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NIC will present a series in March and April focused on health topics ranging from cancer prevention nutrition to sleep apnea.

North Idaho College will present a series of lectures in March and April focused on health topics. Each seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday nights in the Meyer Health and Sciences Building Room 106.

“Asbestos: Its Structure, Uses and Abuses” will be presented March 23. NIC Natural Sciences Instructor Bill Richards will lecture on the varied structures of asbestos and where it comes from as well as recent data on the health risk involved with asbestos exposure.

University of Idaho Professor of Foods and Nutrition SeAnne Safaii Fabiano will present “Current and Future Approaches to Nutrition and Cancer Prevention” April 6. The presentation will explore the role of diet and bioactive food component as modifiers of cancer and tumor behavior.

Dr. Michael Coats, director of Kootenai Health Sleep Disorder Center, will discuss “Sleep Apnea” April 13. The presentation will cover signs of sleep apnea, such as snoring, waking up gasping for breath and frequent fatigue. Participants will learn about its causes, consequences and cures.

“What Makes Bubonic Plague So Deadly: New Insights from Genomic Studies” will be presented by University of Idaho Researcher Sam Minnich, Ph.D., April 20. The lecture will cover the agent of plague and three recorded pandemics with an estimated 200 million deaths.

The series is sponsored by the North Idaho College and the Idaho Idea Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Information: (208) 769-3495.

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Stacy Hudson is the Public Information Coordinator for North Idaho College

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