UC San Diego hosts first Women’s Wellness Day

By Ashley Mackin

The UC San Diego Health System held the first Women’s Wellness Day at its La Jolla campus on Saturday, April 13. Covering a variety of women’s health issues, 12 UCSD doctors spoke throughout the day, and their presentations will be available online for those who could not attend the workshops.

Rachelle Young, Kamryn Dembski and Melody Imamura offer free blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol checks at the fair. Ashley Mackin

The topics covered included the heredity component of ovarian cancer, menopause, fitness, advancements in the treatment of stroke, mindful eating, breast cancer advances, incontinence, osteoporosis, links between cancer and heart disease, and cosmetic breast and body contouring.

There were also tours of the facility, cooking demonstrations and free health screenings.

Delivering the keynote address, Tahir Bhatti, M.D., spoke about stress manage- ment strategies for women. Delivering the “featured” talk, Ehtisham Mahmud, M.D., discussed advances in technologies and therapies regarding heart health.

“We’re hoping that someone comes today who has been looking for somebody to help them in a certain health area, who will hear a doctor speak and connect to them in some way and feel comfortable wanting to go to them for treatment,” said Michelle Brubaker, Senior Public Information Officer for UCSD Health Sciences.

About 325 people attended the health fair, which is one of many outreach and education events presented by UCSD. Like all such events, said coordinator Reyna Stallings, “The idea is really to educate the public.”

Presentations on the Web:


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