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Memorial Hospital to sponsor women’s event

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JASPER – A morning devoted to women’s health is planned for Jan. 14 at the Huntingburg Event Center. Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center’s “Women of the Heartland” will feature cardiologist Dr. Mary Walsh of Indianapolis, who is a nationally recognized expert on women and heart disease.
Her keynote speech will be “Heart Disease in Women: Am I at Risk?”
Walsh earned both her undergraduate and medical degrees at University of Minnesota and completed an internship and residency at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas.
She completed her cardiology fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.
Her areas of expertise include nuclear cardiology, heart failure and cardiac transplantation with a special interest in women and heart disease.
She serves as medical director of the Heart Failure and Cardiac Transplantation Programs, as director of nuclear cardiology at St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana and is clinical associate professor of medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine.
The event will also include presentations by Dr. Amy Campbell, family physician, regarding “Women’s Eating Disorders,” and Dr. Kristin Werne, OB/GYN, concerning “Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy: What are the Risks?”
Participants may choose one of three breakout sessions presented by physical therapist Shala Cunningham regarding “Urinary Incontinence and Nonsurgical Treatment Options,” dietitian Erin Meyer addressing “Ten Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy” and Jill Memmer, health-fitness specialist, who will present “Move 3 Every 60!”  Dr. Adam Dawkins, cardiologist with Heartland Cardiology Associates, LLC, will serve as moderator.
Pre-registration is required and may be done online at www.mhhcc.org or by calling Memorial Hospital’s community-relations department at (812) 996-2352.
Women who pre-register by Jan. 9 will receive a gift certificate for free blood screening including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, tri-glycerides and blood glucose at Memorial Hospital’s Outpatient Lab.
Light refreshments will be served.  
In lieu of an admission fee, donations will be accepted for the integrative-medicine program at the Phillip R. Dawkins Heart and Vascular Center at Memorial Hospital.
The Huntingburg Event Center is located at 110 East 14th Street in Huntingburg.  For more information about “Women of the Heartland,” call Rita Howell, director of community relations, at (812) 996-2323.