Women invited to 'Get a Clue' about thyroid disease at unique event
GREELEY, Colo. (May 19, 2011) — North Colorado Medical Center and Spirit of Women invite local women to “Get into the Game of Health” at a special event at Eaton Grove Nursery on Saturday, June 11, at 9:30 a.m.
A panel of experts from the NCMC Endocrinology Clinic will answer questions and delve into the mystery of the endocrine system – specifically taking aim at the thyroid.
According to statistics by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and other medical organizations, thyroid disease is a fact of life for as many as 27 million Americans – and more than half of those people remain undiagnosed.
“We hope to provide an opportunity for women to learn more about this disease, its causes, diagnosis and treatments,” said Kris Howard, manager of the Spirit of Women program at NCMC. “Approximately 80 percent of thyroid disease is experienced by females; women are five times more likely to develop hypothyroidism than are men, so this is a perfect opportunity to come and learn in a beautiful setting,” Howard explained.
The 2011 Spirit of Women events encourage women to “Get in the Game,” and the game of CLUE is featured at this event. In addition to learning about the thyroid mystery, women will have the opportunity to hear from Ken Olsen, owner of Eaton Grove Nursery, about clues to more colorful landscapes and solving common garden mysteries.
“Get a CLUE: the Mystery of the Thyroid” will take place Saturday, June 11 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at Eaton Grove Nursery, 35901 Weld County Road 31 in Eaton. The event is free for Spirit of Women members and $10 for all others. Make a reservation by calling the Spirit line: (970) 392-2222.
For membership information and details about events, please visit www.BannerHealth.com/NCMCspirit.
ABOUT SPIRIT OF WOMEN
Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women's lives with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women Hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support.
ABOUT NORTH COLORADO MEDICAL CENTER
North Colorado Medical Center is a fully accredited, private, not-for-profit facility licensed to operate 398 beds. It serves as a regional medical center with community-based and specialty services in a service area including southern Wyoming, western Nebraska, western Kansas and northeastern Colorado. A family-centered obstetrics unit, cardiovascular, oncology, ortho/neuro, Level II trauma, Western States Burn Center and acute inpatient rehabilitation are among the many services offered through the medical center. Nearly 400,000 square feet of new patient care space was added to the northern Colorado region when the NCMC opened an expanded facility in December 2005. Included is the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado featuring state-of-the-art heart services; expanded birthing center and neonatal care unit, new intensive care units and new surgical suites.