Published on January 31, 2020

Essentia Health hosting Women’s Health Night at Clyde Iron Works

Healthy hors d’oeuvres, giveaways and informational booths are all part of Women’s Health Night on Thursday, Feb. 6, at Clyde Iron Works in Lincoln Park (2920 W Michigan Street).

Hosted by Essentia Health, the event runs from 6-7:30 p.m. and includes a pair of 15-minute presentations:

  • “Nurse midwives: America’s best-kept health care secret — caring for women across their lifespan”
    Presented by certified nurse-midwife Sky Rogers
  • “Tips for healthy skin care”
    Presented by physician assistant Katelyn Walsh and certified nurse practitioner Meagan Schritz

Rogers is a member of the Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center midwifery team that formally launched on Jan. 1. She’s excited to share how midwives can benefit women during their pregnancies and births.

“Large studies have shown that certified nurse-midwives decrease cesarean section rates, epidural use and hospital-readmission rates, while increasing successful breastfeeding initiation and continuation across populations,” said Rogers, who enjoys building relationships with her patients. “It’s nothing short of an honor to be part of that, to witness the transformation that occurs in women’s lives and their family’s lives.”

Walsh and Schritz will discuss recommendations for skin care and protection. Topics will vary, from anti-aging tips and selecting the best sunscreen and moisturizer, to understanding the risks and red flags of skin cancer, especially melanoma.
“I’m excited to talk about changes people can make when it comes to caring for and protecting their skin, and adopting these changes into their daily regimens so they become habits,” Walsh said.

Informational booths will cover:

  • Skin renewal and dermatology
  • Mammography and breast health
  • Cancer support services and clinical trials
  • Personal safety
  • Grief support
  • St. Mary’s Heart and Vascular Center wellness program
  • Women’s health and therapy
  • All of Us Research Program
  • Midwifery, OB/GYN, prenatal care and infertility
  • Colorectal cancer screening
  • Integrative health (acupuncture)
  • Pharmacy services
  • Pediatric care

The Women’s Health Night is free and all are welcome. No registration is required.

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