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DCH To Hold First Women’s Health & Wellness Expo

Posted On September 15, 2017

Press release from Dearborn County Hospital

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(Dearborn County, Ind.) – Dearborn County Hospital is presenting its first annual Women’s Health & Wellness Expo on Thursday, October 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Lawrenceburg Event Center, 91 Walnut Street.  The Expo will feature a variety of free health screenings and informational exhibits for women age 18 and older.

Free health screenings offered at the Women’s Expo include those for anemia, blood pressure, body mass index, diabetes/blood sugar, pulmonary function, HDL and total cholesterol.  Participants also will be able to meet with healthcare professionals from both Dearborn County Hospital and TriHealth.

“The theme of the Expo is ‘The Greatest Wealth is Health,’” explained Nancy Kennedy, M.D., Dearborn County Hospital Chief Medical Officer.  “Our purpose for the event is to make women more aware of maintaining good health through disease prevention and overall wellness.  We anticipate a good crowd and think everyone will find the Expo enjoyable.”

Information and additional resources will be available regarding aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, bariatric surgery, bone health, cancer, diabetes, elder care, gynecology, heart disease, menopause, mental health, nutrition, obstetrics, prenatal care, stroke prevention and substance abuse.

In conjunction with Dearborn County Hospital, TriHealth Women’s Services Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the event to provide screening mammograms from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Screenings are available for women age 40 and over.  Appointments will be made at 10 minute intervals and patients should allow 30 minutes for the screening.

Medicare and most private insurance plans will cover annual screening mammograms for age and medically appropriate women.  Please call 812-532-2611 or 800-676-5572, ext. 2611, to schedule an appointment and verify your insurance coverage.

Funding for screening mammograms may be available for uninsured and/or underinsured women through the Indiana Breast Cancer Awareness Trust.  Please call the DCH Breast Care Center at 812-537-8383 or 800-676-5572, ext. 8383, prior to scheduling your mammogram to determine eligibility.

In addition to screenings and health information, the Expo will feature a boutique highlighting local vendors and their products.  Local community centers will be present to inform women about health and fitness opportunities within our communities.  Door prizes will also be awarded throughout the event.

DCH’s Women’s Health & Wellness Expo is held in cooperation with the annual Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce Women of Distinction Luncheon at the Lawrenceburg Event Center.  Each year, the luncheon celebrates the contributions women have made to Dearborn County and recognizes honorees for their specific achievements.

For more information on the Dearborn County Hospital Women’s Health & Wellness Expo, please visit the DCH website at www.dch.org/expo.