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Denton Event, Website Designed to Help Women Monitor their Health
10/02/2012

DENTON, 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
  • 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 Denton is hosting "The Multi-Tasking Woman."

Dr. Anna Burke, an internal medicine physician on the medical staff at Texas Health Denton, will speak about breast health and offer tips for how women can regain control of their health. The event is being held in conjunction with the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health.

The seminar will be held in the Rio Grande Room at Texas Health Denton Mon., Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The event is free but registration is required by calling 1-877-THR-WELL or visiting www.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’s so easy for women to put their health needs behind those of their families," said Dr. Burke. "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."

For more information, visit www.TexasHealth.org/Denton.

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 www.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 www.laurabushinstitute.org.

 

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