HOUSTON, July 22, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An understanding of steps to take towards health improvements is one of the tools women can use to become empowered in making their health a priority. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital recently held a free women's health event, Mammograms, Massages & You, to provide education about the latest advances in breast health, common urinary issues, pelvic floor therapy, HPV and other women's health-related issues.
"We featured physicians from all disciples to answer questions women may experience, but may be too embarrassed to talk about," said Julie Brewer, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD, pelvic floor physical therapist, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
Event attendees received free chair massages and a cardio boost was provided by Houston Methodist Wellness Services. Pelvic floor physical therapy experts gave presentations and a question and answer panel included physicians who specialize in obstetrics and gynecology, gynecology oncology, hematology, urogynecology, breast surgical oncology and plastic and reconstructive surgery. During the panel, attendees were encouraged to be proactive in their health and engage in a healthy lifestyle.
"The most important thing a woman can do to take control of her own health is to be her own advocate," said Brewer. "Don't be afraid to bring up your concerns to your doctor. More than likely they've heard these things before and it's very common."
Additionally, guests were invited to tour the Breast Care Center, meet diagnostic breast care and oncology nurse navigators, and schedule a screening mammogram. The women's health event is an extension of Paint the Night Pink, an annual women's breast health event at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital during October.
Visit houstonmethodist.org/events to learn more about upcoming events at Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital.
About Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a 312 bed, not-for-profit, faith-based hospital, which is part of Houston Methodist. The hospital has expanded in Northwest Houston to serve the comprehensive health care needs of the growing community.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has been named a Magnet recognized health care facility by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program®.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook is ranked No. 4 in the Houston metro area and No. 8 in Texas by U.S. News & World Report as a "Best Hospital" in 2015.
Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital is a regional referral center specializing in cardiology and cardiovascular services, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, and comprehensive cancer services. Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital has a Breast Care Center, Cancer Center, Imaging Center, Infusion Center Sleep Center, Surgical Weight Loss Center and operates the largest Childbirth Center in the Greater Northwest Houston area.
For more information on the comprehensive services available on the Houston Methodist Willowbrook campus and to learn about upcoming events, please visit houstonmethodist.org/willowbrook To find a physician, call 281.737.2500.
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SOURCE Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital