PRLog - Feb. 28, 2014 - CHICAGO -- A wellness seminar about Stress and Toxins - why they make us sick, will be presented on Wednesday, March 12th in Chicago. Vesna Skul, MD, FACP, Medical Director of Comprehensive Center for Women’s Medicine (ccwm.com), a holistic medical practice for women will be the guest speaker. Patricia O’Brien, MD, MPH will also talk about health, wellness, and how to plan for your financial security. Dr. Skul and Dr. O’Brien will discuss:
- How stress affects our brain, adrenal glands, digestive system, cardiovascular and nervous system.
- Cardiometabolic Syndrome - conditions that increase risk for cardiovascular disease.
- How stress and toxins cause weight gain
- How to avoid rebound weight gain
- A simple path to living longer
- A simple path toward your financial security
For 30 years, Dr. Skul has treated women in all phases of their lives and speaks on a wide range of topics to professional and lay audiences around the country. Her areas of expertise within women’s health include menopause management and the integration of alternative and complementary medicine into mainstream medical practice.
Recognized by her peers, Dr. Skul has been among Best Doctors for Women in Chicago as reported by Chicago Magazine, for nearly a decade. In 2014, she was named “Top Primary Care Doctors in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine. In 2013, she was featured as Chicago Super Doctors, by The New York Times Magazine. In 2011, Dr. Skul was ranked as The Nation’s Top Doctors by US News and awarded Super Doctor in 2012 and 2013.
Dr. O’Brien has been a key note speaker at major health care events including the World Health Care Congress, HIMSS, Global Health Institute. She is considered a leading expert on consumer directed care and was featured in Forbes and the Harvard Business Review along with recognition with Goldman Sachs with whom she partnered on a two series symposium that brought expert thought leaders together including CMS, NIH, the President’s office and CEOs from major providers, payers and pharmaceutical companies.
She also served in an advisory and teaching role for UIC’s School of Public Health where her focus was on public health policy and the impact on our current healthcare system.
Dr. O’Brien currently serves as a client services advisor for major insurer where she focuses on health care planning through home health and long term care planning as well as the over 65 market. She also serves clients in financial positioning with her firms financial advisory team.
The Health, Wellness and Financial Security Seminar will be on Wednesday, March 12 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 440 N. Wabash in Chicago, Illinois. Please RSVP to 773.435.1150 by Friday, March 7th.