When it comes to men and women, differences exist beyond the obvious. Research has shown that women are more vulnerable than men to some diseases and may have different symptoms and responses to treatment in many major areas of health, including heart disease and some cancers.
Medical practice and therapies have kept pace with these new findings, addressing and defining women’s health more broadly than only issues related to the female reproductive system.
As a result, women have grown more active in asking questions of their doctors, researching answers, and seeking information from a myriad of sources on how to maintain their own good health and well-being in mid-life.
In response, Cooper has created an annual, one-stop, health-information event designed especially for women 45 years of age and better.
Presented by The Ripa Center for Women’s Health & Wellness at Cooper, the second annual event, titled “BreakThrough! Energy, Attitude & Good Health: A Program for Women 45+,” is a fun and informative one-day conference celebrating women’s health and wellness in mid-life.
Set for 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2009, at The Westin Mount Laurel, Route 73 and Fellowship Road, Mount Laurel, N.J., the conference will feature special guest speakers, and a host of health and wellness lectures and workshops presented by Cooper’s medical experts.
This year’s featured guest speaker is television broadcaster Lynn Doyle, CN8’s political director, Emmy-winner and host of “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle.” In her discussion on “How To Be Fabulous After 45!,” Doyle will share her experience as a finalist in More magazine’s model search for women age 45 years and above.
Also featured is Chef Kathleen Daelemans, best-selling author of Getting Thin & Loving Food!, 200 Easy Recipes to Take You Where You Want to Be, and Cooking Thin with Chef Kathleen. While discussing “Cooking Thin!,” Chef Kathleen, who lost more than 70 pounds herself, will share her tips and advice on healthy cooking and eating.
In addition, interactive workshops with Cooper’s renowned physicians and other experts will be offered on such topics as:
- Hormones Gone Wild
- Bladder Matters
- Sexuality and Aging
- Living with Arthritis
- Youthful Skin
- Heart Palpitations
A healthful Continental breakfast, lunch and a special dessert are included in admission, as well as free health screenings, chair massages, and the chance to visit exhibitors with products and services especially for women. Flu shots also will be available for $15.
The registration fee for the conference is $45 per person. Members of The Ripa Center enjoy a $5 reduction on admission. Join the Ripa Center now for free and receive a promotional code via email to save $5 on the conference registration fee.
To learn more, or to register, visit breakthrough2009.eventbrite.com or call toll free at 1-877-662-2273.