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Saint Joseph Hospital
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Training for an Endurance Event? Saint Joseph Hospital Presents Free Program to Prepare Athletes

Information on nutrition, injury prevention and treatment

Chicago, Ill. – June 6, 2012 -- Learn more about what foods to eat during training, and how to prevent and treat injuries at a free program, Nutrition, Prevention, Treatment for Runners and Endurance Athletes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on June 20 at Saint Joseph Hospital, Boiken Conference Center, 2900 N. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago.

For endurance athletes who are devoted to improving their performance, good nutrition can make the difference between setting a personal record and having a disastrous race.

Kimberly Mahoney, M.S., R.D., L.D.N., Saint Joseph Hospital, will talk about nutrition for the endurance athlete during training, race day and for recovery. Mahoney, a registered dietitian with the Chicago Institute of Advanced Bariatrics at Saint Joseph Hospital, is training for  Ironman Wisconsin in September and has previously run 11 marathons.

Saint Joseph Hospital physician Balu Natarajan, M.D., board-certified in sports medicine and internal medicine, will discuss injury prevention and treatment. Dr. Natarajan serves on the Chicago Marathon medical team and helps patients prepare for endurance events. He also has served as team physician for the Chicago Storm indoor soccer team and traveled to Brazil with the U.S. World Cup Beach Soccer Team.

The event includes a reception from 6 to 6:30 p.m. and lecture from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Call 877-RES-INFO (877-737-4636) for more information or to register. Parking is complimentary in the hospital garage.

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About Saint Joseph Hospital

Saint Joseph Hospital is a nationally ranked, award-winning teaching hospital serving Chicago’s lake shore communities. It is home to many world-renowned physicians and advanced medical technologies. For more information, visit sjh.reshealth.org.

About Provena Health – Resurrection Health Care, Now Joined as Presence Health

Saint Joseph Hospital is part of Presence Health, a family of Catholic, not-for profit, healthcare services providing advanced medical care and exceptional service with compassion and hope. With locations in Chicago and its collar counties, as well as in East-Central Illinois, it is the largest Catholic health provider in Illinois, encompassing 12 hospitals, 27 long term care and senior residential facilities, numerous outpatient services, clinics, home health services, hospice, private duty, and comprehensive Behavioral Health services. Presence Health is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of the Sacred Heart, the Servants of the Holy Heart of Mary, the Sisters of the Holy Family, Sisters of Mercy of the Americas and the Sisters of the Resurrection. Visit www.provenaresurrection.org to learn more.

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