May 24, 2024

MedStar Takes ‘A Thoughtful Approach to Women’s Wellness’

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Posted by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital
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fit and healthy“A Thoughtful Approach to Women’s Wellness,” a free program sponsored by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital and St. Mary’s Delicados, Inc., will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church of Laurel Grove in Mechanicsville, Maryland.

The annual event offers an array of health screenings, continental breakfast and lunch, health displays and educational materials.

Guest speaker Dr. Usman Zahir, orthopaedic specialist with the MedStar Georgetown Orthopaedic Institute at MedStar St. Mary’s, will discuss spine and back health. Dr. Pradeep Simlote, allergist and immunologist will talk about respiratory health and Dr. Meenakshi G. Brewster, health officer with the St. Mary’s County Health Department, will discuss women’s priorities from a public health perspective. In addition, Hospital Vice President Joan Gelrud will welcome participants and Kristin Montour Grubbs will discuss diabetes and wound care. Nutritionist Donna Taggert will present “Health by Chocolate.”

Glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol screenings will be available in addition to bone density scans. Other services to be offered at the event are Body Mass Index measurement, skin analysis and flu shots.

Pre-registration is required for this popular program. Visit or call 301-475-6019 for more information or to register.

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