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By Jeremy Burnham

WSU medical professor visits Ritzville Library's Access Health series


Last updated 8/1/2019 at 11:47am

Genes, and what they can mean, was the topic at the latest edition of the Ritzville Public Library’s monthly Access Health series.

Dr. Theodore Chauvin, a professor of genetics at the Washington State University Elson S. Floyd School of Medicine, was on hand to give a presentation on how our genes can determine a lot about our health. Eight community members were in attendance.

According to the library’s website, the Access Health series “focuses on different health issues each month thanks to funding from the Library Foundation and a grant from the National Networks of Libraries of Medicine - PNW Region.” The program has been running since June.

Chauvin and the audience discussed a variety of gene-related topics. He asked if people would take a test that would tell them if they would likely get an illness that there is no cure for.

“Knowledge is power, but it can also be scary,” Chauvin said.

The Access Health series is the fourth Thursday of every month. The next edition will be on Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at the Ritzville Public Library.


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