A full day of sessions devoted to health and wellness issues involving women will be held on Sat., Nov. 10, at Buena Vista University, as "A Day of Health and Wellness for Women" will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
All sessions will be held in the Harold Walter Siebens Forum on BVU's campus.
Prior to the keynote speech from Terri Hoyland at 10:30 a.m., there will be two sessions, each beginning at 9 a.m.
"Hormone Replacement: Should I or Shouldn't I?" will be held in Forum Room 2, and "Finding the Balance in a Busy Life" will be in Forum Room 4.
Shelly Buse, OB/GYN Nurse Practitioner at BV Clinic, will lead the session on hormone replacement. Buse will address the topic of hormone replacement theory as well as the benefits, risks and different types. She will also discuss issues concerning the changes women will experience throughout their lifetime.
During the "Finding the Balance" session, Rhonda Christensen, the BV County ISU Extension director, will speak about balancing your daily life. She will provide techniques to use when trying to regain balance in today's fast-paced society.
A seminar entitled "Are You at Risk? Depression: It's More Than the Blues," will kick off the afternoon sessions at 1 p.m. in Forum Room 2.
Pat Mehrnoff, an independent licensed social worker who provides counseling at Buena Vista Regional Medical Center, will discuss the signs and symptoms of clinical depression versus the blues. She will also discuss how and when people should seek medical help.
"Journaling the Journey, Hands for Healing" will begin at 1 p.m. in Forum Room 3. Carolyn Brown, curriculum director at Storm Lake St. Mary's School, will discuss the benefits of daily journaling, as well as techniques to get started.
She will also speak about the latest research confirming the relationship between one's spiritual beliefs and their health.
Jackie Scheidel, RN, BSN, will address the concept of healing touch, an alternative form of healing that uses hands-on energy-based techniques to balance and align the human energy field.
There will be two sessions of "Everyday Spirituality: Can It Affect My Health?" at both 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. in Forum Room 3.
The session, "Strength Training for Women," will be led by Tricia Wallin, director of the Fitness and Health Center, and will begin at 2 p.m. in Forum Room 2. Wallin will discuss the benefits of strength training for women, how it can prevent certain disease processes, such as osteoporosis, its effect on metabolism and how to get started.
The last session of the day is titled "Herbal Supplements: Is Natural Always Better?" and will start at 2:25 p.m. in Forum Room 4. Pat Ratcliff, R.D., will speak about the latest trends towards the use of herbal supplementation. She will address perceived benefits and risks a well as provide time for questions and answers.