Posted: May 6, 2012 10:47 AM by Laura Wilson (KAJ News)
Updated: May 7, 2012 10:18 AM
KALISPELL- Dozens of women headed over to Kalispell Regional Medical Center on Saturday to learn what they can do to keep from having to come back to the hospital in the future.
Women's Works and KRMC hosted a free women's health fair which offered up resources and information on how to stay healthy and disease-free. Women were able to meet with healthcare providers from around the Flathead, and sit in on several medical panel discussions and lectures.
The health fair covered a wide range of topics including breast cancer, heart disease, pregnancy and childbirth as well as diabetes. But local providers say all of the lectures delivered the same message to women.
"I think the big point today isn't all that glamorous, but I think it's critical, and it's that of prevention. Prevention in terms of pregnancy health, in terms of early prenatal care and cancer prevention in terms of mammograms," Dr. Gina Nelson a gynecologist explained.
The health fair also offered free mammograms for women and information for women who are uninsured or underinsured.