Women’s show promises to be a healthful experience

Posted By | April 4, 2002 12:00 am

Emily Moorehead
Plans are continuing to progress for the many health clinics to be offered by White County Community Hospital (WCCH) at the second annual Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women.
“I’m glad we have the opportunity to be involved with such a great community event,” said Beth Nadeau of WCCH, a corporate partner of the event, and the hospital has planned a special drawing for five free mammography screenings to be given away the day of the show.
WCCH’s Generations facility will be represented at the women’s show as well, featuring complimentary screenings for depression.
Increasingly, physicians are recognizing a woman’s mental health is just as important as her physical health.
However, too often in their busy lives as wives, daughters, employees, volunteers, mothers, and general care givers, women neglect to care for their emotional needs.
WCCH hopes to enlighten women to these and other facts such as learning to recognize depression, anxiety, and other emotional and mental disorders.
WCCH does this in support of women so they may stay mentally healthy or know when to seek psychological assistance.
Educational materials offered by Generations will assist women in understanding more about depression and anxiety as well as introducing to them other mental conditions that could affect their well-being.
Pregnancy literature will be available from the Open Arms Pregnancy Crisis Center, and Shirley McDonald will be distributing materials concerning domestic violence and child abuse.
Now commonly identified as learned behaviors, domestic abuse and child abuse are becoming increasingly more common, and physicians generally agree positive education is what is needed to end an abuser’s —and a victim’s— cycle of behavior.
Only when more positive and nurturing forms of behavior take the place of negative reactions will abuse in general be eliminated as accepted family behaviors.
WCCH will also be offering free cholesterol screenings, stress testing and blood pressure checks.
Women attending the Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women will find a plethora of health-related materials and opportunities.
Tickets to the women’s show are available in White County at Morgan Furniture Center, Styled and Polished, Tri-Star Real Estate and Auction Co. Inc., ERG Elite Realty Group, White County Farmers Co-op, Big J Jewelry, The Natural Answer, J & J Produce, Unique Designs and State Farm Insurance.
In Cookeville, tickets may be purchased at Ready, Set, Grow; in Crossville, tickets are for sale at Elite Repeats.
The Expositor suggests buying tickets in advance as attendance is limited.
Tickets are $5 with 20 percent being donated to fund a Tennessee Technological University nursing scholarship for a White County student.
Have questions about health issues?
The 2002 Upper Cumberland Showcase for Women may offer many of the answers sought.
Join White County Community Hospital and numerous area businesses for the show that promises to be a fun and educational experience for area women.

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