May 14, 2014
BEAUFORT, SC - To give women an edge on aging, Beaufort Memorial Hospital is presenting “The Women 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.
Drs. Christopher Benson and Gregory Miller, two OB-GYNs with nearly 40 years of combined medical experience, will share information about preventive measures women can take as they age to reduce their risk of common health issues, including breast cancer and osteoporosis.
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.
Benson attended Georgetown University School of Medicine on a military scholarship and completed his residency at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Miller was also on a military scholarship at the Medical College of Virginia. He completed his residency at the University of Florida and served three years at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.
Before moving to the Lowcountry, the two physicians were partners in a private practice in Rock Hill.
The seminar is free and open to the public – both Sun City residents and non-residents - but registration is required. To register, call (843) 522-5585.