BRUNSWICK, Georgia: Sept.21, 2009 – According to the National Institute
of Mental Health (NIMH), 3 to 5% of children have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder (ADHD). This means that in a typical classroom, at least one
child is ADHD. The NIMH estimates that about 2 million children in the
United States have ADHD.
The behaviors that are common with ADHD interfere with a child's ability
to function at school and at home. While ADHD cannot be cured, many of
the symptoms can be controlled. To provide parents with information they
need about the various treatment options available, Southeast Georgia
Health System is presenting theseminar, “Attention Deficit Hyperactivity
Disorder.” This presentation, part of the Health System’s
ongoing series of free community lectures, is scheduled for Thursday,
Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S. Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick
Campus, 2415 Parkwood Drive, Brunswick.
The speaker for this event is board certified pediatrician Gilberto Martorell,
MD. Martorell earned his medical degree from the University of Puerto
Rico and completed his pediatric residency at Beth Israel Medical Center
in New York. Martorell is fluent in both English and Spanish and is on
the medical staff at the Community Care Center in Brunswick, a strategic
affiliate of the Health System. This Center provides pediatric and adolescent
medical care, as well as orthopaedic services, to anyone needing them,
particularly those who qualify for Medicaid.
The next community lecture series seminar in Brunswick is “Breast
Cancer Awareness” on Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6 p.m. in the Linda S.
Pinson Conference Center on the Brunswick Campus.
To reserve a seat for this lecture or any other lectures in the series,
please call 912-466-5160 or register online at www.sghs.com and click
on the Calendar of Events. For more information about the Community Care
Center, call 912-466-5870.