The Fern Creek Medical Center, in conjunction with the Idyllwild Library, continues its lecture series about chronic health conditions.

Next, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, is a presentation about high blood sugar, diabetes and obesity. Topics to be examined at the lecture include: why obesity is a disease of inflammation; why dieting is not a curative option; and how restorative sleep affects obesity and diabetes.

Deborah Wondoloski, series coordinator, notes that chronic health conditions are the leading cause of disability and premature death in the United States. These conditions can progress to serious levels despite the use of conventional medical therapies. Series presenters will discuss curative medical procedures that combine traditional medicine with integrative medicine to arrive at multidisciplinary approaches to prevent chronic conditions and reverse existing ones.

The series is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. The presentation runs until 7:15 p.m. and takes place in the Idyllwild Library Community Room.