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Maple Center set to present CHIP program

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

TERRE HAUTE -- The Maple Center for Integrative Health will present the Coronary Health Improvement Project (CHIP) several times in August and September.

The free information sessions will provide those in attendance learning experiences on how to reverse hardening of the arteries and heart disease; eat more and lose weight; drop blood cholesterol by 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 7-8:30 p.m., in Terre Haute, on the following dates and 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 is $399 for an individual and $650 for two registrations.

The registration fee includes two blood 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, monthly alumni support meetings, and limited scholarships available through past participants and the Wabash Valley Community Foundation.

Contributions to the CHIP program and co-sponsors include Indiana State University, Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Union Hospital and the Union Hospital Associated Physicians Clinic.

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



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