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Great River Health Systems Brings Life Fitness Expo to Westland Mall

August 16, 2007 – Learn how the innovative life-fitness programs offered by Great River Health Systems can improve your life at home, work and play at the Life Fitness Expo, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Westland Mall in West Burlington. The expo will feature a variety of educational displays, speakers and screenings.

Life Fitness Expo schedule

Speakers
All presentations will take place in the Center Courtyard unless otherwise noted:

• 10:30 a.m. – Alternative Strength Training, Chris Reed, M.S., ATC, CSCS, Coordinator, Great River High Performance Program
• 11 a.m. – Wound Healing and the Role of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Donna Williams, P.T., Supervisor, Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic
• Noon – Obstructive Sleep Apnea and General Sleep Habits, Brain Bauer, RPSGT, REEGT, EEG/Sleep Technician, Great River Sleep Disorders Center
• 12:30 p.m. – Cardiovascular Care at Great River Heart and Vascular Center, Donna Wirt, R.N., M.S.N., Supervisor, Great River Heart and Vascular Center (presentation location: former Turley’s Menswear space)
• 1 p.m. – Quick and Healthy Family Recipes, Andrea Jefferson, RD, LD, Dietitian, Kati Thompson, Dietetic Intern, and Stacey Norman, Dietetic Intern, Great River Medical Center
• 2 p.m. – Fit for Life: Low-impact Aerobics, Karen Piper, LMT, Massage Therapist, Great River Center for Rehabilitation
• 3:30 p.m. – Hide the Vegetables!, Andrea Jefferson, RD, LD, Dietitian, Kati Thompson, Dietetic Intern, and Stacey Norman, Dietetic Intern, Great River Medical Center

Screenings and other offerings
All screenings are free unless otherwise noted:

• Blood-pressure check
• Body-fat analysis
• Bone-density examination
• Colorectal cancer take-home screening kits ($25)
• Hearing-aid cleaning and ear-canal check
• Oxygen-saturation test
• Passport to Good Health (free personal health records)
• Total-cholesterol/HDL screening ($10; results in 5 minutes)

Informational booths

• Advance directives (Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care)
• Diabetes education
• Digital mammography
• Exercise programs
• Great River Audiology
• Great River Behavioral Health Center
• Great River Business Health
• Great River Center for Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Services
• Great River Digestive Health Center
• Great River Friends (hospital volunteers)
• Great River Heart and Vascular Center
• Great River High Performance Program and Team BEAST (Burlington Endurance Athletes Sports Team)
• Great River Hospice
• Great River Klein Center (nursing home) • Great River Medical Center Library
• Great River Neuro-Orthopedic Center/Stroke awareness and rehabilitation
• Great River Sleep Disorders Center
• Great River Wound and Hyperbaric Clinic
• Heritage Medical Equipment and Supplies
• Living History program
• Nutrition
• Prenatal care
• Respiratory health
• Smoking cessation
• The Great Club (for people 55 or greater)