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Saint Clare’s Health System Offers Dial-Up Seminar on Health Connections Between Vitamin D and Cancer


January 18, 2012

Community members can learn about the research and health connections between vitamin D and cancer at 1 p.m. on Feb. 14, 2012. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

“Vitamin D and Its Relationship to Cancer” is part of the Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series. Participants listen via phone, view presentations online and ask questions of presenting experts.

The February seminar will cover:

  • Vitamin D, its functions and connection with cancer
  • Research and possible benefits of vitamin D
  • Recommended daily amounts of vitamin D and food sources
  • Vitamin D’s ability to modify cancer risk

Presenter Deborah Kispert is an outpatient oncology dietitian at Saint Clare’s Health System in Denville. She has worked to educate people about the connection between good nutrition and good health for more than 20 years. Kispert received her bachelor’s degree in dietetics and her master’s degree in foods and nutrition from Marywood University in Scranton, Pa.

“For a variety of cancers, vitamin D has been a supplement in the spotlight recently,” said Deirdre Cahill, Saint Clare’s Health System executive director, oncology and radiology. “This seminar will answer questions many patients have about the connection between vitamin D and cancer and will also help them understand the best sources for this nutrient.”

The Strong and Smart: Living Well With Cancer dial-up seminar series is presented by Saint Clare’s Health System. This education series is offered in collaboration with other Catholic Health Initiatives hospitals. A goal of the series is to make education and information more readily available to a greater number of cancer patients in our community. To register for the free one-hour educational event, call 800-278-7837.

About Saint Clare’s Health System
Saint Clare’s Health System, which has served the healthcare needs of northwestern New Jersey residents since 1895, is the region’s premier provider of community-based healthcare and behavioral health services.  Saint Clare’s operates hospitals in Boonton Township, Denville, Dover and Sussex Borough and other facilities located throughout Morris and Sussex counties.  For more information about Saint Clare’s Health System, please visit www.saintclares.org.
Saint Clare’s is part of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), a national nonprofit health organization with headquarters in Denver, Colorado. The faith-based system operates in 19 states and includes 73 hospitals; 40 long-term care, assisted- and residential-living facilities; two community health-services organizations; and home health agencies.

 
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