TTUHSC to host National Women's Health Week - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/12/09

TTUHSC to host National Women's Health Week

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By Cassie Hataway | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - NATIONAL WOMEN'S HEALTH WEEK

In an effort to prove the adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," Texas Tech Physicians and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health will celebrate National Women's Health Week activities, May 19, 20 and 21.  The events will be at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, 3601 Fourth St. in the Academic Classroom Building Room 110.

Women in the community can benefit from a series of presentations with health professionals.  Steven Berk, M.D., dean of the School of Medicine, said the school is hoping to raise awareness about manageable steps women can take to improve their health.

"One of the advantages of having a School of Medicine in the community is having experts who can discuss a number of health issues. Women's health and living a healthier lifestyle are often viewed as being complex," Berk said. "We want to simplify this information in a fun and interactive environment so that women can make informed choices about living a healthier lifestyle."

National Women's Health Week Brown Bag Luncheon Series, which is sponsored by Texas Tech Physicians of Lubbock and the LWBIWH, will take place from noon to 1:15 p.m. Free lunches to the first 50 attendees will be provided.

The presentation topics include:

 May 19

  •  "Don't Be Afraid of Your Annual Exam" - Robert Casanova, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology
  •  "Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)" - Jennifer Phy, D.O., obstetrics and gynecology

 May 20

  •  "Pelvic Organ Prolapse--What It Is and Does It Need To Be Treated?" - Cornelia deReise, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology
  •  "Varicose Veins and the VNUS Procedure" - Samuel Campbell, M.D., and Dixon Santana, M.D., surgery

 May 21

  • "Why Friends are Important" - Carol Felton, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology
  • "HPV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases" - Dana Phillips, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology

The Office on Women's Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, urges women to reconnect with their health during National Women's Health Week 2009. 

"The School of Medicine wants to tell all women in our community whether it is our mothers, our sisters, our daughters, or our friends to take time for themselves and become educated about their health," Berk said.

For more information, contact School of Medicine Director of Marketing Jo Vaughn, at (806) 743-2143.

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