Lakeview Regional Medical Center, a campus of Tulane Medical Center, is partnering with the Junior League of Greater Covington to host its annual Girls Health Day on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., on the Lakeview Regional campus.

The theme “Be Healthy. Be Happy. Be You.” incorporates the topics of health issues for girls aged 8 - 14. Subjects for this year’s health talks and demonstrations will include: Social Media & Internet Safety; Cyber Crime; Zumba; Puberty and the Changes to Expect; Think Quick & Save a Life – “Stop the Bleed”; Bullying; Seatbelt Safety; Basics in CPR; Empowerment; Coping & Communication Skills; Your Mental Health and the Challenges of Adolescence; and a Simulated Surgical Activity with the da Vinci robotic surgery system.

“Girls Health Day is designed as a platform for mothers and daughters to grow closer while learning more about healthy living,” said Dr. Brandee Simon-Davis, Girls Health Day founder and physician at Lakeview Regional Physician Group. “When girls are given the tools they need to be strong at a young age, they are empowered to make responsible and healthy choices throughout their lives.”

Other activities will include free health screenings (blood pressure checks, BMI measurements, dental hygiene, scoliosis screening, knee screens and vision testing) by local physicians and therapists, and girls will enjoy door prizes and giveaways.

For more information on Girls Health Day or to participate, please call (985) 867-3900 or register online. The first 100 families to register will have a chance to win Sony Bluetooth speaker.

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