health festival to focus on prevention
in Central Virginia might want to set aside April 7 as a day just
for themselves. That's the date of the Women's Health and Wellness
Festival, to be held at the Boar's Head Inn. Organized by the
Women's Place of the U.Va.
Health System, the event will include lectures, demonstrations
and health screenings focusing on prevention of major medical
problems for women from midlife on up. Alternative and complementary
medicine also will be covered, including seated massage.
which costs $25, is required by March 12.
festival will feature Ann Webster of the Harvard Mind/Body Medical
Institute giving the keynote address, as well as speakers from
different areas of the Health System, talking about topics such
as depression in women, vision changes that come with advanced
years, different types of surgery and new procedures. In other
sessions, women can learn about healthful cooking, stress reduction
and preparing for elder caregiving.
picked the major areas of health and disease amenable to prevention
for women bone health and prevention of osteoporosis, GI
problems such as irritable bowel syndrome, prevention and detection
of colon cancer, prevention and diagnosis of heart disease and
issues in aging and sexuality," said Dr. Jo Ann Pinkerton,
director of the Women's Place.
sign up for programs, call 243-2618 for a brochure. To inquire
about specific programs, call Helene Ramos, marketing director
for the Women's Place, at 924-1262.