Harris Hospital today announced a monthly series of free seminars, health fairs, educational programs and interactive events that will focus on women. Healthy Woman programs are dedicated to improving the emotional, physical and fiscal well-being of both women and the families for which they care. Healthy Woman will kick-off on July 18, 2006 at Arkansas State University Newport. A free health fair will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m.featuring a nationally-noted motivational speaker who will address women’s health and life balance issues. The cost for the presentation and dinner is $15.00.
For more than 15 years, Dr. Suzanne Metzger has captivated audiences with her humorous, yet provocative speeches. She will share the importance of having the right attitude and “soft skills” tools to build a healthy and happy approach to life. As an 11-year breast cancer survivor, Dr. Metzger has been through a lumpectomy, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormone therapy, and is certainly aware of what it takes to survive. Dr. Metzger has authored Learning Through Living…Some Assembly Required, and co-authored The Complete Idiot’s Guide to – Living with Breast Cancer. She knows the power and importance that the right attitude can make on any situation.
The monthly Healthy Woman presentations will cover physical and emotional healthcare, as well as financial well-being and spiritual development. Healthcare topics will include pertinent information on heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, menopause, nutrition, osteoporosis, stress management and life balance issues.
“We want the women of Newport, Jackson County and the surrounding areas to understand those differences and be to make informed decisions about their healthcare, as well as that of their families,” said Butch Naylor, hospital CEO. A woman’s advisory council has been selected to assist the hospital in identifying areas in which the women in our community are interested.