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Event at Texas Health Plano, Website Designed to Help Women Monitor Health
10/03/2012

PLANO, Texas — 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 Plano is hosting “The Multi-Tasking Woman.” Dr. Patricia Krakos, a radiologist on the hospital’s medical staff, 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. In addition to Krakos speaking, there will be hand massages, makeup and skin tips, and aromatherapy. Attendees are encouraged to wear pink. The seminar will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the Tower C Lobby at Texas Health Plano. 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 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 is so easy for women to put their health needs behind those of their families,” Krakos said. “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 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 TexasHealth.org/Plano.

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 TexasHealth.org.

Doctors on the medical staff practice independently and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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