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Women’s health fair Jan. 27 offers screenings, cooking demos, answers

STAFF WRITER JENNIFER FIERRO

MARBLE FALLS — Happy, healthy women mean happier, healthier families, according to Baylor Scott & White Health.

To help women improve their well-being, the Texas-based health care provider is holding its annual For Women For Life event from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 27, at Baylor Scott & White Medical Center, 810 Texas 71 West in Marble Falls.

The local health fair is one of many Baylor Scott & White hosts across the state.

“We’re excited,” said Kathy Daniels, the Hill Country Region community outreach coordinator. “We do this at the beginning of the year to kick off the new year.”

The event is geared toward women ages 21 and older and will feature screenings, cooking demonstrations with take-home recipes, and answers to questions about sleep, blood pressure, heart health, diabetes, and more from local doctors.

It’s an especially vital event for women who don’t have a primary physician, Daniels said.

“A lot of people don’t know how sleeping affects every part of the body,” she said. “People can come in and talk about various concerns. This will give them an opportunity for them to come in and ask questions.”

The cooking demonstrations will be led by Baylor Scott & White Cafe chef Angel Townsend and dietitian Lacy Haney. The two will create healthier versions of favorite dishes and offer nutritional tidbits.

The speakers are Dr. Aruna Lakshmi Jahoor, a pulmonologist who deals with diseases involving the respiratory tract; Dr. Jennifer M. Bliss, an obstetrics and gynecology specialist; and Dr. Alfonso J. Cavazos Jr., a pain specialist.

Daniels said organizers envision women coming with their female family members and friends for a bonding and educational experience.

“Women like to do things together,” she said. “This is an opportunity to bring friends, daughters, moms, all of them.”

If you plan to attend, call (844) BSW-DOCS or go to BSWHealth.com/FWFL to make reservations.

jfierro@thepicayune.com