Candace Tingen

In 2010, WTTW Channel 11 and Northwestern Memorial Hospital will broadcast a special series, “Health Secrets: What Every Woman Should Know,” featuring broadcast journalist Paula Zahn.

The Illinois Women’s Health Registry and Oncofertility Consortium will be featured in the series.

Each one hour program is aimed at addressing women’s health needs at all stages in life. The shows will cover a variety of topics: obesity, body image, menopause, disease prevention and more. The schedule includes:

Coming of Age (Jan 21, at 8:00 PM CST) : This show looks at some of the complex issues facing young women - Body image, obesity and sexual health, and the HPV vaccine debate.

Turning Point (Jan 28 at 8:00 PM CST): This show takes a look a the turning point years when women are making major life and reproductive decisions - practicing safe sex and deciding whether or not to have children.  We'll talk to experts about what happens if you have trouble getting pregnant.  And for all of us...how to cope with stress and handle the day-to-day-juggle.

Feeling Great in Midlife: (Feb 4 at 8:00 PM CST): This show looks at what it takes to feel great during the change of life.  Menopause and alternative choices for staying healthy are covered, along with discussion about integrative medicine and age-appropriate screenings.

Taking Control After a Diagnosis (Feb 11 at 8:00 PM CST): This concluding episode covers disease prevention and the options available after a diagnosis of heart attack, stroke or cancer.

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