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Around Boston: Boston Health and Fitness Expo

Boston Medical Center and its partners present  the Boston Fitness and Health Expo
Boston Medical Center and its partners present the Boston Fitness and Health ExpoDrknchkn/Wikipedia

Boston Medical Center has partnered with Channel 7, Boston’s NBC affiliate and CW5 for the 2014 Health and Fitness Expo, a free-to-the-public community health event at the Hynes Convention Center on June 14-15, 2014.

The event attracts more than 60,000 people from the Greater Boston region.

The Health and Fitness Expo offers fun activities with lots of information on products and services that relate to healthy living.
Choose what you want to participate in:

• Free health screenings
• Free fitness activities
• Cooking demonstrations
• Celebrity appearances
• Talks given by BMC doctors
• Education and information about health, exercise and more

Some specific activities include

Joining Andy Berler, alongside his Extreme Team - the New England Patriots Cheerleaders - as they activate you towards the best shape of your life! And check out the cheerleaders as they perform live on the Expo Demonstration stage, Saturday at 11:30AM.

Getting an up-close and personal training session with professional athlete and Olympic medalist, Lauren Sesselmann. Get guaranteed results with Lauren’s DVDs where you’ll find everything you need to work your entire body in only 10-minute circuits.
The BMC - Living Healthy Forum will allow you to sit in on a number of discussions led by BMC clinicians ranging from heart health to diabetes to surgical treatment for obesity.

Saturday, 11:45am-12:30pm: Katherine Gergen Barnett, MD, Integrative Medicine, "Getting a Good Night Sleep: Tips to Improve your Sleep and Well Being"

Saturday 12:30pm-1:15pm: Gary J. Balady, MD, Cardiology, "How to Keep Your Heart Healthy"

Saturday 1:15pm-2:00pm: Robert Saper, MD, Integrative Medicine, "Yoga for Lower Back Pain"

Saturday 2:00pm-2:45pm: Jane E. Mendez, MD, FACS, Breast Surgery, "Breast Cancer Prevention"

Sunday 11:00am-11:45am: Mark Katz, MD, Urology, "Prostate Cancer Screening: What Men Need to Know"

Sunday 11:45am-12:30pm: Kenya D. Palmer, MS, MSN, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, "Gluten Free: To Be or Not to Be"

Sunday 12:30pm-1:15pm: Michael Platt, MD, Otolaryngology, "Allergies and Your Nose"

Sunday 1:15pm-2:00pm: Donald Hess, MD & Brian Carmine, MD, Bariatric Surgery, "Medical and Surgical Treatments of Obesity"

Sunday 2:00pm-2:45pm: T. Carlton Moore, MD, Gastroenterology, "Treating Heartburn"

For a complete schedule of events, exhibits, speakers and celebrity appearances, please visit the official Health & Fitness Expo website

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