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Jeannine Goetz, a dietetics and nutrition researcher at the KU Medical Center, has explored what barriers are commonly faced by food-insecure individuals and what impact this has on physical and mental health. "Unlike Third World countries, where food insecurity is associated with wasting and malnutrition, the trend in developed nations is actually toward obesity," says Goetz. "Individuals with a limited budget often load up on high-calorie foods that lack nutritional value when they have the opportunity to go shopping." Food insecurity, or the limited or uncertain availability of food, is becoming more common with a declining economy and rising food prices.


The Brasil Guitar Duo will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Edwards Campus. The event, presented by the Lied Center, is free and open to the public. The duo has a broad repertoire of classical guitar, as well as traditional Brazilian music. For more information, call 913- 897-8400.


Robert Cusick, a Wichita doctor, will present "Arthritis: How Do I Know and What Do I Do?" Oct. 7 at the KUSM-W Sunflower room as part of the Live and Learn lecture series. He will answer questions about arthritis, treatment options and whether or not sufferers are destined to live a life filled with pain. For more information, call 316-293-2643.

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