Carilion Clinic's Women's Health University: "Women and Rheumatic Conditions: What You Really Need to Know"

Date: 
Thursday, February 6, 2014 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Location: 
Fitzpatrick Hall at the Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke
Contact Information: 
Right now, Jennifer Slusher, JCHS Director of Counseling and Wellness, has 15 free tickets available. Please let her know if you are interested by e-mailing her directly at jjslusher@jchs.edu. Tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis.
As part of Carilion Clinic's mission to improve the health of its employees and the communities it serves, the organization is hosting a complete series of Women's Health University (WHU) programs. Many WHU programs are available to the public, and you are invited to participate in these events as well.

The next WHU program, "Women and Rheumatic Conditions: What You Really Need to Know," will be presented by Shanthi Dhaduvai, M.D., Carilion Clinic Rheumatology.

Did you know that rheumatic conditions affect women two to four times more often than men? Rheumatic and other autoimmune conditions can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints, muscles, and tendons, which can interfere with your daily life. Many of these conditions are chronic and complex, making diagnosis difficult with individualized treatment plans.

Join us to learn more about rheumatic and autoimmune conditions that affect women, such as lupus, Sjogren’s, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteoporosis. We’ll also help you know when it’s time to see your doctor for more than just aching joints.

This program will be held on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 11 a.m.) in Fitzpatrick Hall at the Jefferson Center, 541 Luck Avenue, Roanoke. Admission cost is $15 and includes lunch. Call Carilion Clinic at (540) 266-6000 or 1-800-422-8482 to register.