Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Women's Day Returns to Loyola

Loyola Center for Fitness to Host Health and Wellness Event

MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Loyola Center for Fitness is inviting women to take some time for themselves to attend a free health and wellness day on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Women's Day is designed to help women sharpen their mind, energize their body and improve their outlook on life. Activities will include health screenings, exhibits and seminars on topics such as stress management, nutrition and protection against H1N1 flu.

Women's Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Loyola Center for Fitness on the medical center campus, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood.

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

Women's Day will feature experts in personal training, aesthetics, breast health, ophthalmology, orthopaedics and nutrition. Attendees also will have the opportunity to undergo vascular, blood pressure, cholesterol and skin cancer screenings.

Dr. Sandy Goldberg, a NBC5 News contributor and clinical nutritionist, will be the featured guest speaker at 11 a.m. She specializes in nutrition counseling and the treatment of eating disorders. She also is founder and chair of A Silver Lining Foundation. This non-profit organization ensures that a woman’s socioeconomic status does not impact her ability to obtain cancer resources, quality of life services and mammograms.

Other speakers include:

10 a.m. – Dr. Bridgid Steele, medical director, Division of Primary Care & Women’s Services, Loyola University Health System, will provide an H1N1 flu update.

Noon – Dr. Mary Lou Gutierrez, assistant professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will present, “Does a Body Good – More than Just a Commercial: Identification and Management of Stress.”

12:45 p.m. – Dr. Richard Hershberger, assistant professor, Department of Surgery, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, will present, “Managing Varicose Veins.”

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.