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Wednesday, 27 September 1995

Stress Management for Technical Communicators

About the Event

Join us to hear how we can control stress at work. Dr. Rifken will discuss how office ergonomics and stress in the work environment can have detrimental affects on our well being and what we can do about it. A recent survey done by the University of Maryland showed that over 50% of Americans experience high levels of stress every day. In fact, one of the most widely prescribed classes of drugs in this country is antidepressants. Early symptoms of stress include digestive disturbances, headaches, fatigue, muscle tension, insomnia, neck pain and back pain. In its later stages, stress can cause degenerative diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, strokes and cancer. The purpose of our workshop is to teach participants how to manage and reduce stress in their lives. The talk includes a slide presentation, handouts, time management strategies, relaxation techniques and time for questions and answers.

Don't forget your business cards! We collect a business card from each attendee for a drawing to be held in March. The prize is the cost of the registration fee for the Annual conference will be paid for by the Chapter.

About the Speaker

Dr. Robert Rifken, Chiropractor has been a chiropractor and natural health provider since 1982 and is recognized as "an outstanding practitioner of alternative medicine" by the Washingtonian Magazine. Before becoming a chiropractor, Dr. Rifkin was a high school teacher. He incorporates all of his skills by giving treatments in our center and presenting seminars to our community. He is a graduate of Northwestern College of Chiropractic and a member of the Acupuncture Society of America, and the Maryland Chiropractic Association, among others. His practice is in Rockville, Maryland.


6:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.Registration and networking
7:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Announcements and hors d'oeuvres
7:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m. Presentation


$10 with advance reservations
$12 at the door
with Door Prizes.


Fruit and Cheese Tray
Rolls and butter
Soda, Tea, and Coffee


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Holiday Inn Silver Spring
8777 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Phone: 301-589-8777

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