Take a Healthy Stroll at the SD Women's Expo
October 04, 2016
Huron, S.D. – Dedicated to helping women put the focus back on their own health, Huron Regional Medical Center will present a wide variety of health topics and screenings at the SD Women’s Expo, which will be held on Saturday, October 8, at the SD State Fairgrounds.
Again this year, women are invited to take “a healthy stroll” through the Arts and Education building, where they will find interactive information on topics like common women’s health issues, car seat safety, pertussis, breast cancer, colon health, nutrition and diabetes. Free blood pressure, skin damage and oral cancer screenings will also be offered, along with three medical presentations to be featured on the HRMC stage:
10:30 a.m. – Acupuncture: Getting to the Point!
Josh Carr, DC, a chiropractor at Carr Chiropractic Clinic, will share the history behind acupuncture and theories about how acupuncture became a viable treatment. He will also present current research and share some of the common conditions and diseases which can be alleviated with acupuncture. Dr. Carr will also tell attendees what to expect during and after treatment to help ease any worries regarding treatment.
11:30 a.m. – Take It or Leave It
Dr. Sara Castellanos and Dr. Elyse Brock, obstetric and gynecologic physicians with the Women’s Wellness Center, obstetric and gynecologic physicians with the Women’s Wellness Center, will walk through the pros and cons of the many options women have today when facing common female issues to help them feel better and enjoy being a woman.
2:00 p.m. – Too Busy for a Heart Attack
When 65-year-old Marsha Brown noticed unusual chest pain and fatigue that would come and go with some frequency, she misunderstood these heart attack symptoms as anxiety. You’ll hear Marsha’s story along with information on the unique symptoms women experience from Kevin Vaska, MD, Brown’s cardiologist. Debbie Cutshaw, a cardiac rehabilitation nurse with HRMC, will teach women how to help avoid heart disease by caring for your body and paying attention to even subtle changes.
Joining HRMC in the Arts and Education building will be staff rom Avera Cancer Navigator, Horizon Health, Huron Clinic, Midwest Ear, Nose and Throat and the Women’s Wellness Center. HRMC’s medical imaging staff will share information We’ve Got You Covered, a program to increase the number of women receiving regular mammograms through awareness activities and free mammograms.
“The best protection is regular mammograms,” says Donna Haigh, a registered mammography technologist at HRMC. “We want to increase awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening and remove barriers stopping women from getting recommended screenings.”
Women between the ages of 40-64 who have not had a mammogram in two years and do not have insurance that covers a mammogram are eligible to receive a free mammogram thanks to the generous donations of area residents to the HRMC Foundation.
“Whether you don’t have insurance, your insurance requires an out-of-pocket expense or you’re not sure if it covers mammograms – we’ve got you covered,” explained Haigh. “We encourage these women in need of a mammogram to call or come to the Expo to learn more.”
In addition to sharing information and scheduling mammograms at the event, the medical imaging staff will be hosting a “Pink Photo Booth.” All women are invited to stop by and don some fun pink accessories and pose for a selfie with all your besties.
SD Women’s Expo ticket information is available at www.SDWomensExpo.com. General admission tickets are just $10, VIP tickets are available for $20 or $50.
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