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Willis-Knighton to Conduct Health-Oriented Programs Focused on Women

2/27/2013

Women will be in the spotlight in March in Shreveport and Bossier City, and Willis-Knighton and several Willis-Knighton physicians will be supporting this recognition of women with health-oriented programs.

Women for Progress and the Shreveport Women’s Commission are celebrating women with events and activities in Shreveport from March 3 though 8. Willis-Knighton staff and physicians are supplying health forums during the week.

On Wednesday, March 6, The Oaks of Louisiana will host a program from noon to 1:15 in the Oak Room at the Tower at The Oaks. “Seven Dimensions of Wellness” will be presented by Marian Dehan, community outreach manager for The Oaks. Wellness is more than a healthy body and busy women need to know how to incorporate all seven dimensions of wellness for a healthy happy life. This total wellness concept used at The Oaks is suitable for all age. The program includes a served lunch for $14, including tax and gratuity. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

On Friday, March 8, Julie Hartley, registered dietitian, will offer “Smarter Grocery Shopping: Making Better Choices for Body and Budget.” This early morning program comes just in time for the weekend trip to the grocery store. It begins at 7:15 a.m. and ends at 7:45 a.m. in the Diagnostic & Surgical Building at 2751 Albert Bicknell Drive on the Willis-Knighton Medical Center campus. In 30-minutes she will offer tips about what to look for on packages and how to interpret information. Each participant will receive a “to-go” breakfast bag to enjoy at work or home. The cost is $3. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

On the following week, March 6 – 13, the Commission for Women of Bossier City will feature a Face Fair on Tuesday, March 12, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event will be held in the WK Bossier Health Center Auditorium and will feature Dr. Josephine Futrell and Dr. Sarah Glorioso offering advice on dermatological problems and cosmetic solutions. A box lunch will be served for $6. Seating is limited and reservations are required.

Reservations for the programs at The Oaks and Willis-Knighton are available at wkhs.com “Classes and Events” or by calling (318) 212-8225.

Two Willis-Knighton network physicians, Dr. Richard Harrell and Dr. John Mays, will also conduct health programs in the community during the Shreveport celebration week. Dr. Harrell’s topic is “Be Calm and Carry On Comfortably: A Woman’s Guide to Purses and Other Loads,” presented on Tuesday, March 5, at 5:45 at Chianti Restaurant. He will offer insight into the weight women put on their shoulders and necks with purses, briefcases and even babies. Dr. Mays will speak on “Put Your Best Food Forward, a Woman’s Guide to Healthy Feet and Comfortable Shoes.” He will give an overview of the foot’s structure and talk about how to avoid food pain. This event will be held Wednesday, March 6, at from 6 to 7 p.m. at Ristorante Guiseppe. Reservations for these programs are available by emailing event organizer Anna Kankia at akankia@dsjlawfirm.com.

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