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Barnesville Hospital Hosts Women’s Health Day on September 25

On Wednesday, September 25, 2013, an estimated 40,000 to 50,000 women of all ages will participate in the Ninth Annual National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. This event is always held the last Wednesday in September as part of National Women’s Health & Fitness Week. Barnesville Hospital will be sponsoring a Women’s Health Day on Wednesday, September 25th. Beginning at 8:00 a.m., participants will join thousands of other women across the country as they learn their way to better health.

Peggy Douglass, Director of Education & Outreach at Barnesville Hospital says, “We want to demonstrate the importance of women’s health issues. A day full of activities is planned where women of all ages will have a chance to participate in a variety of health screenings and informational sessions.

Activities planned include: 8:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Health Screenings

  • Blood Pressure
  • Glucose
  • Cholesterol
  • Fitness Evaluation
  • Pulmonary Function Screening
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Viewing of Displays

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Health Screenings

  • Blood Pressure
  • Glucose
  • Cholesterol
  • Fitness Evaluation
  • Pulmonary Function Screening
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease Screening

3:00 p.m. Shaun Roe, M.D. Common Womens Health Issues

In addition to the health screenings listed, additional laboratory-performed tests will be available for a nominal fee as part of the day’s activities. Laboratory tests indicate important information about bodily function. Tests may help determine what diseases you may have. Changes in various blood components and body chemistry may signal approaching disease so that preventive steps may be taken. For a cost of $10/each, participants can have a Basic Metabolic Profile (BMP) or Lipid Profile. The BMP is a blood test that measures your glucose level, electrolyte & fluid balance, and kidney function. The Lipid Profile measures fats and fatty substances used as a source of energy in your body. Lipids include cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL, and LDL.

This testing is designed for adults 18 and older. All individuals requesting the testing must fast at least 12 hours prior to the time blood is drawn. No food or drink except water should be consumed; however, scheduled medications should be taken. Also, please do not smoke the morning of the screening.

Dr. Shaun Roe, Morristown Family Medicine, will be leading a discussion on Common Women’s Health Issues at 3:00 p.m. in the Hospital Classroom. Public is welcome to attend. No registration needed for the presentation.

With the exception of laboratory-performed tests, all activities are free and women of all ages are encouraged to participate. To minimize time spent, an appointment is required for the health screenings. To schedule an appointment or for further information, call (740) 425-5158.

Barnesville Hospital is the only 24-hour critical access hospital serving Monroe county, western Belmont county, and parts of Noble, Harrison, and Guernsey County. For more information on Barnesville Hospital and the services provided, visit the hospital’s website at www.barnesvillehospital.com or call Peggy Douglass, M.S., R.N.C., Director of Education & Outreach at (740) 425-5158.