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Women's Health Seminars Take Arlington Memorial Stage

Special to American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2000 – The Defense Department's top doctor is the scheduled kickoff speaker of a women's health seminar series beginning noon March 1 at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery here.

Dr. Sue Bailey, assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, will lead the inaugural program with a discussion of health issues for deploying military women. March 1 is the start of Women's History Month.

The free, public "brown bag lunch" seminars will be held monthly from noon to 1 p.m. at the memorial. The 12 seminars are targeted at military women, women veterans and health care professionals and are a source of continuing education credit for nurses and physicians, event planners said.

Guest lecturers scheduled through July are Dr. David Satcher, "Wellness/Healthy People 2010," April 4; Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, "Mental Health," May 2; Dr. Harold Rosen, "Osteoporosis," June 6; and Dr. Wayne B. Jonas, "Complementary and Alternative Medicine," July 11.

The seminars are co-sponsored by the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and the Department of Veterans Affairs' Center for Women Veterans.

To reserve seating and for additional information about memorial activities, visit the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation, Inc. Web site at http://www.womensmemorial.org/, or call Jennifer Finstein at the memorial at (703) 533-1155 or (800) 222- 2294.

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