disease and Tick-Borne Illnesses and/or Natural Headache Cures, please contact Heather Cappabianca, Non-Credit Allied Health Coordinator, Center for Workforce Development, at 860-738 6484 or