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Archive for Saturday, October 7, 2000

Well being

October 7, 2000

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Topeka health fair focuses on women's topics

Topeka Nutrition, exercise and mental well-being are among the topics to be discussed during the Premier Blue Women's Health Fair from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Topeka.

The keynote address will be given at noon by Mary LoVerde, author of "Stop Screaming at the Microwave! How to Connect Your Disconnected Life."

Other speakers are Adrienne Moore Baxter, a nutritionist and dietitian on staff at the Kansas University Medical Center, 8:45 a.m.; and Gwyneth Jones, who will emphasize a holistic approach to health care, 10:15 a.m.

Admission is free and lunch is provided. Reservations are required. Call (800) 332-0028, ext. 8498, or send e-mail to womens.fair@bcbsks.com.

Society offers help to those with breast cancer

MORE:www.cancer.org

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the American Cancer Society is taking steps to promote awareness of the disease.

Accurate, unbiased breast cancer information and support is available by calling the organization's 24-hour help line, (800) ACS-2345 or checking out its Web site, www.cancer.org.

Here are some recommended breast cancer screening guidelines:

Women aged 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year.

Between the ages of 20 and 39, women should have a clinical breast examination by a health professional every three years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health professional every year.

Women aged 20 or older should perform a breast self-examination every month.

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