JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- Brooke Army Medical Center hosted the first Women's Health Fair May 19 in this hospital's Medical Mall. This event included information sessions on pelvic, spiritual, financial and women's nutritional health. There were also tables set up for participants to get information and speak with providers about their health from various departments.
"Today is about that reminder of making ourselves a priority," BAMC Deputy Commanding Officer Col. Traci Crawford said. "Making sure you get the education and information accurately that you need to make the best decisions for your life and for your health so you can continue to do the great and tremendous things you do on a daily basis."
Tips included make oneself a priority, getting recommended screenings and preventative care on a regular basis, getting moving by walking and practicing healthy behaviors such as driving and household safety.
"We all go through stress and have days we're not feeling our best, it doesn't make us weak it makes us human," Crawford said.
Patricia Rodriguez, pelvic floor physical therapist, said this event was to help women through education, because she "has a passion to get women educated about their female parts."
The path to overall wellness in pelvic health is meditation, diet modifications, good posture, exercise, well-woman exams, physical therapy, counseling and acupuncture, Rodriguez explained.
"At the conclusion of today's event we really hope that you have the opportunity to network and fellowship with women and healthcare providers that are here to support your needs, the things you want to do so you can have a healthier life and be happy with yourself and who you are as an individual," Crawford said.