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September 17, 2018

Talk at SVSU to examine the effects of toxic stress on health

O'Connell, LaurenSaginaw Valley State University will host a lecture examining how stress effects health – and how people can overcome it. Lauren O'Connell will speak Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alan W. Ott Auditorium at SVSU's Gilbertson Hall as part of the Your Health Lecture Series.

Dr. O'Connell is a developmental behavioral pediatrician at Hurley Children's Center in Flint. She is also a pediatric health services researcher and an assistant professor at Michigan State University's College of Human Medicine.

O’Connell’s lecture, “Toxic Stress and Resilience: Shifting the Balance toward Wellness,” explores how toxic stress can affect the body and how to build resilience against this stress for both children and adults.

For the ninth year, SVSU, MSU's College of Human Medicine and MidMichigan Health are hosting the Your Health Lecture Series. The series features medical professionals who speak on a wide variety of health-related topics. Talks are free and open to the public.

For more information on the lecture series or to RSVP, visit or call 616-234-2694.