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Oct. 8, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
Women’s Health Awareness Week at MUW to focus on stress management
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Brian Luke Seaward, author of “Desserts is Stressed Spelled Backwards,” will be the featured speaker during Women’s Health Awareness Week at Mississippi University for Women Oct. 26-28.
The goal of the program is to offer on campus a health awareness program to educate women about health issues, according to Dr. Joyce Yates, coordinator of graduate studies in health education.
“How many times are you involved with a question and answer session with a physician outside of a paid for office visit? Also, everyone has problems with stress due to our ‘packed to the limit’ schedules. Dr. Seaward addresses these schedules and just our perspective on life,” Yates said.
Seaward, a stress management specialist, will share stories from his book about individuals who chose to confront rather than retreat from stumbling blocks.
“Dr. Seaward has written numerous books, presented at wellness conferences across the nation and has worked with major medical doctors across the United States. We are extremely fortunate to have this wonderful featured speaker.”
His session will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26. The cost is $10.
On Wednesday, Oct. 27, internal medicine physician Jacqueline Hampton will discuss top women’s health issues.
She joined Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle in 1997.
Dr. Hampton received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi Medical School in Jackson and completed her residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.
She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Mark L. Burtman, who joined Dr. James Holzhauer for the practice of obstetrics and gynecology, will talk about women’s health issues on Thursday, Oct. 28.
He received his medical degree at Creighton University in Nebraska and completed his obstetrics and gynecology residency at Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth,Va.
Dr. Burtman is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Free tickets will be available to the first 50 callers and recipients for the sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. If complimentary tickets are not obtained, the cost is $8.
All three luncheons will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Hogarth Dining Center Banquet Room. Speakers will not begin un til1210p.m.br
Yates said, “We hope to empower people who attend the stress management session to be able to deal with stress more effectively. We also aspire to develop a keener knowledge base in the physicians' areas of expertise that will be presented.”
This is the second year for the program sponsored by BMH-GT, The MUW Foundation and The Graduate Program in Health Education’s Commit To Be Fit.
For tickets and additional information, call the Division of Health and Kinesiology at 329-7225.
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