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OHSU Center For Women's Health Conference Brings National Celebrity on Health Care

   Portland, Ore.

Learn how to slow down your biological clock, stay young, increase your energy, decrease your fatigue, treat hot flashes, learn what's new in cancer prevention, use food as medicine and a whole lot more at the Oregon Health & Science University 10th Annual Women's Health Conference. A daylong celebration of women's health, the conference features 23 of the top health experts in the Northwest, including nationally known keynote speaker Judith Reichman, M.D. The conference is planned for Saturday, April 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Oregon Convention Center.

Reichman is a best-selling author and the physician correspondent for NBC's "Today" show. She is an outspoken expert on women's health care issues. Her newest book is, Slow Your Clock Down: The Complete Guide to a Healthy, Younger You. She also has written: I'm Too Young To Get Old and I'm Not in The Mood. Reichman has addressed the Women's Health Initiative Advisory Committee, the United Nations conference on women's heath and the American Medical Association.

The OHSU Women's Health Conference is a day packed with interesting topics just for women: cutting-edge information on nutritional supplements, heart heath just for women, the newest advances in osteoporosis, the latest news in plastic surgery and skin care, and yoga tips for a balanced lifestyle.

This routinely sold-out event has been organized for the past 10 years by community volunteers and leaders, Mary Wilcox and Gaynor Arzt. They research and interview all speakers to be sure they are interesting and have something new and fresh to say about women's health. The cost of the full-day conference is $35 and includes a vegetarian lunch and free samples of health care products by vendors.

The sessions include:

  • "Food as Medicine," nutrition news that women need to know by Wendy Kohatsu, M.D., assistant professor of family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology.
  • "What to Do When They Say It's Cancer," managing any cancer diagnosis, by Kevin Billingsley, M.D., associate professor of surgery (surgical oncology), OHSU School of Medicine.
  • "Breast Cancer in 2005 and Beyond," what's new in prevention and treatment by Arpana Naik, M.D., assistant professor of surgery (breast surgery), OHSU School of Medicine.
  • "Spreading Your Wings to Soar," success through passion, self-confidence and goal setting by Kay Toran, M.S.W., president of the Volunteers of America, Oregon.
  • "Heart Health," how women can tell if they are having a heart attack and what to do to prevent it by Anne Rosenfeld, Ph.D., R.N., C.N.S.
  • "Nutritional Supplements," help, hype or harm," by Kerry Kuehl, M.D., Dr.P.H., assistant professor of medicine (health promotion and sports medicine), OHSU School of Medicine.
  • "Hot Flashes? Night Sweats?" The latest research on alternatives to estrogen for menopausal symptoms by Anne Nedrow, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (general internal medicine and geriatrics) and obstetrics and gynecology, OHSU School of Medicine; and director of women's primary care and integrative medicine, OHSU Center for Women's Health.
  • "How to Increase Energy and Decrease Fatigue," using your knowledge and natural therapies to combat fatigue by Lynne Shinto, N.D., assistant professor of neurology, OHSU School of Medicine.
  • "Eat 5-A-Day," improving African-American health with fruits and vegetables by Bill Beamer, media director, African American Health Coalition Inc., Portland-Multnomah Food Policy Council member, and Oregon 5-A-Day Partnership steering committee member.
  • "Male Maintenance," some tools to help the men in your life take care of their health by Melanie Sauvain, M.D., assistant professor of medicine (general internal and geriatrics), OHSU School of Medicine; and director, OHSU Executive Evaluation Center.
  • "The Healing Power of Exercise," your guide to preventing and treating diabetes, depression, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis and more by Linn Goldberg, M.D., F.A.C.S.M., professor of medicine and head of health promotion and sports medicine, OHSU School of Medicine; and director, OHSU Human Performance Laboratory.

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