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Northwest Hospital Sponsors Girls' Day Out Event at Northgate Mall

Tuesday, January 20, 2009 General News J E 4
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SEATTLE, Jan. 19 Northwest Hospital & Medical Center invites women of all ages to attend Girls' Day Out, Saturday, January 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Northgate Mall. The event, sponsored by Northwest Hospital, highlights health, beauty, fashion, home trends and more.



The Northwest Hospital booth will feature free bone density, blood pressure and blood glucose screenings, as well as body mass index (BMI) and waist measurement to provide visitors with realistic information on health, exercise and body weight.



Additionally, Northwest Hospital physicians from a variety of specialties, including plastic surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, internal medicine, urology and more, will be on hand to answer questions about, treatments and prevention of health conditions unique to women.



Two members of Northwest Hospital's medical staff also will present half-hour seminars on the event's main stage. Dr. Julie Carkin, director of osteoporosis services at Northwest Hospital and a founding member of The Seattle Arthritis Clinic, will present "Strong Women, Strong Bones," which will cover osteoporosis prevention and treatment. Dr. Donna Richman, an internist with Sand Point Internists, will present "Healthful Eating: Nutrition Facts You Can Live With," including information about fruits, fats and fiber.



Stop by Northgate Mall for all the fun, and learn more about the full spectrum of women's health care offered by Northwest Hospital. These services include Seattle Breast Center, Childbirth Center, Bariatric Surgery Program, Women's Cancer Care of Seattle, The Sports Medicine Clinic, and Northwest Hospital Sleep Center, among others.



About Northwest Hospital & Medical Center

Founded in 1960, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit hospital located minutes north of downtown Seattle. With 281 licensed beds, more than 1,600 employees and all private rooms, it offers some of the most innovative, technologically advanced medical care available. Major clinical programs and services include: emergency services; critical care; cardiac care; neurosciences; stroke center; cancer care; childbirth services; bariatric surgery; sports medicine; medical rehabilitation; geropsychiatric center; Gamma Knife(R) Center; diagnostic imaging; laboratory services; and education and wellness programs, among others. For more information about Northwest Hospital and its programs and services, call (206) 364-0500 or (206) 633-4636 for the Physician Referral Line, or visit www.nwhospital.org.



SOURCE Northwest Hospital and Medical Center
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