October Event at Texas Health Dallas, Website Designed to Help Women Monitor Health|
DALLAS — We all know that women tend to put themselves last on the to-do list.
The average woman’s to-do list could look something like this: shuttle Mary from soccer to piano, drop Tommy off at swimming lessons, juggle conference calls between the grocery store and cleaners, schedule the orthodontist appointments and health checkups, straighten the house before the mother-in-law arrives and make a healthy dinner and pack tomorrow’s lunch for the kids.
With all that activity, it can be really easy for a woman to ignore her own well-being.
That’s why Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is hosting “The Multi-Tasking Woman.” Dr. Lisa Remedios, an OB/GYN on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas, will speak about breast health and offer tips for how women can regain control of their health. The free event is being held in conjunction with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Health. The seminar will be held at 6 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25, at Beasley Conference Center located on Texas Health Dallas’ main campus, 8200 Walnut Hill Lane. The event is free but registration is required by calling 1-877-THR-WELL or visiting TexasHealth.org/Advances.
If you can’t break away, Texas Health has created an online resources as well. With a few clicks of the mouse at TexasHealth.org/Women, busy women can get a barometer of their own health.
The site is divided into age categories, so women see only the tests and conditions most appropriate to their life stage. Many of the quizzes, such as questions about healthy eating and thyroid function, take less than two minutes with the longest one, the overall women’s health assessment, easy to complete in less than 10 minutes. The site also includes a breast cancer risk assessment tool. And the results are easy to print and take to your physician to discuss any concerns more in-depth.
“It’s so easy for women to put their health needs behind those of their families,” said Remedios. “But because everyone is so dependent on them it’s even more important to take the time to care for your own health and well-being. Texas Health is excited to offer tools that make taking care of yourself easy to achieve.”
About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is an 898-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, having provided compassionate care to the residents of Dallas and surrounding communities since 1966. US News and World Report has ranked Texas Health Dallas among the nation’s best hospitals in digestive disorders, orthopedics, and neurology and neurosurgery. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Dallas has approximately 4,000 employees and an active medical staff of more than 1,000 physicians. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Dallas.
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.