Health screenings, education and cooking demonstrations in the gardens.
ATLANTA, Ga. (September 20, 2011)—This fall, Piedmont Hospital introduces Steppin’ Out, a community health education event designed for women. This fabulous evening of health screenings, flu shots, discussions with physicians and cooking demonstrations takes place Wednesday, October 5, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Atlanta Botanical Garden located at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, N.E. in Atlanta, Ga. Paid registration includes entrance to Atlanta Botanical Garden, parking, food, two complimentary cocktails, flu shots and everything else this great event has to offer.
“Women are the primary decision makers and primary caregivers in the family,” said Randy Martin, M.D., a cardiologist with Piedmont Heart Institute Physicians and emcee of the event. “This event focuses on providing the women in our lives with the knowledge they need to not only set an example for their families, but to live strong and healthy lives themselves.”
Cooking demonstrations will include tips on cooking with herbs, cooking for disease prevention and how nutrition can help people cope with cancer treatments. Andrew Toledo, M.D., a leader in the field of fertility will provide information on preparing for conception and knowing when to seek medical help. Physicians from all specialties including obstetrics and gynecology will be available to answer questions. Certified fitness instructors will share information on the importance of pelvic health and how to achieve it.
Free health screenings and education will include body mass index (BMI) measurements, blood pressure checks and flu shots.
Admission is $20 and helps cover the cost Piedmont’s women’s educational programs. Registration is required by visiting piedmont.org/ItsAGirlThing or calling 1.866.900.4321.