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Mobile, Ala. (September 10, 2010)
Contact: Ashley Givens, (251) 470-1682
September Med School Café - "A Parent's Guide to Safety on the Internet"

Med CafeThe September Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Thomas Martinko, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. His lecture, titled "A Parent's Guide to Safety on the Internet," will take place September 24, 2010, at the Mobile West Regional Library at 5555 Grelot Road in Mobile. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Martinko will lecture on Internet safety for children and teens. Although the Internet is a tremendous resource, it is important for parents to know the dangers of technology. During the talk, Dr. Martinko will provide information on how parents can manage and monitor their children's time spent on the Internet, as well as other technologies.

Dr. Martinko is board certified in adolescent medicine and brings more than 20 years of experience in dealing with adolescent issues. A retired U.S. Army colonel, he taught residents and medical students in several military teaching hospitals before moving to Mobile to start an adolescent clinic and teach residents and students at USA.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Barnes at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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