Dr. Bill Releford to Moderate “The Man Cave”

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13th Annual Women’s Health Forum Includes Special Area Just for Men

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On Saturday, April 27, Dr. Bill Releford will moderate the “Living Well” panel within the Man Cave at the 13th Annual KJLH Women’s Health Forum to be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The Man Cave, an area just for men, will provide a variety of health screenings and panels of experts to address men’s health and wellness concerns, plus prize giveaways and free haircuts. The doors open at 7 a.m.

Men in attendance can receive free prostate screenings, BMI screenings, diabetes screening, STD and HIV/AIDS testing, and tests for blood pressure and lung function. Panel discussions within the Man Cave include “Raw (Real) Sex,” “Black Men and HIV,” and Dr. Releford’s “Living Well” discussion, which begins at 10 a.m.

“The Women’s Health Forum is an important event, not just for the women of Los Angeles, but for its men as well,” says Dr. Releford. “I urge the men of our community to be leaders, and bring their wives, their mothers, and all the women they care about to get vital health screenings and learn about healthy lifestyles. Then come visit me and the other panelists in the Man Cave for frank discussions about men’s health and living well.”

The Los Angeles Convention Center is located at 1201 South Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Parking for the event is in the West Hall parking area, and costs $12.

About Dr. Bill J. Releford, D.P.M.
Dr. Bill J. Releford, D.P.M., a graduate of the Temple School of Podiatric Medicine in Philadelphia, began his practice in 1990 and established the Diabetic Foot Institute, a facility dedicated exclusively to the reduction of diabetes-related amputations in high-risk populations. Dr. Releford is recognized both domestically and internationally as a leader in the field of diabetic limb preservation and wound care, and recently received prestigious awards from the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Regional Black Chamber of Commerce for his contributions to public health.

Dr. Releford is an assistant professor at Charles R. Drew University and lectures worldwide about the latest techniques in limb salvage and community-based outreach. He authored the book “Five Colors A Day to Better Health,” and has been featured on “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams, ABC’s “The View,” and in The Washington Post, Newsweek, and The Los Angeles Times.

His community outreach and health-care advocacy efforts are facilitated through the Diabetic Amputation Prevention Foundation (DAP), a non-profit organization he founded in 2001. Its mission is to educate at-risk populations to better understand diabetes and its complications through community-based programs.

Dr. Releford and the DAP Foundation have been recognized for the success of the Black Barbershop Health Outreach Program. Since its inception in December 2007, the program has screened over 25,000 men for diabetes and hypertension in more than 450 black-owned barbershops in over 26 cities.

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