"Dr. Marie-Ange D. Tardieu and the Body Image Institute of New York" Launch Women's Health Week on Mother's Day

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National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 11, and will be celebrated until May 17, 2008. For more information about National Women's Health Week, please visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw . Dr. Marie-Ange Tardieu and The Body Image Institute of New York will hold a Workshop on proper nutrition and physical activity to lower the risk of overweight and obesity on Monday May 12, 2008 at 10 AM at the Community Constant Care in Brooklyn. To learn about other seminars on Issues In Body Image and The Rules Of Eating seminars, please call 718-708-5622 (Bronx), 914-833-0783 (Westchester), 718-434-5345 (Brooklyn).

Dr. Marie-Ange D. Tardieu and The Body Image Institute of New York are joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health in celebrating National Women's Health Week. On May 12, 2008, The Body Image Institute of New York will hold workshops and seminars on Issues In Body Image and The Rules of Eating where women of various communities will be able to be educated about how to get healthier and to prevent overweight and obesity.

National Women's Health Week is a nationwide initiative that calls attention to the importance of women's health. During the week, families, health organizations, businesses, communities, the government and individuals come together to raise awareness about women's health issues and educate women about simple steps they can take for a longer, healthier and happier life. The theme for National Women's Health Week 2008 is "It's Your Time: Get Inspired. Get Healthy."

The Body Image Institute is a Plastic Surgery Clinic and consulting firm serving patients throughout the New York tri-state area. Dr. Marie-Ange D. Tardieu, a plastic surgeon, body image and obesity expert, is the institute's medical director. For over the past ten years, she has been on a crusade to curtail the trend of overweight and obesity that threatens our nation.

"National Women's Health Week is important because it encourages women to make their health a top priority," says Dr. Nereida Correa, president and CEO of OB-GYN 2000, and Associate Professor of Obstetric and Gynecology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. "Often times, women are the caregivers for their families and forget to take care of themselves. With National Women's Health Week we remind women that they too need to visit the doctor, make sure their screenings are up-to-date and just take a minute to think about their health."

"Mothers make so many sacrifices to take care of their families and the people they love. Today is a chance to show mothers how much we appreciate them and to encourage them to take care of themselves as well as they take care of others. Every year thousands of women in the States are afflicted with cancer, heart disease, and obesity related ailments. Women's Health Week is a time for women to learn about how they can lead healthy lifestyles and remind them about the importance of knowing their health background along with their risk factors so they can take action," said Dr. Tardieu.

National Women's Health Week kicks off on Mother's Day, May 11, and will be celebrated until May 17, 2008. National Women's Check-up Day is a day where women across the country are urged to visit their doctor. For more information about National Women's Health Week, please visit http://www.womenshealth.gov/whw. Dr. Tardieu will hold a workshop on proper nutrition and physical activity to lower the risk of overweight and obesity on Monday, May 12, 2008 at 10 a.m. at the Community Constant Care in Brooklyn. To learn about other seminars on Issues in Body Image and The Rules of Eating seminars, please call 718-708-5622 (Bronx), 914-833-0783 (Westchester), 718-434-5345 (Brooklyn).

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