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PHCS to Host Live Web Chat on Nutrition, Sustainable Weight Loss

Jan 11, 2011

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Anthony Dissen, RD, will discuss sustainable weight loss with a live Internet audience as Princeton HealthCare System (PHCS) continues a series of Web chats giving consumers access to healthcare experts from the privacy of their own homes.

The free event will begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, on PHCS' UStream channel: www.ustream.tv/channel/princetonhealth.

Mr. Dissen, the Outpatient and Community Education Dietitian for PHCS and an instructor of health- and nutrition-related courses at Middlesex County College, will take audience members' questions following his presentation on The Year for Change: Sustainable Weight Loss.

Realistic goals and slow, steady progress - not fad diets - are the keys to long-term success, Mr. Dissen says. He recommends gradual changes in eating habits, getting the proper amount of sleep, and finding a physical activity that you enjoy and will engage in regularly.

"Though sustaining weight loss can be a challenge, with some planning and patience, you can drop the pounds and keep them off," Mr. Dissen says.

To participate in the Web chat, users will need a PC or MAC with a broadband Internet connection and Adobe Flash Player installed. Download the latest Adobe Flash Player at http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

Participants will be required to log in or create a new account at the site to ask questions. To pre-register, call (609) 897-8980 or visit www.princetonhcs.org/calendar. Those who register will be entered in a drawing immediately following the Web chat for one of several $25 gift cards.

The UStream events are intended to give consumers a convenient and free way to pose their questions to an expert in his or her field.

The event with Mr. Dissen will be the third hosted on PHCS' UStream channel. Previous Web chats featured Dr. Heather van Raalte, a fellowship-trained urogynecologist discussing incontinence, overactive bladder and other conditions known as pelvic floor disorders, and Dr. Wai-Yip Chau, a specialist in the LAP-BAND® procedure, discussing weight-loss surgery. Those previous Web chats can be viewed at www.ustream.tv/channel/princetonhealth.

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