PEORIA – (July 27, 2012) Overcoming bed wetting and bladder control is not always a quick-fix but also something that should not go overlooked. It’s also not isolated just to the very young or very old.
Dr. Elizabeth Jackson, a pediatric nephrologist and Director of the Healthy Bladder Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, will present “Everything You Need to Know About Wetting Problems” as part of the Robert A. Flinn, M.D., Endowed Lectureship Series, sponsored by OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.
Dr. Jackson will speak 6:30 p.m. August 29, 2012, at Embassy Suites in East Peoria.
The presentation is free and open to the public. Space is limited. To register, please call 309-655-4242.
Dr. Jackson will talk about common causes for bedwetting as well as offer parents and care givers tips about how best to stop bedwetting, at what age is best for treatment and when to seek professional advice.
“Sometimes, it’s as simple as putting a urination schedule in place or treating constipation,” says Jackson, noting incontinence and bed wetting can have a big impact on a child’s self-esteem.
The lectureship has been established to honor the late Dr. Robert Flinn, a man who dedicated his life to medical education and patient care.
Dr. Flinn served Peoria as a physician and partner with Affiliated Urology Specialists until 1995. He was instrumental in acquiring Illinois’ first lithotripter, providing non-invasive treatment of kidney stones. Flinn also was one of the first faculty members at the original Peoria School of Medicine. He passed away in 2011.
The Robert A. Flinn Endowed Lectureship series was created last year as a continuing tribute to Dr. Flinn who touched countless lives.