The six-part series already began earlier this month with a session on urinary incontinence that was presented by Dr. Robert Reagan Jr. M.D. All of the seminars will take place at the Center for Health and Wellness.
However, there are still five more sessions that women can attend to get informed. On Feb. 22, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., the next seminar will focus on heart health. Entitled “Health Hearts for Women,” this seminar will be presented by cardiologist William Newman, M.D.
The next seminar will follow on March 21, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. when Dr. Henry Hyman, DO, OB-GYN, talks to the group about hormone replacement therapies.
Bone health for women will be the focus of the fourth seminar, which will take place on April 18, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The presenter will be Orthopedic Surgeon Alex Huff, MD.
On May 16, 6:30-7:30, Dr. John M. Roberts will present a seminar on menstrual disorders and common surgeries for women.
The last seminar will be on June 20, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on “Caring for the Caregiver.” In it, Dr. Elizabeth Bryan M.D. will speak to the group.
Amber Cava, the director of marketing and community relations at Sampson Regional Medical Center, explained that this is actually just part of the total series on women’s health. Back in the fall, there were other seminars held.
While there was not a great number of people who attended the seminars earlier, she said that those who did attend greatly appreciated what they learned.
“We had small attendance, but they all enjoyed it,” said Cava.
With it being free for all to attend, she hoped that more would take advantage of these seminars and any others that are offered. In fact, she said the hospital creates a number of educational seminars for helping people.
“People often think of the hospital when they are sick, but it is also a resource for wellness. Education and wellness programs play an important role in disease prevention and management,” Cava explained.
Overall, she stated that women can learn a great deal about how to better take care of their health.
“These programs provide valuable education about a variety of topics, and hopefully, we’re able to make a difference in the health of our community,” Cava commented.
For more information on all of the seminars, call 592-8551 ext. 4305.
Katie Holland can be reached at 910-592-8137, ext. 136, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.