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Seminar on July 31 to Cover Narcotic-Free Headache Management

Ojai California, 07/08/2010

Narcotic-free headache management will be the focus of a free seminar the Community Memorial Health System is holding on Saturday, July 31.

Robert Cowan, M.D., an Ojai neurologist, will lead the seminar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. in the Soule Park banquet room, located at 1033 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai.

Dr. Cowan will review literature and present in-patient, outpatient and emergency room-urgent care strategies for headache relief without resorting to narcotics. Strategies include:

  1. Identifying factors that affect headaches;
  2. Discussing lifestyle modifications that may contribute to the frequency of headaches;
  3. Proposing conventional and alternative therapies;
  4. Discussing new information available as well as ongoing headache research.

Dr. Cowan, who is on staff at Ojai Valley Community Hospital, received his medical degree from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency in neurology at the USC Medical Center and is board-certified with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. Dr. Cowan also holds a subspecialty certification in headache medicine.

Admission is free but space is limited, so reservations are suggested. Call 640-2355, or visit

Community Memorial Health System is a not-for-profit health system, which is comprised of Community Memorial Hospital, Ojai Valley Community Hospital, and nine family-practice health centers entitled Centers for Family Health.  The health system is located in Ventura County, California.