Let's Talk Women's Health Initiative

Nov 3, 2012 8:00am - 2:00pm

Let’s Talk Women’s Health Initiative is slated for Nov. 3 at the Floyd County Department, 16 East 12th St. in Rome.

From 8 a.m. to noon, women over 18 can show up for a broad spectrum of screenings including sleep apnea, mental health, pap smears, clinical breast exams, glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, BMI, vision, dental and skin. Clinical breast and cervical exams and PAP tests will be performed on a first-come first-served basis beginning at 8 a.m.
Also available will be AIDS information and counseling, stroke and heart attack information, nutritional and healthy eating guidance, flu shots, as well as information on HPV, prenatal care and lactation, colorectal health and cancer care information.
Mobile mammography and angio screenings will be available, but appointments must be made in advance. For a mammogram appointment, call 706-509-6850. For angio screening, participants must be over 50 with high blood pressure, smoke or have heart disease. Call 1-855-847-0781 for an appointment.
By having their participant card punched as they visit screenings and booths, women have the chance to earn some pampering afterwards that includes on-site massages, manicures and beauty consultations as well as the chance of winning door prizes. Those sessions continue through 2 p.m.
This event is being presented by the, the American Cancer Society, Floyd Medical Center, Harbin Clinic, Northwest Georgia Medical Clinic , Northwest Georgia Public Health, Northwest Georgia Regional Cancer Coalition , Redmond Regional Medical Center, and University Gynecology Oncology.


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