New monthly ?Healthy U? series at Great River kicks off talking about metabolic syndrome

WEST BURLINGTON ? Great River Health System?s new educational series for women and men begins on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 5:30 p.m. with a presentation by Michael AbouAssaly, medical director of the health system?s Healthy Living Clinic.

?Dr. Mike? will discuss metabolic syndrome, a group of common conditions that can increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Light snacks will be available. The registration deadline is Monday, Jan. 22.

Visit or call 319-768-3300 to register.

Other topics covered in the ?Healthy U? series includes heart health, medications, stress management and relief, better sleep, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome and other digestive conditions, thyroid awareness, diabetes and mental health and depression. Program registration for each topic will open the first day of each month.