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Johns Hopkins A Woman’s Journey Program Highlights Advances in Women’s Health - 04/25/2018

Johns Hopkins A Woman’s Journey Program Highlights Advances in Women’s Health

Release Date: April 25, 2018
Bethesda, Md.—Leading Johns Hopkins Medicine physicians will present a special program on women’s health issues on Wednesday, May 2, at the Bethesda Hyatt from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. This marks the fourth year the award-winning women’s health program, A Woman’s Journey, has been presented in the Greater Washington, D.C. area. 

“This year’s program offers intriguing insights into maintaining health and wellness,” says Alice Paik, a co-chair of A Woman’s Journey Greater Washington Area. Johns Hopkins medical experts will focus on medical advances including:
  • Pursuing Precision-Our understanding of disease and how to effectively treat it is undergoing transformative change. Learn about leading discoveries that coalesce “big data,” genetics and science to fashion personalized treatment for disease from rheumatologist .
  • Skin Deep-Doctors have an unexpected aid in their toolbox. Your skin can reveal a great deal about your general health. Dermatologist examines the body’s largest organ and reveals how your skin can lead to a diagnosis of common medical conditions, from vitamin deficiencies to chronic diseases.
  • The Mind-Gut Connection-Our gastrointestinal tract is governed by its own brain, known as the enteric nervous system. And, the gut contains more neurons than our spinal cord. Learn how the gut has a "mind of its own" that can intervene in your happiness as well as contribute to gastrointestinal disorders from psychiatrist .
More than 400 guests as well as physicians from Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine, Suburban Hospital and Sibley Memorial Hospital are expected to attend the event to hear the results of new research on critical health issues. A Woman’s Journey was established to empower women to make informed health decisions by gathering top experts in medicine from across disciplines to help educate women about medical advances and innovations in women’s health. 
 
Attendees are invited to arrive when the doors open at 9 a.m. for refreshments and an opportunity to meet and talk with physicians from across Johns Hopkins Medicine. Consumers can register online or by calling 410-955-8660.

About Suburban Hospital:

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. The hospital is a regional trauma center with centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, stroke and neurosciences, orthopaedics and oncology. Suburban Hospital’s unique affiliation with the National Institutes of Health, located across the street from the hospital, has brought world-class research from the laboratory to the bedside, providing the local community with around-the-clock access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols for stroke, heart attack and other clinical conditions. Learn more.

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