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Oct. 10,  2008

Connect Your Mind, Body and Soul at Women's Health and Wellness Forum

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It’s an opportunity to learn how to better feed your mind, connect with your body and nurture your soul to stay healthy. On Friday, Oct. 17 from 7:30 - 10 a.m., Emory Crawford Long Hospital will host “Mind, Body & Soul - A Women’s Health and Wellness Forum.” The program is free and open to the public and will highlight the latest in women’s health and wellness.

The forum is one of the many events the hospital is offering to the community this year as it celebrates 100 years of caring for Atlanta’s citizens. Topics include: women and heart disease, breast health, plastic surgery and women’s health, among others. Experts will talk about prevention, care and research in these specialties, as well as the importance of connecting mind, body and soul to stay healthy.

CNN medical correspondent Judy Fortin moderates the forum, with former CNN anchor and now author Daryn Kagan giving the keynote address. Learn about Emory’s collaborative research efforts in women’s health issues from WSB-TV’s Dr. Randy Martin, who is also an Emory cardiologist. And former WSB-TV anchor and reporter JaQuitta Williams will share her inspirational breast cancer survivor story.

“This forum is an opportunity for women in the Atlanta community to learn about some of the many health issues that most affect them,” says Dane Peterson, chief operating officer, Emory Crawford Long Hospital. “Attendees will hear from some of the top experts in the field, while learning about wellness, prevention and take home tips to stay healthy and active.”

Event Details:

Women’s Health Forum

Friday, Oct. 17, 2008
7:30 – 10 a.m.
(Registration and breakfast begin at 7 a.m. with health breakout sessions starting at 7:30 a.m.)

Emory Crawford Long Hospital
550 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
(The forum will be held in the Glenn Auditorium.)

Please call Emory HealthConnection at 404-778-7777 to reserve your seat. The event is free and open to the public.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

Learn more about Emory’s health sciences:
Twitter: @emoryhealthsci

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