Beaufort Memorial OB-GYNs to present free women’s health seminar

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To give women an edge on aging, Beaufort Memorial Hospital is presenting “The Woman in YOU: Growing older, getting better,” a free seminar offering helpful advice on how to overcome those pesky female problems that can crop up with time.

The event will begin with a reception at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Magnolia Hall in Sun City, followed by the presentation at 5 p.m.

Drs. Christopher Benson and Gregory Miller, two OB-GYNs with nearly 40 years of combined medical experience, will share information about preventative measures women can take as they age to reduce their risk of common health issues, including breast cancer and osteoporosis.

“We’ll talk about living young and how to enjoy the benefits of good health regardless of your age,” said Benson, one of four physicians in the new Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists. “Exercise is one of the most important things you can do to maintain your health and reduce the effects of aging.”

For those with joint problems or other physical ailments, Benson suggests exercise options that could include water aerobics, bicycle riding or cycling on a stationary bike.

The physicians also will discuss:

• Hormone replacement therapy to alleviate hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms caused by menopause.

• Treating urinary incontinence with simple lifestyle changes or medication.

• Pelvic prolapse. When the muscles that hold your pelvic organs in place get weak or stretched from childbirth or surgery, it can cause organs to drop from their normal place in the lower belly and push against the walls of your vagina. Surgery may be necessary if you have pain or discomfort that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment and lifestyle changes.

Both Benson and Miller — two of four doctors in the new Beaufort Memorial Obstetrics & Gynecology Specialists — have extensive experience in minimally invasive surgical techniques, including da Vinci robot-assisted procedures and single-site laparoscopic surgery. They also offer wellness, fitness and weight management counseling as part of their practice.

Formerly partners in a private practice in Rock Hill, the two doctors are lifetime athletes and enjoy training for endurance events, including marathons, Iron Man competitions and multiday races.

“The Woman in You” seminar is free, but registration is required and seating is limited. To register, call 843-522-5585.

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