A WOMAN'S JOURNEY

November 14, 1997
Media Contact: Karen Infeld
Phone: (410)955-1534
E-mail:kinfeld@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu

Johns Hopkins Medicine is hosting an all-day symposium on women's health issues and current medical controversies on Saturday, Nov. 22. The third annual forum, called A Woman's Journey, will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baltimore Sheraton Inner Harbor. Forty-four seminars will be presented by faculty of The Johns Hopkins University schools of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing. An estimated 850 women are registered to attend.

Martha N. Hill, R.N., Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Center for Nursing Research at The Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing, and the first non-physician president of the American Heart Association, will speak on empowering women to assume responsibilities for their health. She will be introduced by Edward D. Miller, M.D., dean and chief executive officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine.

Following are highlights from the program. Faculty are available for media interviews in advance of the event as well as during the program.

ESTROGEN: IMPACTING MIND, BODY AND SOUL
Research continues to find new benefits of estrogen, including protection against Alzheimer's disease. Endocrinologist Howard Zacur, M.D., Ph.D., will discuss the use of this hormone.

STRATEGIES TO PREVENT HEART ATTACKS IN WOMEN
Cardiologist Roger Blumenthal, M.D., will explore ways to decrease a woman's risk of cardiovascular disease and describe the latest therapies that can benefit women.

THE CAREER WOMAN: HER TRIUMPHS, HER TRAGEDIES
Phase-of-life, career issues and coping mechanisms will be discussed by psychiatrist Geetha Jayaram, M.D.

WHY MEN ARE THE WAY THEY ARE
Why do men need to be in control or refuse to ask for directions? Why are males so prone to violence? Professor Donald Coffey, Ph.D., gives a frank discussion of why, at times, men behave badly.

PREGNANCY FOR WOMEN OVER 30
Obstetrician and gynecologist Harold Fox, M.D., discusses factors that may influence the likelihood of pregnancy after 30, pre-pregnancy counseling and recommended prenatal care.

SPIRITUALITY: THE POWER OF FAITH IN HEALING
Professor Thomas Adams Corson, M.D., M.P.H., presents scientific literature on the emerging role of faith in mental and physical well-being.

A press room and an area for interviewing presenters will be available throughout the meeting. For more information, or to arrange advance interviews with any of the experts, please call me at 410-955-1534 or send e-mail to kinfeld@welchlink.welch.jhu.edu

Visit A Woman's Journey web site at http://hopkins.med.jhu.edu/AWomansJourney/


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