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Publication Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Health Notes Health Notes (January 12, 2005)

"MOTHER LOVE" SYMPOSIUM . . . Two experts on the powerful drive that bonds mothers to infants and children will speak Feb. 5 at the Severnth Annual Symposium for Mothers, to be held this year on the Stanford University campus. Psychologist and author Daphne de Marneffe, Ph.D., will join infant-development specialist Catherine Thomas, M.A., M.S., to discuss their work and their own experiences as mothers. Marneffe will also discuss the themes of her book, "Maternal Desire: On Children, Love and the Inner Life," which is used as a theme title for the symposium. Symposium moderator will be Rona Renner, R.N., a mother and host of "Childhood Matters, a parenting radio program that airs at 9 a.m. Sundays on 98.1 KISS FM.

The symposium will be held from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Fairchild Auditorium, on the west side of the Stanford University Medical Center complex. Admission is $15. Pre-registration is recommended through the principal sponsoring organization, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation's Education Division, For information call (650) 498-7826.

Other principal sponsors inlcude the City of Palo Alto Family Resources, the Health Library at Stanford, Parents Place, Pre-School Family and the Palo Alto Weekly.

Co-sponsors include a who's who list of 15 community-based and school organizations: Bing Nursery School, Blossom Birth, Child & Family Institute, Community Association for Rehabilitation, Family and Children Services, First Congregational Church Nursery School, Lucile Packard Children's :Hospital, Mothers Club of Palo Alto/Menlo Park, Palo Alto Community Child Care, Palo Alto Council of PTAs, the WorkLife Office at Stanford, Los Lomitas PTA and the Portola Valley PTA.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and a continental breakfast and book fair will precede the 9 a.m. presentations.

There will be a musical performance by the quartet, "Hey Mom!" -- professional musicians who are local mothers.

Stanford Hospital cardiologists have a new tool for viewing the heart -without surgery. The new 3D cardiac ultrasound provides more precise views of all angles of the heart. The machine gives cardiologists the ability to determine a heart's condition and should lead to much more precise choices in therapy.

Scientists have proved that there's a link between your nutrition and lifestyle and cancer risk. A 90 minute lecture at Whole Foods on Jan. 19 will explain how your diet can increase of decrease your chances of getting cancer. Dr. Curtis Turchin is the key speaker. The class will be held at Whole Foods on Emerson St. For more information, call 326-8676.
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