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Doctor from Carolinas Health System discusses health history

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - Today on WMBF News at 4 p.m., Dr. Daniel Owens with Carolinas Hospital System stopped by to discuss how to chart you and your family's health history.

Whether you're someone who tends to keep things organized or not, when it comes to your family's medical history, now's the time to start. 

On WMBF News at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dr. Owens discussed how to create your own medical information file at home.

The Carolina Hospital System also has a new program called "Healthy Woman." More information about this free program is in the news release below:

Carolinas Hospital System

Healthy Woman

For women, fulfilling the various roles and responsibilities required of them – mother, daughter, caregiver, friend, mentor, volunteer or career professional is stressful. Finding time to care for themselves is a challenge. Carolinas Hospital System has a program to help: Healthy Woman, a free program just for women.

Healthy Woman is designed to support a healthy mind, body and spirit for women – and the families they care for.

Healthy Woman was created by women for women to provide up-to-date health care information for the entire family. The program's mission is to empower women of the Pee Dee Region with the knowledge and confidence to make informed healthcare and well-being decisions for themselves and their loved ones.

Healthy Woman presentations will cover physical and emotional health, as well as financial well-being and spiritual development. Healthcare topics will include important information on heart disease, diabetes, breast cancer, menopause, nutrition, osteoporosis, stress management and life balance issues and much more.

An advisory council composed of women throughout the Pee Dee Region has been named to support the hospital in identifying topics of interest and promoting the program throughout the area.

"Women, who make between 80 and 90 percent of all healthcare decisions, often balance careers, primary and secondary families, issues with parents, and civic work," said CEO, Darcy Craven. "We want to help them with information to make those decisions."

Joining the free Healthy Woman program is easy; just visit CarolinasHospital.com to sign up. Members can access timely health information, receive upcoming event information, and register for future health seminars. The site also includes an award-winning online health library with more than 12,000 adult and pediatric health topics.

For more information about Healthy Woman visit http://www.carolinashospital.com/carolinas-hospital-system/healthywoman.aspx.

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