02/27/2008


Good health after sixty is topic of Doctors on Call Feb. 28

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – People in the U.S. are living longer.  According to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030 one in five U.S. citizens will be over the age of 65, so it’s important to consider what we can do to stay active and healthy as we age.  Two West Virginia University experts will answer viewers’ questions about how to stay healthy after sixty in a live presentation of “Doctors on Call” at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, on West Virginia Public Television.

Richard Layne, M.D., is an internal medicine physician and geriatric medicine specialist at West Virginia University.  He completed his specialty training at WVU and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kristina Curci, M.D., is a psychiatrist at WVU.  Dr. Curci attended medical school at West Virginia University and also completed her special training at WVU. Her special interests include geriatrics.

The program will be hosted by Charlotte Dillis, M.D., a radiologist at WVU.

“Doctors on Call” is a joint production of the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center at WVU (www.health.wvu.edu) and West Virginia Public Broadcasting (www.wvpubcast.org), a statewide network of radio, television, Internet and educational resources.

This program is made possible with major support from Mylan Pharmaceuticals. Other underwriters include The Health Plan, HealthSouth Mountainview Rehabilitation Hospital and the Center for Organ Recovery and Education.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087
johnsa@wvuh.com

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