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Public invited to session on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (7-15-99)

Health care providers, students and the general public are invited to a half-hour teleconference program on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) starting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

The teleconference will be aired at sites in Corpus Christi, Eagle Pass, Fredericksburg, Laredo, and Uvalde. The sites are Bay Area Hospital, Corpus Christi; United Medical Centers, Eagle Pass; Hill Country Memorial Hospital, Fredericksburg; the Mid-Rio Grande Border Area Health Education Center, Laredo; and Uvalde Memorial Hospital.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to call Paula Melendez at (210) 567-7810. For more details, visit the World Wide Web site at: <http://www.uthscsa.edu/hetcat/dl.html>.

CFS is characterized by notable fatigue that does not improve with bed rest. Physical and mental activity can cause this condition to worsen. The teleconference will cover CFS diagnosis and treatment, and list the symptoms of the disease.

Registration is free until two days before the conference. Sponsors are the South Central Region of the Health Education and Training Centers Alliance of Texas (HETCAT); the Center for Distance Learning and Telehealth at the Health Science Center; and the university's Telecommunications and Networking Department.

Contact: Will Sansom