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Redwood City Public Library Joins with Stanford for Health Lecture Series Beginning September 6; Library Also Announces Special “Meet the Author” Event

Redwood City , CA – August 28, 2006 - The Redwood City Public Library and the Stanford Health Library join together to present a very special set of Stanford Health Lectures at the Downtown Library:

  • The Revolution in the Treatment of Psoriasis,Wednesday, September 6, 7:00 pm - Overview of traditional treatment options for patients with psoriasis; novel breakthroughs that have become available in the last 5 years; future and cutting edge treatments. Speaker: David Fiorentino, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Minimally-Invasive/Arthroscopic Treatment of Common Hand and Wrist Disorders, Wednesday, September 13, 7:00 pm - New and emerging treatments for disorders of the wrist and hand. Speaker: Jeffrey Yao, MD, Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Laser Scar Revision and Facial Rejuvenation, Wednesday, October 4, 7:00 pm - New treatments for reducing or eliminating scars from acne and other imperfections in the skin through the use of the newest laser technology. Speaker: Hayes Gladstone, MD, Assistant Professor of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine.

  • Understanding Your Body's Clock and Sleep,Wednesday, October 18, 7:00 pm - Speaker: Chad Hagen MD, Fellow, Stanford Sleep Clinic, Department of Psychiatry.

 And, don’t miss this other exceptional event:

Meet the Author, Thursday, September 21, 7:30 pm at the Downtown Library. Prizewinning poet and bestselling author Elizabeth Rosner will read from “Blue Nude,” her engrossing and timely story of an artist and his model, and the moral and political implications of their relationship. Her first novel, “The Speed of Light” was the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the Harold U. Ribalow Prize and the Prix France Bleu Gironde. Rosner is the daughter of Holocaust survivors and her work addresses the effects of that legacy on her generation of descendents. She has lived in California since 1978 and taught creative writing at the college level for 20 years. She now lives and writes in Berkeley.

 The Redwood City Public Library sponsors many free programs for children, families, and adults and is the learning center of the community. More information about library events and services, and the Redwood City Library Foundation, is available at, by calling 780-7026, or by picking up library information in any Redwood City public library.

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Celia LaRiviere
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