Portneuf Health Partners

January 15th, 2016

According to Karen Giblin, founder of Red Hot Mamas, “There are over 4,000 American women a day entering menopause. It is no surprise that women are clamoring for the necessary information they need to confront the physiological and emotional changes that may occur at menopause.”

The New Year brings more opportunities for women to take the mystery out of the physical and emotional changes that often affect women age 40 and beyond. If a healthier happier you is on your resolution list, come join us. PMC, once again, is proud to sponsor the Red Hot Mamas support group, the nation’s largest menopausal management education program in the country. The primary goal of this program is to broaden women’s knowledge about their own health as they reach menopause and beyond. Last year, hundreds of women choose to attend the free monthly seminars to learn how to stay fit, strong and fabulous during the transition.

The physician hosted seminars present essential, up-to-date information, support, understanding, hope and optimism as well as education on how to manage menopause and take a more active role in your wellbeing. Throughout the coming year, there will be a wide range of red hot topics that relate to the physical and psychological stresses during this phase in a woman’s life.

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The new Red Hot Mama lecture series is aimed at providing medical information and peer support to women with topics that include: maintaining your health, staying heart healthy, protecting hearing, bladder and urinary concerns, managing your medical care, breast issues as well as the time before actual menopause known as perimenopause.

A New Year is a great time to make a commitment to change. Come and join us the third Tuesday of each month as we continue our goal to keep our community well.

I will be hosting the Red Hot Mamas Seminar on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Portneuf Medical Center. The event will focus on “Health Maintenance for Women at Menopause.” Topics include various ways to help you stay healthy and feeling your best at menopause and beyond. More specifically, we will discuss the major health concerns women face and review all the recommended tests and screening to help prevent or delay the onset of disease. You hold the power to creating a healthy life and we can help provide you with the education and information you need.

Doors open at 6pm and the presentation will begin at 6:30. There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. Registration is preferred; to register, call Portneuf at 208-239-1048 or register online at portmed.org/rhm. To learn more about upcoming events and seminars at PMC, like us on Facebook.

Portneuf Primary Care’s knowledgeable staff is here if you need us and accepting new patients. To reach my office or to schedule an appointment, call 208-239-3815.

Dr. Luis M. Fernandez is board certified in family medicine. He graduated from Instituto Superior de Ciencias Medicas, Cuba and completed residency training at Idaho State University Family Medicine.