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Merit Health River Region to host annual ‘Pretty Woman’ event



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Merit Health River Region, 2100 U.S. Highway 61, will host its annual ” Pretty Woman: Healthy is Beautiful” event Sept. 25. Attendees will have an opportunity to speak with health specialists face-to-face and get their questions answered. 

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the hospital atrium will feature a health and resource fair for women.

“Men are welcome to come, too,” said Marketing Director Lee White. “At this resource fair, we are going to have some of our departments represented there. We’ll have some of our clinics, like our psychiatric, OB-GYN, a couple providers present for women to come through and ask them questions and get answers from those professionals. We will also have a couple of family medical providers there also for the same reason: to make themselves known. People will get to meet them and talk ‘101’ and and get any questions they might have answered. We will also have a hands-on CPR demonstration, information on diabetes and anything that we can think of on women’s health.”

From noon until 1 p.m. is the Women’s Health Luncheon, where women will be able to ask questions anonymously.

“At this lunch, we will have a panel of our providers,” White said. “These are people who are doctors, nurse practitioners, physicians, and there will be five of them on our panel. Women will be given a slip of paper, and they can write out a question for our panelists, and [the panelists] will answer them during the luncheon.

“Last year, it was a really big hit, and towards the end, people started getting a little bit more comfortable with the questions, and we got a lot of crazy ones. But it was good that people were comfortable enough to get those questions out, because there might have been a question that another lady had but didn’t want to ask.”

Guests will be able to capture their experience at this unique event in Merit Health River Region’s signature giant, pink, inflatable chair. There is no fee for the event, but registration is required for the luncheon. Register by contacting Merit Health River Region at 601-883-6118 or register online.

“Women’s health is so important, and as breast cancer awareness month approaches, we just want women to know how to take care of themselves and to be proactive about their care and treatment,” White said.

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