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LRH Hosts 20th Annual North Country Women's Health Conference

May 9, 2011

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On Monday, May 9, 2011, more than 415 women from all over New England came together for Littleton Regional Hospital's 20th Annual North Country Women's Health Conference.

Participants from as far away as Connecticut and Rhode Island gathered at the OMNI Mount Washington Resort for this daylong celebration focusing on women's physical and emotional wellbeing. They learned from lectures on important women's wellness issues, visited more than 36 vendors who filled the The Presidential Spa & Conference Center, participated in free health screenings for cholesterol, blood pressure and glucose and body mass, and enjoyed Reiki, Reflexology and free chair massages. Attendees chose from eighteen lectures on traditional and complementary medicine, from osteoporosis prevention and incontinence to autoimmunity diseases and sleep and women's health.

loretta larocheThe keynote speaker, Loretta LaRoche, acclaimed speaker, author and international stress management and humor consultant, filled the room with laughter leaving the audience in an enthusiastic frame of mind.

Loretta LaRoche is on the Mass General advisory council for anxiety and depression and is founder and president of The Humor Potential, Inc, a company offering programs and products for life style management. Loretta's special brand of optimistic psychology has an undeniable positive effect on the health of all that are exposed to her. She writes a weekly newspaper column titled, 'Get a Life' and is featured as a stress management expert on, a community wellness website.

Organizations worldwide use Loretta's prescription for laughter to manage stress in the workplace and improve morale. Her energetic conferences and keynotes serve to improve learning skills and leave her audiences in an enthusiastic frame of mind. Clients such as IBM, The New York Times, Fidelity Investments, Microsoft, the U.S. Dept. of Labor, and NASA, just to name a few, have used her material to defeat stress. She is a well-recognized TV personality on PBS with seven one-woman television specials airing on 80 PBS stations across the country and a bestselling author of 8 books. She has been nominated for local and prime time Emmy Awards, and has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC and FOX affiliates.

Gail Clark, director of development and community relations at LRH, mentioned all of the sponsors whose support makes hosting this exciting conference possible; LRH Auxiliary, MVP Health Care, Garnet Hill, New England Employee Benefits Company, Health Plans, Inc., Hackett, Valine & MacDonald, Inc., Coca-Cola, Staples, Northway Bank, Transcend Services, Inc, MRS, Baker, Newman & Noyes and Advanced Graphic Communication. Clark encourages anyone interested in attending the 21st North Country Women's Health Conference, to pre-register as space is limited and the audience has grown to capacity. To ensure a space for the 2012 conference, call Clark at (603) 444-9304.

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