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Symposium features nationally recognized expert on women’s health

November 5, 2011
Adirondack Daily Enterprise

LAKE PLACID - This year's Women's Health Symposium, sponsored by Adirondack Health, features Dr. Marie Savard, an ABC News medical contributor, author and nationally recognized expert on women's health.

In addition to Savard, attendees can choose to attend two of three break-out sessions on current health topics, with the discussion being led by local experts in their respective fields.

All of this, including a dinner, takes place on Thursday at the High Peaks Resort in Lake Placid. The cost for the event packed full of fun and empowering information is $40.

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Savard's keynote address, entitled "Shape-Shifting Through Time: Dr. Marie's Waist Management Wellness Program for Women (and Men) of All Ages," will be presented during dinner after three break-out sessions offered by local health professionals and a reception with exhibitors.

"Heart Vitamins, Herbals and You. Oh, My!" is a look at pharmacist Hillary Guadagno's and registered dietitian Sharon Sorgule's perspectives on how vitamins and supplements affect your heart health.

"How Did We Get so Lost?" presented by Kari Fitzsimmons from Adirondack Health's Physical Therapy Department, looks at how to avoid the couch-potato syndrome, get active, reduce excuses and stay motivated as you learn small changes for big payoffs in habits, activity level and attitude for a healthier life.

"Medical Home 101 - It's Not a Building, People" by Mary Welch, Medical Home project manager for Adirondack Health, is an explanation of Medical Home, including its significance to personal and family health care.

The break-out sessions take place at 3:45 and 4:45 p.m. Sign-in begins at 3:15 p.m., followed by the opportunity to spend time with a wide range of exhibitors. There is a reception for the exhibitors from 5:45 to 6:30 p.m., featuring health and wellness information, lifestyle ideas and door prizes. Dinner, which includes a choice of pan-seared salmon filet, Vermont brie-stuffed chicken or butternut squash ravioli, begins at 6:30 p.m., followed by Savard's keynote address at 7:15.

Seating is limited. One can register online at or by calling Kathy McHugh at 518-897-2321.



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