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An alternative to study women’s health issues from physicians with out the time crunch of an workplace go to is arising with the 10th annual Women’s Health Forum.

Sponsored by the Collier County Medical Society, the occasion is Saturday, Feb. three, with 25 physicians internet hosting instructional periods, together with taking questions, all through the half-day occasion.

About 350 individuals are anticipated to attend the discussion board, which is more and more fashionable yr after yr, stated April Donahue, government director of the medical society. Reservations are requested earlier than Thursday, Feb. 1. Register on-line at or name 239-435-7727. There is not any cost. A light-weight breakfast shall be served.

The discussion board shall be held at Naples United Church of Christ in McSpadden Hall from eight:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The handle is 5200 Crayton Road.

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This yr’s matter is “Your Health, Your Future,” Donahue stated.

“It’s taking a look at what women need to be doing now to remain healthy,” she stated.

Topics embrace pores and skin most cancers and coronary heart illness, bladder health, ache administration, the brain-gut connection and stress-free dwelling.

Two physicians will tackle the way to scale back the danger of dementia, together with Alzheimer’s illness, which Donahue expects will resonate with attendees. Most attendees up to now have been retirees of their 60s, but some youthful women attend, she stated.

Dr. Susan Cassidy, a board-certified internist, lawyer and mediator, will discuss prevention and cognitive issues for Alzheimer’s illness.

She will talk about analysis findings concerning the significance of sleep and “clearing out your brain” if you sleep; the worth of cardio train and blood stream to the mind; and Alzheimer’s danger elements of diabetes, smoking, being obese and coronary heart illness.

“Depression is a risk (and) midlife hearing loss, and it’s not just missing what is going on around you,” she stated.


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All the danger elements come along with any household historical past of dementia, together with the straightforward reality of getting older.

“The more of those risk factors you have, the greater likelihood people will be at risk,” she stated.

Before relocating to Naples a number of years in the past, she developed neurocognitive profit plan protection for the National Football League, which helped foster her curiosity in cognitive decline.

Today, her enterprise is CriticalMD, the place she provides a variety of providers in medical care and advocacy.

Her area of interest helps shoppers with private medical planning, or placing particulars to paper — like a roadmap — for somebody’s future care wishes, she stated. Without the small print, health care surrogates can’t do what they’re entrusted to do, she stated.

The different speaker about cognitive decline will probably be Dr. Carolyn Cederquist, who will tackle dietary elements of stopping and reversing cognitive decline.

A board-certified heart specialist with Physicians Regional Healthcare System, Dr. Sarah de Leon Mansson, will discuss coronary heart look after women and the danger elements that women ought to concentrate on to guard their hearts.

“The top questions I get during office visits are ‘Is my heart OK?’ and ‘What can I do to decrease my chances of having a heart attack?’ ” she said in an email. “Top lifestyle choices are daily exercise, decreasing saturated fat intake, and healthy ways to manage stress like meditation and yoga.”

The discussion board is structured round 4 50-minute periods the place attendees will select from totally different breakout periods on numerous subjects.

Some topics are being repeated from earlier years due to their attraction, Donahue stated, For occasion, a session on osteoporosis and arthritis has been well-liked in prior occasions.

Sponsors and exhibitors embrace numerous health care suppliers, senior dwelling communities, rehabilitation facilities and specialty practices.

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