For the next seven days, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other organizations nationwide are encouraging all women to "Reconnect to Your Health."
"One of the best gifts you can give your mother or yourself is to schedule a check-up visit with a health care provider," said Dr. Wanda Jones, Director of HHS' Office on Women's Health, as she announced the 7th annual National Women's Health Week.
Here are the details for the exciting events at which Bhaswati and others of us -- including, yours truly -- will speak:
HOLISTIC WOMEN'S HEALTH
Free Seminars Celebrating National Women's Health Week
Location: Wyckoff Heights Medical Center 374 Stockholm Street at Wyckoff Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (If you're taking the subway, get off at the DeKalb Avenue stop on the L train, 15 minutes east of Union Square.)
Monday, May 15, 2006 11am - 5pm 5th Floor Conference Center, Room A Holistic Stress Management For Women's Health (If you're in the dark, "holistic" -- pronounced as " hO' lis-tik" means seeing the system as mind, body & spirit.)
11:00a Etu Evans, MA, celebrity shoe designer – Landing on Your Feet and Creating Your Life 11:45a Donna Sonkin, HHC, Visualization and Goal Setting Workshop 1:00p Amanda Broomell, HHC – Pre-Menstrual Syndrome in the Healthy Woman 1:30p Karen Seales, LMSW – Sexual Violence in Relationships 2:00p Naina Marballi, BAMS – Beauty Care through Ayurveda 3:00p Maya Bhagat, BT, HHC – Sugar Blues – Understanding Sugar Cravings 3:45p Helen Jimenez, PT– Physical Therapy for Stress Management 4:15p Andrea Beaman, HHC, celebrated TV's Top Chef – Cooking for Health
Wednesday, May 17, 2006 11am - 4pm 5th Floor Conference Center, Room A Holistic Mini-Lectures 11:00a Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MPH, MD, HHC – Sexuality and Healthy Relationship 11:30a Ellen Rosenfeld, HHC – Digestive Health 12:00n Julie Shah, CYT – Yoga for the Busy Office Woman – yoga demonstration 12:30p Connie Bennett, MSJ, HHC, author – How Your Sugar Habit Could Harm Your Moods & Health (Yours truly!) 1:00p Jenine Pontillo, HHC – Getting Weight into Control 1:30p Windi Mirkovic, CNM, NP – Menstruation: Rethinking Our Relationship with the Moon 2:00p Bala Ravi, MD – Talking with Women about Screening Tests 2:30p Victor Brandeis, MD – Infertility, Relaxation & Herbal Remedies: Myth or Reality? 3:00p Apryl Prince, HHC – Holistic Approaches to Mental Health for Women
Thursday, May 18, 2006 10am - 5pm Wyckoff Women's Health Center, 2nd Floor Holistic Women's Health Clinic Walk-in consulations with Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD – board-certified holistic physician (10am - 5pm): holistic health assessments with Jennifer Araujo, HHC (10am - 2pm); and walk-in reiki experientials with Hamida Mirza, CNM – The Gift of Reiki (10am - 12noon).
Friday, May 19, 2006 11am – 4pm 2nd Floor Outpatient Clinic Corridor, Holistic Approach to Nutrition Individual 30-minute assessments with Holistic Nutrition and Health Counselors on a walk-in basis with: Apryl Prince, HHC; Bhaswati Bhattacharya, HHC; Jenine Pontillo, HHC; Randi Luckman, HHC; Jody Strimling-Muchow, MFA, Reiki practitioner, HHC; Kate Barron, HHC; Geeta Trikha-Davies, HHC;
Sponsored by the Division of Complementary & Alternative Medicines at WHMC Questions & RSVP: 718 907 4951 These events are FREE and open to all.
Our talks at the Holistic Women's Health conference are part of the National Women's Health Week and are supported by a grant from the Office on Women's Health, US Dept of Health & Human Services.