Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. Welcomes Annual Meeting Speaker Dr. Holly Atkinson

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Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. welcomes nationally recognized guest speaker Dr. Holly Atkinson to its 40th Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Community Luncheon on October 26th, 2011 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. An expert on healthy living and women's health Dr. Atkinson will share her insights and practical health advice with this year's Community Luncheon attendees. Tickets are on sale now through the Maternal & Family Health Services administration office.

Dr. Holly Atkinson

Dr. Holly Atkinson's insights into women’s health and wellness are closely aligned with MFHS’ role in the community as a provider of women's reproductive health and nutrition care.

Maternal & Family Health Services, Inc. (MFHS) welcomes nationally recognized guest speaker Dr. Holly Atkinson to its 40th Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Community Luncheon, which will take place on Wednesday, October 26th, 2011 at The Woodlands Inn & Resort, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.

Guest speaker Dr. Holly Atkinson is Chief Medical Officer and Senior Medical Correspondent for HealthiNation. She is also Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine and Co-Director of the Advancing Idealism in Medicine Program at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and adjunct Assistant Professor of Public Health at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is also Past President of Physicians for Human Rights, a non-profit organization that shared in the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Atkinson has worked in print, broadcast television and online media for both medical professional and consumer audiences. She holds degrees in both medicine and journalism and has had extensive experience as a medical correspondent, including assignments with NBC's Today show and The CBS Morning News. MFHS proudly welcomes Dr. Atkins to Northeast Pennsylvania this October.

Dr. Atkins has spoken on a variety of health topics, including managing your health during difficult times, the keys to having the best health possible, and how women can better manage their health and combat stress and fatigue. She has the ability to cut through the health information overload available today and to give practical and inspiring advice to her audience. Her insights into women’s health and wellness are closely aligned with MFHS’ role in the community as a provider of women’s reproductive health and nutrition care.

The 40th Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors and Community Luncheon will take place at 12 noon on October 26th. This year’'s meeting is a celebration of Maternal & Family Health Services 40th Anniversary. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase through the Maternal & Family Health Services administration office by calling 1-800-367-6347

Maternal and Family Health Services is a non-profit health and social service agency celebrating 40 years of service to Pennsylvania women, children and families. The agency oversees a network of health and nutrition centers in 16 Pennsylvania counties, serving over 125,000 people each year through the following programs: Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program; Family Planning Program; Healthy Beginnings Plus Prenatal Program; the Nurse-Family Partnership Program and the HealthyWoman Cancer Screening Program. For more information, visit http://www.mfhs.org, or call 1-800-367-6347.

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