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CMHS Seminar to Focus on Peripheral Neuropathy

Ventura, California, 01/11/2011

Peripheral neuropathy – a common disorder resulting from damage to the nerves – will be the focus of a free seminar Community Memorial Health System is holding on Tuesday, Feb. 1.

Dr. Neda Heidari, a Ventura neurologist, will lead the seminar that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in Community Memorial Hospital’s eighth-floor Nichols Auditorium.

Dr. Heidari will discuss symptoms of peripheral neuropathy, which falls under two categories: common sensory neuropathy and motor neuropathy. Common sensory neuropathy symptoms include pain, hypersensitivity, burning, numbness, tingling and poor balance, while motor neuropathy symptoms include weakness, muscle wasting, clumsiness and falls. Dr. Heidari also will cover the causes of peripheral neuropathy as well as treatment options for the disorder.

Dr. Heidari is a board certified neurologist sub-specializing in neuromuscular diseases and epilepsy from University of Southern California. She is an active member of the Community Memorial Hospital medical staff.

Admission is free, but space is limited, so reservations are required. Call (805) 652-5436, or visit www.cmhshealth.org/rsvp. Community Memorial Hospital is located at 147 N. Brent St. in Ventura.

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.