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April 23, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Time Details:
6:00 - 6:30 dinner; 6:45 - 8:00 Panel Discussion (adults); 6:45 - 8:00 Youth activities in the gym
Thomas Worthington High School
300 W. Dublin Granville Road

Worthington, OH 43085
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Worthington Cares: Drug Safe Worthington Speakers Series

Monday, April 23, 2018

Dr. Julia Keiser, Dr. KJ Shannan, Dr. Katie Harris of Worthington Optimal Wellness and Dr. Travis Timmons of Fitness Matters will discuss the current Opioid epidemic and how it is impacting Worthington youth. Opioids are the leading cause of death for Americans under 50 years of age and rank 2nd in teens for most misused substances.

The panel will discuss non-pharmacological strategies to correct the cause of injuries
and pain. While pain and anti-inflammatory medications may mask the pain or
dysfunction, they can cause more harm than good. Many childhood and sports injuries
are medicated without addressing the underlying condition thereby allowing the
problem to worsen and cause permanent damage. Whether the concern is a torn
ligament, migraines, concussions or joint pain, there are safe and proven treatments
available without using drugs or surgery.

This is the final program of an 8-part series for Worthington Cares. New programming is being developed to begin in fall 2018.