Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Hot Topics in Women's Health

There’s still time to sign up for a ladies tea at Northwest Hospital this Sunday, May 23 at 3 p.m.

The highlight of the event will be two vibrant speakers who are women’s health experts: Women’s Wellness Center director and gynecologist Dee-Dee Shiller, D.O., and Herman & Walter Samuelson Breast Care Center medical director and breast surgeon Dawn Leonard, M.D.

These two doctors will be talking about some of the most pressing issues in women’s health today, answering questions such as when you should start getting mammograms and how often; should you have a genetic test to find out your risk for breast and ovarian cancers; and whether your daughter should receive the new vaccine for cervical cancer. Topics relating to menopause will also be discussed, including the pros and cons of hormone replacement therapy, as well as alternatives to HRT.

The event will help introduce the Women’s Wellness Center to the community. The center opened earlier this spring at Northwest Hospital, and is now accepting new patients for physicals and gynecologic care. Patients of the center will be able to take advantage of special amenities and services such as guidance from a health coach who helps patients develop a personalized comprehensive wellness plan. The health coach can also assist patients in scheduling appointments for tests or with specialists. Soon, the center will also be offering massage therapy, yoga and Pilates classes, and a free, community lecture series on women’s health topics.

At the event on Sunday, tea and light refreshments will be served, and all attendees will receive a free canvas tote bag - a great fit for use at the beach or gym.

To sign up for “Hot Topics in Women’s Health: A Ladies Tea,” call 410-601-WELL (9355).

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