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In New York Area? Hear Us Speak in Free, Fascinating Talks for National Women's Health Week

Posted Dec 18 2008 8:13pm

If you're in the New York area and have some time during the day, come hear a bunch of us speak at a fascinating, Holistic Women's Health conference in Brooklyn.


You'll get to hear some really exciting speakers -- all for free -- including Bhaswati Bhattacharya, MD, MPH, HHC -- who did a stupendous job organizing the event.

Just check out her impressive bio!

Wondering what this is all about? Basically, today (Mother's Day) begins National Women's Health Week.

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:


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.

Special thanks to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), where I'm currently concluding my studies. IIN made it possible for me to hook up with Bhaswati. (Dr. Bhattacharya). Also, please note that several of my other classmates also will speak at this wonderful conference.

Make sure to say hi when you hear us speak!

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