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ONU Celebrates National Women’s Health Week

Apr 28, 2009

Ohio Northern University's women's health class will celebrate National Women's Health Week by hosting women's health events in the Ada and Lima communities from May 10-16.

The class will host an event at ReStore in Ada to educate the public on Women's Health Week. Events are planned for the Lima-area for osteoporosis screening, blood pressure screening, prenatal nutrition and folate-rich food samples, and breast cancer awareness. These events will be held on Thursday, April 30, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rays Market, 890 S. Cable Road; Wednesday, May 6, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rays Marketplace, 2100 Harding Hwy; and Wednesday, May 13, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Rays Clocktower, 927 North Cable Road.

During the week, students will also host events for nutrition information, skin cancer and sun protection, and preconception care for ONU female students, as well as bone density screening for ONU female faulty and staff.

Bringing attention to the importance of women's health, National Women's Health Week is a nationwide initiative that allows families, health organizations, businesses, communities, the government and individuals to come together to educate women about simple steps they can take for a longer, healthier and happier life. The theme for National Women's Health Week 2009 is "It's Your Time."

National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 10, and will be celebrated until May 16. National Women's Checkup Day, a day all women are urged to visit their doctor, will be held on May 11. In addition, the WOMAN Challenge, an eight-week online physical activity program, will be held May 10-July 4. For more information about National Women's Health Week, please visit http://www.womenshealth.gov

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