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News: 21st Annual Women’s Health Conference

March 11, 2015

We invite you to “Just Breathe” at the 21st Annual Women’s Health Conference. The free Health Conference is held on March 19 and 26 at Hazelden Betty Ford’s CORK Center in Center City, MN.  Circle the dates on your calendars now. Don’t miss this opportunity to “move, eat, sleep, breathe” as you “make your body better.” Whether you attend one or both nights, conference promises to inform, entertain and energize.

We are delighted this year to welcome Diana Pierce, Kare11 News Anchor and Reporter on March 19. On March 26, a panel discusses how to be “Fit for the Ages,” with a chance to win a FitBit®. Transform how you think about food with Dr. Paula Rehden as she presents on “Food as Medicine,” also on March 26. Come early for health screenings and mini massages both evenings. Pre-registration is not required for this free event. Refer questions to Jessica Minor, SCRMC Marketing Manager at 715-483-0579 or email

Chisago County Public Health, Fairview, Hazelden Betty Ford, St. Croix Regional Medical Center and Polk County Public Health departments will again cosponsor this year’s conference, which begins at 5:30 PM each evening.

Thursday, March 19
5:30 –7 p.m.    Free Health Fair
Theme:  “Move, Eat, Sleep Breathe”
Health screenings will include:
• Blood pressure checks
• Blood glucose
• Body Mass Index (BMI)
• Skin cancer screening
• Hearing screening
• Heart risk assessment
• Foot screening

Informational booths and demonstrations include:
• Taste of Hazelden
• Hand Only CPR
• Local Foods for Good Health
• Colorectal Cancer
• Sleep Health
• Qui Gong and Tai Chi
• Fitness Resources
• Fairview Lakes Home Caring & Hospice
• Fitness and wellness facilities:  Snap Fitness, Anytime Fitness, YMCA
• Incontinence Therapies
• Fitness and Exercise
• Women’s Health
• Cervical/Ovarian Cancer
• Senior Resources
• Hazelden books

7- 8 p.m. Featured Speaker
“Just Breathe”—Diana Pierce, KARE11 News Anchor and Reporter
Diana Pierce will discuss how the words “just breathe” are essential to your mental, physical, and spiritual health at any age, from your first breath to your last. She will share stories about how deep mindful breathing (and in some cases, not breathing) contributes to our overall health.

Thursday, March 26
5:30 –6:30 PM Free Health Fair
Theme:  “Make Your Body Better”
Health screenings will include:
• Blood pressure checks
• Body mass index (BMI)
• Hearing screening and video otoscope
• Vision Screening
• Blood glucose
• Bunion screening

Informational Displays:
• Makers Healthy Market
• Yoga demonstration
• Financial Resources and Affordable Care
• Hands Only CPR
• Incontinence
• Cervical/Ovarian Cancer
• Technofit (fitness technology)
• Cancer Risk Management
• Healthy Sleep
• Nutrition/Obesity
• Living with Stress
• Hazelden books
• Community resources
• Weight Watchers

6:30-7:30 PM  Panel Discussion
“Fit for the Ages”
Panelist Lynne Karwand, exercise physiologist, Health Johnson, wellness instructor, Brenda Booth, health coach, and Kristine Fuge, busy career woman and mom, share practice pointers on making exercise part of your life now and in the future.

7:45-8:45 PM   Featured Speaker
“Food as Medicine”—Dr. Paula Rehder, Family Medicine and Nicole Linder, BSW, Integrative Health Specialist, Fairview Clinics
Mindfulness is critical to overall health and weight management. Join us to learn how diet directly impacts physical and emotional health, and take home a few simple tricks that can transform how you think about food.