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“What the Heck is Happening to My Body” ... Experts Answer Questions About Women's Health

WomensHealth“What the heck is happening to my body?!” Women have probably asked themselves this question many times throughout the course of their lives (or some version of it!) As women age, the questions may become more frequent and the experience can feel unclear and ignored. Once yearly doctor visits often do not provide enough time or a relaxed environment to get answers to the plethora of issues that have arisen over the course of the year. As a response to this, White Plains Hospital invites women entering their late-30s, 40s, 50s and 60s to learn together with expert women health professionals in an open dialogue to address the topic “What the Heck is Happening to My Body?!

Featuring some of the top women’s health experts in Westchester County, this candid conversation is a chance for women in the community to ask frank questions while maintaining privacy. Attendees can submit their questions in advance and anonymously online when they enroll. Topics will be driven by the concerns of those attending, but will likely include health risk factors, expected and unexpected physical changes, aging norms, perimenopausal and menopausal impacts, sexual health, thyroid health (metabolism and fatigue), and myth busting, to name a few.

The event idea came to event chair, Dara Gruenberg, this summer after talking to many of her friends. “Everywhere I went, I felt like I was having a different version of the same conversation and there were more questions than there were answers.” Gruenberg, a member of the White Plains Hospital Foundation board, found that White Plains Hospital was ready and willing to assemble an expert panel with the goal to begin a community dialogue, and chip away at stigma and misinformation that accompany women’s aging. White Plains Hospital seeks to support awareness and understanding for community women at this groundbreaking discussion.

Over 125 tickets have already been sold, suggesting the desire among women for information is real. When registering, women can donate to pay for uninsured women’s mammograms in honor of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

WPH candid convo evite rd5 9 6 19The event will be on Thursday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Sunningdale Country Club in Scarsdale, NY. Expert panelists include:

Dr. Preya Ananthakrishan, MD, Director of Breast Surgery at White Plains Hospital;
Dr. Athena Kaporis, MD, a board-certified Dermatologist at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates who specializes in both medical and cosmetic dermatology;
Dr. Kay Lovig, MD, a board-certified Internal Medicine and Endocrinology specialist at White Plains Hospital Physician Associates;
Dr. Jacqueline Bavaro, MD, OB/GYN with White Plains Hospital Physician Associates and a Diplomat of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology;
Melissa Ferrara, a nationally board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner, specializing as a female sexual dysfunction clinician.

The panel will be moderated by Dara Gruenberg.

Tickets to this event are $65 per person, and all proceeds will benefit White Plains Hospital. Breakfast will be served. For more information and to register, click here

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