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Memorial Hospital kicks off women's health luncheon

Dr. Kaywin Carter, OBGYN Dr. Kaywin Carter, OBGYN
LUFKIN, TX (News Release) -

As part of National Women's Health Awareness Month, Memorial presents a premier luncheon series highlighting some of the most common health concerns among women today.  

The series kicks off Wednesday at Noon with a presentation by local gynecologist and obstetrician Dr. Kaywin Carter.

Dr. Carter will talk about benign conditions, addressing fibroids, urinary incontinence and endometriosis.  Endometriosis is usually diagnosed between the ages of 25 and 35 but can occur anytime during a woman's reproductive years.

It is very common, affecting five percent of the female population of reproductive age. 

A uterine fibroid is a common type of benign (non-cancerous) tumor that can grow within the uterine wall.  They are most common in women ages 30-40, but can occur at any age.  It is estimated that 20-80% of women develop fibroids by age 50. 

Fibroids, endometriosis and urinary incontinence all affect the quality of life for women, but as Dr. Carter will explain, there are new treatment options available.

The "Women's Works" Luncheon series is open to the public and a complimentary lunch is provided.  The event begins at Noon in Memorial's Medical Staff Meeting room.  Reservations are still available for today's luncheon. 

Upcoming luncheons will be held April 11 with Dr. Carolyn Moyers and April 18 with Dr. Jerry Johnson.  For more information or to register, please contact 936-639-7613.

"We are so pleased to join this national women's health campaign to help empower women right here in Angelina County to take control of their health and maybe even learn a little more about their own bodies," Memorial spokeswoman Yana Ogletree said.

Campaign spokeswoman and internationally known actress Andie MacDowell will deliver a specially tape message at each event to encourage women to make health a top priority and get their annual checkups.

Guests will also receive patient education brochures and a women's health diary.

Similar events are happening across the country until May 31st for National Women's Health Month.

The 13th annual National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 13th and is celebrated until May 19th. National Women's Checkup Day is Monday, May 14th.

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