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HMHEB Hosts Its Annual Women’s Retreat, Fit to a Tea
BEDFORD, Texas – Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital is hosting its annual women's retreat, Fit to a Tea, on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007 at the Embassy Suites Hotel Outdoor World in Grapevine. The keynote speaker is Deborah Kern, Ph.D., who will share The Girlfriend's Guide to Weight, Food, Body Image, Energy and Sexuality.

Sponsored by the Women's Advisory Board at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, Fit to a Tea begins with a comprehensive health fair, including fitness testing, aromatherapy, massage therapy, and screenings for bone density, cholesterol, glucose and blood pressure. Highlights of the breakout sessions include:

  • “I'm not Mrs. Cleaver,” a discussion of childhood and adolescent behavior;
  • “Healthy Eating – Quick, Easy and Reasonable,” including a cooking demonstration;
  • “It's only a Freckle,” a discussion on what signs of sun damage and skin cancer to watch for;
  • Cardiac rehabilitation and fitness;
  • “Fit to a Tea Party” with Janice Gale;
  • “How to Defend Yourself Like a Lady” with Dale Lockwood; and
  • Mandarin Hand Therapy.

The cost to attend Fit to a Tea is $30. To register or for more information, please call 1-888-4-HARRIS. The health fair runs from 7 to 10 a.m., followed by Dr. Kern from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Lunch and the breakout sessions are slated from noon to 5 p.m.

Start the retreat early with an overnight package that includes a reception on Friday night with complimentary wine and cheese, plus a cash bar and shopping at the Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital Gift Shoppe boutique. To stay overnight on Friday evening, please contact the hotel directly at 972-724-2600.

The 2007 retreat is chaired by Patti Tennery of Colleyville. The Women's Advisory Board is led by chair Winnie Wayne, also of Colleyville. Fit to a Tea is a part of Healthy Women, Healthy Lives, a community wellness program of Harris Methodist Hospitals.

About Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital
Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital, an affiliate of Texas Health Resources, is a 284-bed, acute-care facility serving Northeast Tarrant County since 1973. Services provided at Harris Methodist H•E•B Hospital include outpatient surgery, women's services, a level III neonatal intensive care unit, a dedicated oncology care unit, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery and a dedicated cardiac care unit, cardiac rehabilitation, physical medicine and rehabilitation, occupational health services, psychiatric and addiction treatment and pediatrics.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. THR controls 13 affiliated hospitals and a medical research organization, and is a corporate member or partner in seven additional hospitals and surgery centers. THR’s family of hospitals includes Harris Methodist Hospitals, Arlington Memorial Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare System.  For more information about Texas Health Resources, visit

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