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Take Time, Take Charge

Are You Killing Your Feet for Fashion? [caption id="attachment_1304" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Pam Allen, M.D."][/caption] The havoc high heels can wreck on our feet doesn’t leave most women shaking in their stilettos. Anyone who has ever suffered through a wedding or night on the town knows they can be painful.  But, just how high is the price women are paying for fashion? Dr. Pam Allen, an orthopedic surgeon with Blue Ridge Bone & Joint will discuss the far reaching effects that shoes have on our bodies, how we can recognize the signs of a problem, and how to keep our feet happy throughout our life at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women.  Pam Allen, M.D., is an orthopedic surgeon with Blue Ridge Bone & Joint in Hendersonville.  Dr. Allen received her medical degree from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. She completed her residency in orthopedic surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, N.C., and completed a fellowship in foot and ankle reconstruction at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Allen specializes in foot and ankle injuries, disorders and surgery.  She is an outdoor enthusiast and enjoys both hiking and running the many trails of Western North Carolina.  Dr. Allen serves on the medical staff at Pardee Hospital. To register for Take Time, Take Charge call 1-866-790-WELL.

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[caption id="attachment_1264" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Maridee Spearman, M.D."][/caption] Menopause – Unraveling the Mystery of Hormones Menopause is truly a confusing time for a woman and despite medical science, hormones remain quite mysterious.  At Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women, Dr. Maridee Spearman, a board certified OB/GYN, will delve into the topic of menopause.  She will explain how to know if you are menopausal or in perimenopause, the symptoms for each and the role of lab tests.  Dr. Spearman will also discuss Hormone Replacement Therapy in depth and the recommended screenings for women.   Maridee Spearman, M.D., a board-certified OB/GYN with Pardee OB/GYN Associates in Hendersonville, received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed an OB/GYN residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. She is on the associate medical staff at Pardee Hospital and a MAHEC faculty member.  Prior to joining Pardee, Dr. Spearman served as an OB hospitalist at Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque, N.M., and as a staff OB/GYN physician at Lovelace Sandia Women’s Health in Albuquerque.   Pardee OB/GYN Associates is a part of the Center for Women’s Health at Pardee and is affiliated with MAHEC and the UNC Chapel Hill School of Medicine. By teaching resident physicians and participating in continuing education programs, physicians are continually learning the latest medical advancements and treatments.   To register for Take Time, Take Charge call 1-866-790-WELL.

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Being prepared for life changing events [caption id="attachment_1217" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Caroline Knox"][/caption] Take time to be prepared for whatever life throws at you.  Caroline Knox will discuss the essential legal documents to have in place in case of a life changing event or emergency such as accidents, illness, incapacity or the death of a loved one.  Caroline is in the Hendersonville office of Van Winkle, Buck, Wall, Starnes and Davis, P.A., where she has worked since receiving her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2000. While at Wake Forest, she was Notes & Comments Editor of the Wake Forest Law Review. She received her B.A. degree in Philosophy from the College of William and Mary in 1992. Her primary practice areas are estate planning, estate administration and elder law. Caroline is certified as an elder law specialist by the North Carolina State Bar.  She was in the first class to be certified in 2009, along with only nine other attorneys in the state. Caroline's practice centers on traditional estate and trust planning and administration, with an emphasis on special needs trusts and other planning tools for clients with disabilities or with children with special needs. She also does guardianship work and Medicaid and other public benefits planning. To register for Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women, call 1-866-790-WELL.

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[caption id="attachment_1204" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Olson Huff, M.D."][/caption] Raising the Triumphant Child Childhood is often viewed as a stage to get through and children, like green tomatoes on a vine, waiting to mature.  Instead, Dr. Olson Huff sees childhood as a time of life which has its own identity.  It is a time to put down deep and permanent roots as each child develops his/her innate character.  As we experience children, as we see them as vibrant and dynamic persons, we can begin to hear what they have to tell us about love, joy, pain, hope, friendship and the discovery of new things.  Instead of being helpless, children, even newborn babies, have a marvelous power to influence their world and those around them.  As we look carefully at the strength of children, we are invited to claim our own personal strengths as their fathers and mothers.  We are all, in our own way, triumphant children.  Dr. Huff will discuss Raising the Triumphant Child at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women. Olson Huff, M.D., FAAP, is one of America’s most respected pediatricians. His significant contributions to the field of pediatrics has spanned over 40 years, from his days of pediatric residency training at the Charlotte Memorial Hospital to his most recent contribution as the Medical Director of the Mission Children’s Hospital.  Dr. Huff found joy in the challenges faced within pediatric medicine and has dedicated most of his career to focusing on the expansion of healthcare services to all children, with a special focus on children with special healthcare needs. This direction led him to the establishment of The Olson Huff Center for Child Development, which supplies interdisciplinary care for children with special needs. Dr. Huff is a Commissioner for the North Carolina Health and Wellness Trust Fund, as well as the Chairman of the Committee on Federal Government Affairs for the American Academy of Pediatrics, where he works with the US Congress to reform the U.S. health system. One of Dr. Huff ’s proudest achievements is the creation of a mobile dental program that supplies dental service to underprivileged children in rural areas.

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Take Control of Your Money and Gain Control of Your Life [caption id="attachment_1198" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Reeta Wolfsohn"][/caption] If it seems unlikely that one interactive session could provide you with the insight, understanding and personalized tools to make a more stable financial future a reality, you’re in for a wonderful surprise from this educational and motivational session.  Not only will you enjoy it, but you’ll always remember it as the workshop that made you realize and believe you really could achieve long-term financial behavioral change.  Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, the founder of the Financial Social Work discipline (www.financialsocialwork.com), Femonomics (the gender of money) and the FREE Financial Motivation and Support Network on Facebook will show you how to begin and to sustain the journey to more stable financial circumstances at Take Time, Take Charge - an event for all women. Nationally known motivational speaker and expert Reeta Wolfsohn, CMSW, is the founder of the Financial Social Work discipline and Femonomics (the gender of money). She is a certified social worker, therapist, author and motivational speaker on the topic of money from a psycho-social perspective.   The Center for Financial Social Work offers certification for social workers and for non-social workers, along with other psychosocially based programs and products specifically designed to create sustainable, long-term financial behavioral change.

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