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Sixth annual women’s health conference will focus on a wide spectrum of issues

NIAGARA FALLS – Women interested in learning more about subjects ranging from acupuncture to the challenges of menopause are invited to the sixth annual “Conference on Healthcare for Women – Healthy Inside and Out” on Nov. 2 at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls.

The program will be presented by Mount St. Mary’s Hospital to raise awareness among local women on a wide spectrum of health issues. The event will feature speakers, demonstrations and information displays, with breakfast and lunch provided.

Registration is $15, and advance registration is encouraged as space is limited.

Kate Cumbo and Tanya Miller are co-chairwomen of the conference.

Mount St. Mary’s is supported in this event by Cancer Care of Western New York, Western New York Urology Associates, Precision Health Care, the Center for Wound Healing at Mount St. Mary’s Hospital, Niagara Dermatology Associates, Medtronic, Phillips Lytle, LLP, Medtronic, the Niagara Falls Police Department and Lewiston DiMino Tops.

Registration and a continental breakfast begin at 8 a.m.

Judith Maness, Mount St. Mary’s president and chief executive officer, will open the conference at 9 a.m.

The guest speaker will be registered nurse Robbie Raugh, who is also a board-certified holistic health and nutrition practitioner and certified fitness expert. Tammie Lee Demler, host of local cable television’s “WNY Tonight,” will emcee.

A variety of informational displays and live demonstrations will be provided by Dr. Anne M. Ramsdell, of Niagara Dermatology; Laura Vendryes, offering yoga and meditation tips; Tammy L. Bundrock and Jessica Rodriguez, of Hair Chateau, with tips on makeup and hair; Dr. Jude Violante, conducting foot checks; the Niagara Falls Police, discussing childcare safety seats; Diane Woodcock, of RD Woodykins Creations, displaying floral designs; Mary Ann Culbert, of Small Indulgences, displaying jewelry; Ami Patrick, of Embody Health and Wellness, discussing holistic health; Joyce Barnwell, discussing positive discipline; Destin Radder, licensed acupuncturist, demonstrating acupuncture; the Niagara Community College Culinary Institute, offering a cooking demonstration in the afternoon; and blood pressure screenings.

In addition, educational sessions include: “Pelvic Health” with Dr. Abeer Edibb, OB/GYN, of Western New York Urology Associates; “Empowering Yourself and Your Health” with Robbie Raugh, RN; “Free Yourself from a Constipated Life,” with Cathi Stack, chief executive officer of Journey II Health, LLC; “Heart Health for Life,” with Dr. Zina Hajduczok, cardiologist, and Marylou Scholl, nurse practitioner, Mount St. Mary’s Heart Associates.

Also, “Challenges of Menopause,” with Dr. Sharmilee Thota and Dr. Rachel Weselak, both OB/GYNs with the Center for Women; “Managing & Understanding Nutraceuticals (nutritional supplements),” with Andrea Rosati, a nurse practitioner with the Center for Women; and “Prevention & Treatment of Gynecological Cancer,” with Dr. Faraj Touchan, OB/GYN, Center for Women, and Dr. Pankaj Singhal, of Gynecologic Oncology.

A noon lunch will feature a panel of health care experts taking questions from the audience. Following a repeat of the demonstrations and presentations in the afternoon, the conference will conclude at 2:15 p.m.

To register, visit or call 298-2146. Call the same number if interested in displaying at the conference.

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