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Baptist Women's Hospital Presents Free Wellness Series at Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

Memphis, TN - Baptist Women’s Hospital will present a series of Health and Wellness talks to be held at the Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library starting in August. The four-part series will cover popular topics including nutrition, medicine, breast cancer and diabetes. Top experts from Baptist Memorial HealthCare Corporation’s staff will lead the interactive presentations that are free and open to the public.

The series is part of BMHCC’s support of the Library’s Health Information Center. The consumer health library contains more than 15,000 books, periodical, video tapes and DVDs for research and circulation by library customers. It is the most comprehensive consumer health library in the Mid-South and has been recognized both regionally and nationally.

Topics and dates for the series are

Tuesday, August 14, 6:30 pm

Queen Cox – Navigating the Grocery Store and Dispelling Myths on Food Labels

Healthy snacks will be provided at this kick-off event for the series

Tuesday, September 11, 6:00 pm

John Bridges - Drug Information: Of Course It’s True; I Got it Off the Internet!

Tuesday, October 16, 6:00 pm

Beth Turner – Breast Cancer Risks, Facts and Treatment

Program includes giveaways and the chance to sign up for a mobile mammography visit

Tuesday, November 13, 6:00 pm

Charlotte Cavin – Diagnosed with Diabetes: What now? Symptoms, Facts and Lifestyle Changes

Free blood pressure checks will be provided as a part of this program.

"We are pleased to partner with Baptist Women’s Hospital to offer these free events to the public,” said Keenon McCloy, Director of Libraries. “This series will allow library customers to hear the latest information on disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment in a fun and informal setting."