Free Women's Health Week Series at Tech - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/19/08

Free Women's Health Week Series at Tech

Texas Tech Physicians of Lubbock will celebrate National Women's Health Week with several informative sessions about women's health issues at 12:15 and 12:40 p.m. May 20, 22, and 23 at the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building, Fourth Street and Indiana Avenue, Room 110.

National Women's Health Week is an initiative coordinated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services' Office on Women's Health aimed at encouraging women to make their health a top priority and take steps for a longer, healthier, and happier life.

During the week, families, communities, businesses, government, health organizations and other groups work together to educate women about steps they can take to improve their physical and mental health and prevent disease. Steps include staying active, eating right, getting regular check-ups, preventive screenings, and avoiding risky behaviors like smoking or not wearing a seatbelt.

Texas Tech Physicians will do their part to promote healthy living with the following presentations during National Women's Health Week:

Tuesday, May 20

12:15 p.m. Sami Jabara, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology, "Infertility Update."

12:40 p.m. Sharmilla Dissanaike, M.D., Surgery, "Update on Breast Surgery"

Thursday, May 22

12:15 p.m. Robert Casanova, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology, "Contraception: What is old and New"

12:40 p.m. Carol Felton, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology, "Menopause"

Friday, May 23

12:15 p.m. Joehassin Cordero, M.D., Surgery, "Sleep Apnea and Snoring"

12:40 p.m. Cornelia de Riese, M.D., Obstetrics/Gynecology, "Pelvic Support Problems and Procedures"

The public is invited to bring their lunch and hear these free programs. Free lunch will be provided to the first 75 people who attend each day. Those who attend the event will have a chance to win door prizes.

For more information about National Women's Health Week events at TTUHSC, call 743-2143 or email jo.vaughan@ttuhsc.edu.

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