Healthy focus at Girls Night Out

By From page B3 | May 03, 2013

Women’s health will be the focus of several representatives at the Girls Night Out event on Main Street in Placerville from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3.

Marshall Medical Center, in conjunction with other health and wellness vendors, will occupy the space at 474 Main St. providing health screenings and information on a variety of topics valuable to women.

“We will be offering information on breast and cervical cancer as well as heart health and strokes, to name just a few,” said Wendy Goossen, director of Cancer Services for Marshal Medical Center.

Free blood pressure checks and information about breast self-examinations will be available.

“There are different signs of heart attacks for women than for men, one of the reasons this event will be a valuable, providing information in a friendly, fun and supportive way,” Kirk Smith, one of the organizers of the health expo, said

Skin care specialists, health club representatives and personal trainers will be some of the other health specialist’s available under one roof, along with refreshments.

The Girls Night Out event is sponsored by the Placerville Downtown Association, a non-profit group devoted to promoting Main Street businesses. The Women’s Health Expo will be a first for this popular annual festive downtown happening.

For more information call Smith at 530-503-7400.

Marshall Medical

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