Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Women: Take a Day for Yourself Oct. 18

Loyola Center for Health and Fitness Offering Day of Health and Wellness

MAYWOOD -- Loyola Center for Health & Fitness is inviting women to take some time for themselves to attend a free health and fitness day on Saturday, Oct. 18.

Women's Day is designed to sharpen your mind, energize your body and improve your outlook on life. Activities include seminars, exhibits and talks on such topics as weight management and depression and stress.

Women's Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Health & Fitness, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.

Loyola Center for Health & Fitness has been ranked the No. 1 fitness center by the Chicago Tribune Reader's Poll. The state-of-the-art facility has premium locker room amenities and degreed, certified professionals. The center is waiving enrollment fees for women who become members on Women's Day.

Women's Day will include experts in pilates, massage, personal training, nutrition, cholesterol screening, heart disease, osteoporosis, smoking cessation, breast health, incontinence, endometreosis, pre- and postnatal exercise, weight management and dermatology.

Dr. Kathy Albain, one of the nation's leading researchers in breast and lung cancer, will give a special talk at 11 a.m. titled "On Making Time for Fitness -- Doctor, do you Practice what You Preach?" Albain is a professor of medicine in the Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine(LUCSSOM).

Other speakers include:

10 a.m. Dr. Charlotte Bai, assistant professor of medicine, division of cardiology, department of medicine, LUCSSOM. "Heart Disease and Women."

12:15 p.m. Dr. Cheyanne Casas, assistant professor of family medicine. LUCSSOM. "Weight Management."

1 p.m. Dr. Edwin Meresh, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences, LUCSSOM. "Depression and Stress in Women."

To register, call (708) 327-2348.

About Loyola University Health System

Loyola University Health System (LUHS) is part of Trinity Health. Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, LUHS is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus, the 36-acre Gottlieb Memorial Hospital campus and more than 30 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. Loyola University Medical Center’s campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of Chicago’s Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, Ill. At the heart of the medical center campus is a 559-licensed-bed hospital that houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children's Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Fitness. Loyola's Gottlieb campus in Melrose Park includes the 255-licensed-bed community hospital, the Professional Office Building housing 150 private practice clinics, the Adult Day Care, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

Trinity Health is a national Catholic health system with an enduring legacy and a steadfast mission to be a transforming and healing presence within the communities we serve. Trinity is committed to being a people-centered health care system that enables better health, better care and lower costs. Trinity Health has 88 hospitals and hundreds of continuing care facilities, home care agencies and outpatient centers in 21 states and 119,000 employees.