January 2, 2007
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
Phone: (973) 972-3000
Clinical Herbalist Facilitates Holistic Approach
to Cancer Presentation at UMDNJ
NEWARK - A clinical herbalist will visit the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey to facilitate a free presentation, “A Holistic Approach to Cancer.” The one-hour presentation will be held at the UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, 185 South Orange Avenue in Newark, on Wednesday, January 17, at noon.
As part of a wellness lecture series, the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions is co-sponsoring the program, which will highlight current integrative approaches to cancer and supporting rationale.
Dale Bellisfield, a registered nurse and clinical herbalist at Saint Barnabas Health Care System in Livingston, will display foods, herbs, and teas and describe compounds that can help the body fight cancer. She will also explain the life cycle of cancer. Bellisfield believes dietary, herbal, nutritional supplements and lifestyle changes can make a difference in a patient’s quality of life.
Other co-sponsors of the presentation include: Cross-Cultural & Integrative Medicine (CCIM) Interest Group; Student Health Advocates for Resources & Education (SHARE) at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School; Student Health & Wellness Center (SHWC); Healthcare Foundation Center for Humanism & Medicine; Student Assistance Campus Committee (SACC); and The National Institutes of Health (NIH).
For more information, call the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at 973-972-8519. To arrange an interview regarding the program, please contact Kaylyn Kendall Dines at (973) 972-3000.
UMDNJ is the nation ’s largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and a school of public health on five campuses. Annually, there are more than two million patient visits at UMDNJ facilities and faculty practices at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a statewide mental health and addiction services network.