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NIU STEM Cafe to host discussion on medical advances

DeKALB – Serious illness no longer is the death sentence it once was, thanks to medical advances helping better manage disease progression, say Northern Illinois University health studies professionals.

Cancer, AIDS and other serious diseases were once considered fatal, but even people with chronic illnesses are now living fuller, longer lives, and the reasons why will be the topic for NIU’s next STEM Cafe, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 10 at Fatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb.

Jeanne Isabel, associate professor and chair of health studies at NIU, will be speaking at the cafe, according to an NIU news release.

Isabel has more than 40 years’ experience in clinical laboratories, and her current research includes prediabetes in Belize.

During her talk, Isabel will discuss methods of early detection for diseases, living with and managing chronic conditions, new treatment strategies and the role of telemedicine in health care.

The talk is sponsored by NIU STEAM and is designed to increase awareness of the roles science, technology, engineering and math play in everyday lives.

For information, contact Judith Dymond at 815-753-4751 or

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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