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Free Women’s Health Seminar on May 30 at Texas Health Denton
05/16/2012

DENTON, Texas — Summer is almost here and who doesn’t want to look and feel their best? Now is the perfect time for women to set aside some time to focus on themselves and their health. And, to help women do just that, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton has organized a free women’s health seminar that will be held Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m.

Dr. Heather Bartos
Dr. Heather Bartos

It’s often been said that women make time for all the tasks in their lives at the expense of their own health and well being. Through this seminar, women can look forward to an evening of fun as well as a time for them to gather crucial information about their health.

Dr. Heather Bartos, a physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Denton, will speak about “What’s on the Shelf and Your Health.” 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 Denton is committed to improving the health of the people in the communities we serve and one way we accomplish this is by helping to educate individuals about the best ways they can take control of their own health,” said Stan Morton, president of Texas Health Denton. “This collaboration is another means for Texas Health Denton to meet people in the community and to offer them useful tools to improve their health.”

The event is free and includes light refreshments, but registration is required. To register, visit TexasHealth.org/Advances or call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton is a 255-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served North Texas and southern Oklahoma since 1987. The hospital’s services include: heart and vascular; a Level III neonatal intensive care unit; orthopedics and sports medicine; neck, spine and pain management; emergency medicine; an accredited sleep center; women’s services; and a weight loss surgery program that has been designated a Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. As one of the largest employers in Denton County, Texas Health Denton has more than 900 employees and more than 300 physicians on the medical staff practicing in more than 43 specialties. Texas Health Denton is an accredited chest pain center, and is certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Stroke Center and designated by the State of Texas as a Primary Stroke Facility. Texas Health Denton is an affiliate of Texas Health Resources, one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Denton.

About the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health
Established in 2007, the LWBIWH builds and offers research, education and community outreach programs to improve the lives of women and their families by applying the resources and expertise from its affiliation with the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and Angelo State University. The institute supports scientific discoveries unique to women’s health and gender differences; advances the knowledge of health care professionals through evidence-based resources; and connects with communities for healthier lives. For more information about the LWBIWH, call 806-356-4617 or visit laurabushinstitute.org.

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