Advocate Heart Institute at Christ Medical Center is inviting women of all ages to attend “The Art of Being a Woman: Heart, Health and Family” to be held on Saturday, Feb. 27 from 7:30 am to 2 pm. The free health program will be held in the Robert N. Stein, MD Auditorium at the corner of 93rd Street and Kilbourn Avenue in Oak Lawn.
The Art of Being a Woman is intended to empower and educate women on how they can be proactive about their health and take small, manageable steps to live healthier and happier lives.
Attendees will have the opportunity to sit in on educational sessions that will be led by Christ Medical Center physicians who specialize in women’s health. Featured presentations include:
- The Heart of a Woman – Dr. Maitrayee Vadali, cardiologist
- Mindfulness – Dr. Ed Mahoney, clinical psychologist
- The Female Athlete – Dr. Kirsten Oliversen, family medicine
- The Long-Term Health Effects of High Blood Pressure and Diabetes in Pregnancy – Dr. Helen Kay, maternal fetal medicine
- Alzheimer’s Disease: Caring and Sharing; It’s a Family Affair – Dr. Mary Do, family medicine
Women will also have the opportunity to choose from interactive breakout sessions throughout the day, including tours of the medical center’s new Birthing Center and a jewelry making class for attendees to make their own earrings.
In an effort to encourage women to pay closer attention to their health, free screenings for >blood pressure, body mass index, oxygen saturation and waist-to-height measurement will be available at the event.
In addition, local vendors will display their products, ranging from chocolates to glass creations, for attendees to peruse and purchase. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be served. Registration and breakfast will take place from 7:30 am to 8:30 am, immediately followed by the first physician lecture.