ATLANTA and RED BANK, N.J., Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of people in the U.S. live with chronic health conditions, and many may find it difficult to manage their condition. The Women Succeeding with Chronic Conditions health pavilion provides comprehensive information and practical solutions designed to help those touched by a chronic condition lead a full and active life. Featuring world renowned health and fitness expert Dr. Pamela Peeke—who will demonstrate exercise techniques tailored to women living with rheumatoid arthritis—the health pavilion will be held at the NBC4 2012 Health and Fitness Expo in Washington, DC, January 14-15, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Members of the public are invited to participate free of charge.
The health pavilion is an empowering health education effort led by HealthyWomen, the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women, and UCB, Inc., a global biopharmaceutical leader in the research and development of medications to treat immunology and central nervous system disorders. HealthyWomen and UCB have partnered to educate women about chronic conditions. The health pavilion will offer in-depth information on rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and epilepsy.
"As a trusted source of health information and resources for women, HealthyWomen is pleased to partner with UCB at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo to educate women about how to live well with a chronic condition," said HealthyWomen Executive Director Elizabeth Battaglino Cahill, RN. "Women are frequently healthcare decision makers for themselves and their families; therefore, it is critical that they obtain the tools and guidance that will help them succeed."
The health pavilion will showcase first-person accounts from several inspiring and strong women who have learned to successfully manage and live beyond the boundaries of a chronic condition. Visitors will also find guidanc