Thyroid problems topic of Aug. 25 Great River Health Systems program

Hannah Heckart, M.D., will discuss thyroid disease at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25. The seventh program in the 10-month Red Hot Mamas series will be in the Blackhawk Room on the lower level of Great River Wellness Plaza, 1401 W. Agency Road, West Burlington.

Dr. Heckart is a family physician at Great River Women’s Health.

Women are five to eight times more likely than men to develop thyroid problems. And 60 percent of those who have thyroid disease are unaware of it. Attendees will learn how to recognize the symptoms and do a thyroid neck check.

A light supper and door prizes will be available at this free program. Register online at www.GreatRiverMedical.org/events or call (319) 768-3491.

Red Hot Mamas is a program that educates women about physical and psychological changes as they age, and helps them make informed health care decisions. For more information, please visit www.redhotmamas.org.