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Effingham Hospital to start Girls Night Out program May 24
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SPRINGFIELD — Grab all the other women in your life and get ready for a series of fun-filled monthly events designed to give you some “girl time” while also ensuring you and your best girlfriends are armed with important health and wellness tips tailored to you – busy women wanting to stay healthy.

Effingham Hospital is pleased to introduce the addition of monthly Girls Night Out events to their long list of community outreach activities. Girls Night Out will be held from 7-9 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of every month in the Effingham Imaging Center,110 Goshen Rd., Rincon. Every Girls Night Out will feature fun, informative activities, exciting give-a-ways, refreshments and special guest speakers focused on women’s health and wellness topics.

Girls Night Out will debut May 24 with the focus on “Strong Women Need Healthy Bones.” Guest speaker Felicia D. Kennicott, PA of Effingham Hospital, will share with attendees the risk factors associated with osteoporosis as well as the top bone health myths. In the United States, more than 40 million people either already have osteoporosis or are at high risk due to low bone mass. All attendees will have a chance to win a free bone density scan, a non-invasive procedure designed to assess the strength of bones and the probability of fracture. A physician’s order is required for the bone density scan.

In addition, the Effingham YMCA is partnering with the Effingham Imaging Center to offer some low impact instruction at Girls Night Out to get you moving and keep you healthy and flexible.

Girls Night Out offers healthy refreshments and chances to win great gifts every month. Upcoming topics to be featured at Girls Night Out include: skin cancer, ovarian cancer, body fat and weight loss, menopause and breast health. Don’t miss your chance for a night out and the opportunity to learn more about staying healthy.

Call 826-1400 or 754-0421 for more information about the Girls Night Out event.