Bone Health, Women’s Wellness to Highlight RiverView Health’s Fifth Annual Women’s Fest May 15th
In recognition of National Women’s Health Week, RiverView Health will hold its Fifth Annual Women’s Fest on May 15th. The 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. event will be held in Heritage Hallway on RiverView’s Crookston campus.
National Women’s Health Week, May 13th-19th, empowers women to make their health a top priority. It also encourages them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.
On the Program
On hand to present hot topics in women's health will be Kari Anderson, RiverView family nurse practitioner. Anderson’s presentation “Wellness Today for a Better Tomorrow’’ will touch on a variety of topics, including breast cancer, heart disease, screenings, and immunizations. Anderson’s presentation will be held at 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
RiverView Health’s newest provider, Betsy Hemler, will also make her debut at the May 15th event.
Hemler is a certified nurse midwife who recently joined RiverView Health in both the Crookston and East Grand Forks locations. Hemler’s current focus is bone health. She will do her presentation “Bone Health Basics’’ at both 4:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
“Bone health is important because as the baby boomers are getting older, so are their bones,’’ Hemler stated. “Healthy living and prevention of fractures is important for everyone and especially for people with risk factors for Osteoporosis.’’
In the United States there are 10 million people with Osteoporosis and another 34 million with Low Bone Mass, according to Hemler. If you have Osteoporosis you are more likely to have a fracture, especially of your spine, hip or wrist. Patients with Low Bone Mass need to be identified early so treatment can be initiated as needed. It is estimated that 50 percent of women and 25 percent of men over the age of 50 will have an osteoporotic fracture in their lifetime.
Patti Lien, owner of Rejuv Salon and Spa, Crookston, will give free hand massages at the afternoon event. And Rejuv’s skin care specialist Jane Gruhot will offer face mapping. Face mapping is a revolutionary approach in skin analysis. It allows the therapist to conduct an inch-by-inch methodical analysis of the facial landscape, guaranteeing any subsequent professional treatment and home-care prescriptions will fully address each client’s concerns.
RiverView acupuncturist Megan Scott will also be available to give tips on getting a better night’s sleep, and will have a sound sleep acupressure guide available.
Free blood pressure and blood sugar checks will be conducted. And, as always, there will be great food and door prizes.
My New View
Women’s Fest is an annual event for RiverView Health’s free women’s membership program My New View. Individuals that are not currently members of My New View but are interested in attending this event can enroll at Women’s Fest. Women completing a My New View membership application, online or on paper, are asked to share basic information such as name and address, as well as a brief inventory of health interests and concerns. This information is used by RiverView Health to identify needs for health information and education, as well as medical resource development for women.