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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
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  • Harris Hospital has announced the names of 14 select women who will lead the advisory council for the hospital’s Healthy Woman program.
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  • Healthy Woman will feature a quarterly series of free seminars, health fairs, education programs and interactive events focusing on women.
    “The women who make up this council are leaders in our community in a variety of ways,” said Harris Hospital Director of Marketing and Healthy Woman Coordinator, Rebecca Pearrow. “Through their civic, volunteer and community involvement, these diverse women are ambassadors for other women in their leadership roles, proactive community interest and progressive thinking.”
    The 2013 Healthy Woman Advisory Council includes: Susan Fletcher, Chairperson, Jenna Austin, Carol Falwell, Leslie Altom, Jessica Whitten, Ginger Carlyle, Iris Clark, Gina Slagley, Lisa Wilmans, Tara Salinas, Alieta Rupp, Ashley Thomley, Heather Long, and Katrina Williams.
    “These women will provide guidance to ensure that the issues that concern the women of Jackson County and surrounding areas get addressed by Harris Hospital,” said Pearrow.
    Women, who make between 80 and 90 percent of all healthcare decisions, often balance careers, primary and secondary families, issues with parents, and civic work. Healthy Woman was created by women for women to provide up-to-date healthcare information for the entire family. The mission of the program is to empower women with the knowledge and confidence to make informed healthcare and well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones.
    The free quarterly presentations will cover physical and emotional healthcare, as well as financial well-being and spiritual development. Healthcare topics will include pertinent information on heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, menopause, nutrition, osteoporosis, stress management and life balance issues.
    For more information about Healthy Woman or to register for free membership, please visit harrishospital.com/healthywoman or call 870-512-3081.

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