Making women’s health fun and easy

Making women’s health fun and easy


It’s hard to get EXCITED about mammograms — awkward, uncomfortable… But the folks at Pali Momi are trying to change that. Nancy Von Bor-zestowski — Director of the Pali Momi Women’s Center — is here to talk about “Girls Night Out.” Why was it important Why was it important to make this experience better… Pat here — kind of a spa- experience… What is Healing Touch… Other Early Detection … Free, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday — registration at 4 p.m. Pat Borgen-gasser Healing Touch Practitioner Pat will be demonstrating healing touch massage, which Nancy can talk about during the interview. Healing touch massage does not require touching the body. It is energy work a licensed practitioner uses to help reduce stress and anxiety, and get patients to relax before a procedure or medical work. When patients are relaxed, they have better outcomes after surgery and their bodies are in healing mode. They can even see a smooth and faster recovery. Healing touch is offered at the Women’s Center regularly. Pali Momi Medical Center is launching its first Girls Night Out event for women’s health. Tell us more about this event. o This free event will feature spa- like activities, a cooking demonstration, physician experts speaking on women’s health and prize giveaways. o Mammogram screenings will also be offered for those who are interested and it is an opportunity to see other services offered at the Women’s Center. Why does Pali Momi feel this event is important for women in the community? o We want to encourage women to get together for a fun evening while also learning about how to take care of themselves and maintain a healthy lifestyle o If a woman is at ease, and the trip to the doctor’s office doesn’t feel so clinical, it’ll be less daunting a task for them to be proactive about their health. o Women are often the main caretakers for their families and it’s important for them to remember to take some time for themselves and take care of their health as well. o Breast cancer screening can help find breast cancer early, when the chances of survival are highest. o Breast cancer screening is important for all women, 2 C1 2 B1

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