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Free Health Fair and Seminar for Women on May 8 at Texas Health Plano

PLANO, Texas — Mother’s Day is almost here and it’s a great time for women to set aside a time to focus on themselves and their health. To help women do just that, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano has organized a free health fair and seminar that will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8.

“Too often women make time for all the tasks in their lives at the expense of their own health and well being,” said Mary Jo Dean, director of community relations for Texas Health Plano. “We look forward to an evening of fun and time for women to gather crucial information about their health.”

From 6 to 7:30 p.m., hospital employees will provide information and screenings on stroke, diabetes, heart disease, stress and depression, nutrition, cancer, emergency preparedness, bone density and aromatherapy. There also will be opportunities to ask a physician questions. This event is part of the monthly Women’s Health Connection series.

Dr. Janna Massar, a physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Plano, will speak about “What’s on the Shelf and Your Health” at 7:30 p.m. Her presentation will address the most common vitamins and herbal supplements women use and why it’s important to tell your physician about all the medications, vitamins and supplements you are taking.

The event is the first in a series of events Texas Health will offer in collaboration with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health. Women make about 80 percent of the health care decisions for themselves and their families and this collaboration aims to help provide women tools and evidence-based research to make those decisions.

“Texas Health Plano is committed to improving the health of the people in the communities we serve and one way we do that is by helping to educate individuals about the best ways they can take control of their own health,” said Dr. Jeffrey Canose, FACHE, hospital president. “This collaboration is another tool for Texas Health Plano to meet people in the community and offer them tools to improve their health. We believe strongly in our education offerings, faith community nursing initiative, and other community outreach programs as ways to reach people where they live, work and worship.”

The event is free and includes light refreshments, but registration is required. To register, call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355) or register online at

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hosptial Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit

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