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Saint Joseph London Bite Size Learning Program to Highlight Autoimmune Disorders

Community members invited to participate in free health education event

London, Ky. (June 2, 2015)— Saint Joseph London, part of KentuckyOne Health, and the Laurel County Public Library will host a special discussion on autoimmune disorders at the June Bite Size Learning health education event.

Community members can learn about the signs and symptoms of lupus and other autoimmune disorders, and receive information on some of the treatments available at the Bite Size Learning event on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Laurel County Public Library. The program is part of the yearlong educational series sponsored by Saint Joseph London.

Ashu Joshi, MD, with KentuckyOne Health Primary Care in London, will share his expertise and important information related to autoimmune diseases, while registered attendees enjoy a free lunch.

More than 23 million Americans suffer from autoimmune diseases. These diseases, ranging from lupus to rheumatoid arthritis to multiple sclerosis and more than 80 more, cause the immune system to attack and damage its own tissue, leading to long-term and painful health consequences. Various treatments are available to help those affected to live more normal, well-adjusted lives.

Bite Size Learning events occur on the third Wednesday of each month at the Laurel County Public Library, located at 120 College Park Drive in London.  Each month, a physician or staff member from Saint Joseph London hosts a special lunch-and-learn-style presentation on a different health topic to increase awareness and educate the public. Advance registration is requested. Saint Joseph London provides free box lunches to attendees.

To learn more about the Bite Size Learning series and to register for a class, please contact the Laurel County Library at 606.864.5759.

About KentuckyOne Health
KentuckyOne Health, the largest and most comprehensive health system in the Commonwealth, has more than 200 locations including, hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies in Kentucky and southern Indiana. KentuckyOne Health is dedicated to bringing wellness, healing and hope to all, including the underserved.  The system is made up of the former Jewish Hospital & St. Mary’s HealthCare and Saint Joseph Health System, along with the University of Louisville Hospital and James Graham Brown Cancer Center. KentuckyOne Health is proud of and strengthened by its Catholic, Jewish and academic heritages.

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Monday, June 08, 2015