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OLBH Women’s Center to present health expo May 15 for National Women’s Health Week

The Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital (OLBH) Women’s Center will host the OLBH Women’s Health Expo Wednesday, May 15 in recognition of National Women’s Health Week. The expo takes place at the Women’s Center (located on the ground floor of Bellefonte Centre, 1000 Ashland Drive) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The OLBH Women’s Health Expo will feature free blood pressure checks, glucose testing, cholesterol screenings, tests for lung function and sleep apnea screenings.

In addition, pap smears performed by Sabrina Brown, APRN, and Sarah Lucas, APRN, from Bellefonte Women’s Care and the Women’s Center’s mammography and bone density services will be available (insurance cards are required. Some women may qualify for discounted pap smears or free mammogram.) The Women’s Center Boutique will introduce a new line of sportswear at the expo.

Also available May 15 at the OLBH Women’s Health Expo will be information concerning:

• Urology

• Heart Health

• Eating Healthy

• Firm Fitness at Bellefonte Pavilion

• Quitting Smoking

• Bellefonte Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

• Immunization Information

• Better Breather’s Support Group

• Lung Cancer Screening Information

• Stress Management

• Mary Kay Cosmetics

Door prizes and refreshments will be available throughout the expo. National Women’s Health Week is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health. It brings together communities, businesses, government, health organizations, and other groups in an effort to promote women’s health and its importance.

It also empowers women to make their health a priority and encourages them to take steps to improve their physical and mental health and lower their risks of certain diseases.

Since opening five years ago, the OLBH Women’s Center has combined breast health services in one location, eliminating the necessity for multiple appointments and prolonged waiting for women.

The Women’s Center offers GE Full Field digital mammography for improved efficiency and same-day results, clinical breast examinations, breast ultrasound, surgical consultations with an OLBH surgeon, minimally invasive breast biopsy, a DEXA densitometer to screen for bone density and a full-time nurse practitioner to serve as the center’s “nurse navigator” to guide patients through the process.

For more information concerning the OLBH Women’s Health Expo, call the OLBH CareLine at (606) 833-CARE (2273).