Free Women’s Comprehensive Health Conference Nov. 18

Onsite contact: Jolyn Bragg, (210) 380-1671, braggj@uthscsa.edu

 

WHAT:           UT Health San Antonio is holding its third annual Women’s Conference Health Conference on Saturday, Nov. 18. The free conference will offer women the opportunity to participate in small-group discussions with physicians and other health practitioners from UT Health San Antonio about the newest, evidence-based methods to enhance physical, mental and emotional well-being.

Women also will receive complimentary health assessments and screenings.

WHEN:           Media are invited from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, for great visuals and interviews with UT Health San Antonio practitioners.

WHERE:         The Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway

TOPICS:         The presenters and topics are below:    

Diabetes & Pregnancy
Learn about the specific health considerations that women with diabetes should take into consideration before, during and after pregnancy.
Ometeotl Acosta, M.D.
UT Health Maternal-Fetal Medicine

Cardiovascular Fortune Telling
Know your numbers and your risk for heart attack and stroke.
Ildiko Agoston, M.D.
UT Health Cardiology and Women’s Comprehensive Health Institute

Menopause Majors – Before, During and After
UT Health’s expert will discuss what to expect and how to prepare for perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.
Rochelle David, M.D.
UT Health Obstetrics & Gynecology

Afraid to LOL?
Laugh, love and live without stressing about bladder leakage. Learn about the modern therapies, devices and procedures available for treating urinary incontinence.
Elizabeth Evans, M.D.
UT Health Urogynecology

Breast Cancer Genetics and Your Risk
Learn about the advanced discoveries being made on the BRAC1 gene’s role in breast cancer and the latest recommendations for testing and screenings.
Kate Lathrop, M.D.
UT Health Cancer Center’s Breast Center

Planning Your Fertile Future
Hear an eye-opening presentation on what women and men can do now to promote their fertility, with expert advice on family planning after age 35 and the new, modern therapies available to help people become parents.
Jennifer Knudtson, M.D.
UT Health Fertility Center

Put a Stop to Yo-Yo Dieting
The right diet can help you reach your goals of losing weight, lowering your cholesterol, gaining muscle definition and decreasing your risk of diabetes. During this presentation, you will learn which foods can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. 
Christiane Meireles, Ph.D., RDN
UT Health Dietician

HPV: My Kids and Me?
The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the U.S., affecting about 80 percent of all sexually active men and women. Learn about he virus, HPV vaccines and screening recommendations for women of all ages.
Georgia McCann, M.D.
UT Health Gynecology Oncology

Kegals –  It’s All About Form
Kegal exercises can be a woman’s best defense against bladder leakage, organ prolapse and sexual defects. Learn simple, but very effective methods for performing the perfect Kegal exercises. 
Betsy Nielsen-Omesis, RN
UT Health Urology

Just a Mole Or Is it More?
UT Health’s Chief of Dermatology will provide a visual presentation that will help you determine the difference between a common mole and those spots that warrant immediate attention.
Sandra Osswald, M.D.
UT Health Dermatology

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