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Maple Center for Integrative Health sets fall CHIP schedule

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- The non-profit Maple Center for Integrative Health recently announced its fall schedule for the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP).

Free CHIP information sessions will take place. Those attending will learn how to reverse hardening of the arteries and heart disease, eat more and lose weight, drop blood cholesterol 15-20 percent, reduce coronary risk factors with just a fork and knife, control Type II diabetes through lifestyle, reduce hypertension, work with a physician to reduce reliance on prescription medications and develop long-term strategies for optimal health.

The sessions will take place from 7-8:30 p.m., in Terre Haute. Registration for the information sessions is not required. The sessions will take place at the following locations:

* Monday, Aug. 22 -- Honey Creek Fire Department No. 1, 6553 S. Carlisle St.,

* Thursday, Aug. 25 -- Terre Haute Regional Hospital, 3901 S. 7th St.,

* Monday, Aug. 29 -- Union Hospital East, Atrium Level Classroom, 1600 N. 7th St.,

* Thursday, Sept. 1 -- Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, 630 Wabash Ave.,

* Tuesday, Sept. 6 -- Terre Haute Regional Hospital, 3901 S. 7th St.,

* Thursday, Sept. 8 -- Union Hospital East, Atrium Level Classroom, 1600 N. 7th St., and

* Monday, Sept. 12 -- Honey Creek Fire Department No. 1, 6553 S. Carlisle St.

Beginning Sept. 26, the fall CHIP weekly seminars will be Mondays and Thursdays from 6:30-8:45 p.m., for eight weeks. Registration fee is $399 for an individual and $650 for two registrations.

Registration fee includes two blod 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 through past participants and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.

The Maple Center for Integrative Health receives contributions from Indiana State University, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Union Hospital and the Union Hospital Associated Physicians Clinic for the CHIP program.

For more information or to register for the fall CHIP program, call the Maple Center for Integrative Health at 812-234-8733.



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