Jupiter, Fla. – Taking charge of health matters is just one way women today are being empowered.
Jupiter Medical Center Foundation continues to support and educate women
by presenting their 2nd annual Women’s Health & Wellness Conference
on Tuesday, February 12, at the Hilton West Palm Beach.
“We were thrilled with the positive responses we received from women
at last year’s inaugural conference,” said Liv Vesely, President
of Jupiter Medical Center Foundation. “We knew we had to follow
up with a conference that delivered even greater health information focused
on women. Attendees will learn the proper tools to navigate a healthy
life – from their day-to-day habits to life-threatening illnesses.”
The event begins at 9 a.m. with a healthy breakfast and opening remarks
from Joanne Miller, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, Vice President and Chief Nursing
Officer at Jupiter Medical Center.
Throughout the day, experts will share their insight on how women can improve
their overall health with topics specific to them, including stress management,
lifestyle balance, nutrition and digestive health, gynecologic, and lung
health. Aging issues such as arthritis and stroke also will be discussed.
Doctors will explain the new advances to treat these conditions and more.
Nearly 40 percent of adults over the age of 30 have one or more age-related
digestive symptom each year. Dr. Chester Maxson, Medical Director for
the Frenchman’s Creek Digestive Health Center at Jupiter Medical
Center, teams up with Tim Armstrong, executive chef/owner of The Hybrid
Chef, to talk about the natural aging of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.
While Dr. Maxson explains how aging affects the way the body processes
and moves food, Chef Armstrong will weigh in on specific foods that affect
the GI tract, and ways to prevent digestive problems through nutrition.
Protecting your skin from the harmful effects of the sun is the focus of
Dr. Kristen Aloupis, a board-certified dermatologist, and Dr. Nathan Tennyson,
Jupiter Medical Center’s Medical Director of Radiation Oncology.
They will discuss the more serious cases of skin cancer and the most effective
and cutting-edge diagnostic and treatment approaches for melanoma and
non-melanoma skin cancers, which can be of great concern to people in
sunny South Florida.
Renowned surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Co-Director of the Comprehensive Stroke
Center and Medical Director of Neuroendovascular Surgery at Jupiter Medical
Center, will share the latest advancements in diagnosis and treatment
of complex neurological diseases, and the SpineJack® procedure, which
utilizes the most advanced technology and techniques to treat compression
fractures of the spine.
Take a deep breath. Attendees will also learn the latest in women’s
lung health from Dr. K. Adam Lee, Medical Director of Surgical Oncology
at Jupiter Medical Center, and Dr. Rogelio Choy, board certified in Pulmonology
and Sleep Medicine. Lung cancer accounts for more deaths among women each
year than breast, ovarian and uterine cancers combined.
Stripped to the essence, health and well-being is really all about balancing
the body mentally and physically. Keynote speaker Dr. Heidi Hanna is well-versed
in realigning mental health and energy as a highly sought-after stress
management expert, and as a performance and wellness coach. Dr. Hanna
currently balances dual roles as Chief Energy Officer of Synergy, a consulting
company that delivers brain-based health and performance programs for
organizations, and as Executive Director of the American Institute of
Stress. She has been featured as a panelist at
Fortune Magazine’s Most Powerful Women in Business Summit and ESPN Women’s
Leadership Summit. Dr. Hanna’s books have been on
New York Times bestseller list, including
The SHARP Solution: A Brain-Based Approach for Optimal Performance, Stressaholic:
5 Steps to Transform Your Relationship with Stress, and Recharge: 5 Simple
Shifts to Energize Your Life.
Can we talk? Pelvic floor issues and incontinence are often found on the
“Do Not Discuss” list. But women will find extremely beneficial
information presented during the forum, “The Vagina Dialogue: Gynecologic
Health through the Ages,” led by Urogynecologist, Dr. Linda Kiley
and physical therapists Sharon Warwick and Gail O’Neill.
In another session, attendees will learn about the various types of arthritis
and ways to minimize the symptoms. During their “Arthritis: A Woman’s
Disease?” presentation, Dr. Gary Ackerman, board-certified orthopedic
surgeon, and Dr. Howard Busch, board certified rheumatologist, will answer
the most common questions about arthritis in women, including causes,
symptoms, types and treatments.
More than 200 women of all ages are expected to attend this engaging event,
which concludes at 3 p.m. A reception will follow. Tickets are available
for $250 per person. To register, or for more information, visit
About Jupiter Medical Center Foundation
Since its founding in 1989, Jupiter Medical Center Foundation has empowered
Jupiter Medical Center with the financial resources to reimagine the delivery
of health and wellness to the region. Jupiter Medical Center Foundation,
together with Jupiter Medical Center, is committed to transforming regional
health care through leading-edge technology, patient-centered and enhanced
facilities. The Foundation has funded a number of major projects at Jupiter
Medical Center, including the De George Pediatric Unit in partnership
with Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the Margaret W. Niedland Breast
Center, The Anderson Family Orthopedic & Spine Center, the Frank E.
and Mary D. Walsh Robotic Surgery Program, and the Florence A. De George
As a leading, not-for-profit medical provider in the region, Jupiter Medical
Center relies on philanthropic gifts to maintain patients’ well-being
and quality of care, and Jupiter Medical Center Foundation is dedicated
to securing this financial support in order to fulfill the mission of
the organization. For more information, please visit