Fortitude Health & Wellness, Inc. VP of Development to Present at 2007 Minority Women's Health Summit

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Dallas-based health and wellness company, specializing in development and implementation of customized self-care services, resources and strategies which reduce health risks, to be represented at 2007 Minority Women's Health Summit convened by The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health.

Larry Tate, Vice President of Program Development for Dallas-based Fortitude Health & Wellness, Inc., will present "Fundamentals of Weight Loss" from his published abstract at the 2007 Minority Women's Health Summit, "Women of Color: Addressing Disparities, Affirming Resilience, and Developing Strategies for Success", convened by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health. The Summit will be held August 23-26, 2007 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.

This year's Summit will be the third (1997, 2004) to address health disparities among women of color living in the United States.

Tate's career has encompassed experience in the pharmaceutical industry, and development of community-based health care programs. His book, "War on Weight", published in 2005, provides a 40 day approach to losing weight and maintaining weight loss through principles built around a balance of mental, physical, and spiritual commitment.

With a Master of Science degree in Nutrition, Tate is also an Emergency Medical Technician, Phlebotomist, and Certified Personal Trainer and Sports Nutritionist; he extended his professional focus to include Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis (BIA) and joined Fortitude Health & Wellness, Inc. in 2004. Fortitude provides cost-effective, self-care services, resources and strategies which reduce health risks; the company has created and implemented prevention and wellness programs for corporate clients and community-based organizations nationwide, using BIA as a key component.

Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis is a painless, non-invasive method of measuring fluids, and fat and lean body composition, to measure and track changes in amounts of body mass including muscle and organs; the resulting data forms the basis for customized therapeutic regimens which incorporate health, nutrition, and fitness.

Fortitude Health and Wellness, Inc. is certified as a Minority and Women Business Enterprise. For details about Fortitude's portfolio of services, visit http://www.fortitudehw.com.

Information about the U.S Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health and the 2007 Minority Women's Health Summit can be found at http://www.womenshealth.gov.

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