PCOM Hosts Free Health Workshop for WomenNovember 1, 2018
The Women's Night event will be held on Nov. 14 and focuses on improving post menopausal
weight management and cardiovascular health.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) will host a free health education seminar focused on cardiovascular health and weight
management for post-menopausal women on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6-7:30 pm in Evans Hall (Room 327 A/B).
An integrated healthcare team consisting of a physician, a psychologist and a health
coach will lead a discussion on the benefits of weight management after menopause
and its ties to cardiovascular health; the challenges post-menopausal women may face
in maintaining a healthy weight; and behavioral interventions that can help with weight
management and heart health.
The American Heart Association reports that an increase in heart attacks in women
can be seen roughly 10 years after menopause. The AHA also notes that heart disease
is the leading killer of women, and a diet high in fat, as well as a history of smoking,
are leading contributors to heart disease.
For all of these reasons, it is imperative that women who have gone through menopause
focus on their heart health and maintaining a healthy weight, says Anna Zacharcenko, PsyD, a psychologist with PCOM’s Family Medicine practice and co-director of the Nov. 14 workshop.
This event is free and open to all women, however registration is required.
Questions? Please contact Anna Zacharcenko, PsyD, at 215-871-6414 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event is made possible through a grant from the Edna G. Kynett Memorial Foundation.
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About Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Founded in 1899, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) has trained thousands
of highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners and behavioral scientists
who practice a “whole person” approach to care—treating people, not just symptoms.
PCOM operates three campuses (PCOM, PCOM Georgia and PCOM South Georgia) and offers doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, osteopathic medicine, pharmacy,
physical therapy and school psychology, and graduate degrees in biomedical sciences,
forensic medicine, mental health counseling, organizational development and leadership,
physician assistant studies, school psychology, and public health management and administration.
PCOM students learn the importance of health promotion, research, education and service
to the community. Through its community-based Healthcare Centers, PCOM provides care
to medically underserved populations. For more information, visit pcom.edu or call 215-871-6100.
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