For Release: August 22, 2012
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It could happen at any time. A sneeze. A cough. A good, hearty laugh. And then? A leak. The first sign of incontinence. Or a bulge, small but significant, marking the start of prolapse. Then, a seemingly minor annoyance becomes a hindrance – preventing women from exercise, sexual activity, and generally living a normal, active life without worry of pain or embarrassment.
Akron General presents “Wine, Women & Wellness: You Don’t Have to Whisper - Pelvic Health Issues Addressed” on Thursday, September 20, at 6 p.m. at Akron General’s Health & Wellness Center – Green, Community Room, 1940 Town Park Boulevard, Uniontown, and Thursday, September 27, at 6 p.m. at Akron General’s Health & Wellness Center – West, Summit Room, 4125 Medina Road, west Akron. Make plans to attend one of these very special community events focusing on women’s pelvic health. It’s not simply a fact of life – there is something you can do. Learn more and talk to experts Ray Bologna, MD, and Costas Apostolis, MD. Register for this FREE event online or by calling 330-344-AGMC (2462).
Although pelvic health problems plague millions of American women, many are embarrassed to discuss it with their friends, families or physicians. Some believe that it’s simply an inconvenience of growing older. It's not. If you're experiencing these issues, talk to your doctor or call Akron General's Center for Urologic Health's Pelvic Health Center at 330-535-5177. This new and all-inclusive center is uniquely structured to offer patients a well-rounded team of specialists, including highly trained physicians specializing in urogynecology and the special needs of women.
About Akron General Health System
Akron General Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare organization with the mission of improving the health and lives of the people and communities it serves. Akron General Health System includes: Akron General Medical Center, a 511-bed teaching and research medical center, and Edwin Shaw Rehabilitation Institute, the area’s largest provider of rehabilitation services; Akron General Partners, which includes Partners Physician Group, the Akron General Health & Wellness Centers, Lodi Community Hospital, Community Health Centers and other companies; Akron General Community Health Ventures, which includes Visiting Nurse Service and Affiliates, the largest and most comprehensive provider of home healthcare services in Ohio; and Akron General Foundation. Akron General has earned the prestigious National Research Corporation (NRC) Consumer Choice Award for 14 out of 16 years. Recently, U.S. News & World Report ranked Akron General Medical Center as the seventh best hospital in Ohio and Becker’s Hospital Review named Akron General Medical Center one of the nation’s top 100 hospitals. For more information about Akron General Health System, visit About Us.