Free UTHSCT-sponsored seminar on women’s pelvic health issues set for Tuesday, May 17, at Traditions Restaurant

Friday, May 13, 2011

Are you afraid to sneeze, cough, or laugh when you’re around other people? Do you find sitting on a hard chair for more than 15 minutes very uncomfortable? Are you having difficulty with urination or bowel movements?

Find answers to these and similar questions at “Ladies, Don’t Suffer in Silence,” a free health information seminar at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, 2011, at Traditions Restaurant, 6205 S. Broadway in Tyler. The seminar is sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Gynecologist Ralph Turner, MD, will discuss treatments for pelvic, bowel, and bladder control problems and painful intercourse, as well as other common issues women face because of aging and pregnancy.

Dr. Turner is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He also is a certified menopausal practitioner, one of fewer than 300 in the United States to be certified by the North American Menopause Society.

The health education seminar is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. A light dinner will be provided at no charge at 6 p.m. before the program begins at 6:30 p.m.

To make a reservation, please call (903) 877-7147.

For more than 60 years, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease, primary care, and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2010, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 75 competitive grants and contracts totaling more than $14 million. As the academic medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program – with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine – provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond.

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