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Northern Nevada Medical Center to provide complimentary health screenings at Nevada Women’s Expo


(Photo): Actor Peter Facinelli is making a special guest appearance at the 11th annual Nevada Women’s Expo.

NEVADA WOMEN’S EXPO NEWS RELEASE – Sponsor Northern Nevada Medical Center will join forces once again with Nevada Women’s Expo to bring value, health education and Hollywood to our region’s women. Northern Nevada Medical Center will offer free screenings for blood pressure, Body Mass Index (BMI), glucose and neck/back physical therapy on a first-come, first-served basis. The 11th annual Expo will be held March 23 and 24, at the Reno Sparks Convention Center.

Physicians strongly advise having regular health screenings to which creates a dialogue and a proactive relationship with healthcare providers. When healthcare providers detect and diagnose conditions early, women have a better chance of maintaining their quality of life and avoiding serious complications. Physicians have a better chance of treating many diseases successfully through early detection. For example, high blood pressure can be detected only by a screening, as it has no symptoms. The disease increases the force against artery walls and damages arteries over time. Damaged arteries become less able to deliver blood to vital organs in the body increasing the risk for heart disease, strokes, and kidney disease. By detecting it early, physicians can discuss lifestyle modifications with their patients and possibly prescribe medication to control blood pressure.
The Nevada Women’s Expo hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. Twilight Series movie star Peter Facinelli, who played Dr. Carlisle Cullen, will be available on Saturday, March 23 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:0 p.m.  Attendees may bring a DVD or favorite book from the Twilight series and Peter will provide free autographs as time permits.   In addition, attendees can pay $15 for each professional photograph with Peter taken by local photographer David Staley from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday.  Preregistration is recommended on the Expo website at http://www.NevadaWomensExpo.com. Downloadable coupons are currently atwww.NevadaWomensExpo.com and Whole Foods’ shoppers can save their receipts for “two-for-one” admission, which can be presented at the Expo ticket window. Over 200 vendors will be exhibiting this year including Jafra Cosmetics, Atlantis Casino Resort, Garden Shop Nursery, Crater Lake Candle Company, Digit Defender and Baubles and Bits.  Returning sponsors for this year’s show include Northern Nevada Medical Center, Channel 2, Women’s Radio, Country Financial and Whole Foods. Door prizes will be donated from among over 200 vendors and 10 attendees will be chosen to receive $100 to shop the show sponsored by Country Financial.  Food and product samples will be available from many vendors. For more details on limited vendor booths, presentations, and a current list of vendors see the expo website atwww.NevadaWomensExpo.com or call Kristy Hawke at 775-750-0841.
Now celebrating its 11th year, the Nevada Women’s Expo is northern Nevada’s premier consumer show focused on women. The Expo offers local businesses unique opportunities to reach an average attendance of over 7,000 women with their messages and products. With its array of exhibitors, speakers and demonstrations, the Nevada Women’s Expo is dedicated to providing a uniquely positive annual event for women to experience learning, empowerment, complimentary pampering, and rejuvenation.
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