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Women & Wellness

Ursuline College’s School of Graduate and Professional Studies will be hosting Women & Wellness - Habits for a Vibrant Life breakfast on Tuesday, April 14, 7:30-10:30am at Landerhaven by Executive Caterers, 6111 Landerhaven Drive, Mayfield Heights, Ohio 44124.

Nationally recognized experts in women’s health and wellness from the Cleveland Clinic will discuss the many ways women can be healthy and vibrant at any age. Roxanne Sukol, MD of Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, Melissa Young, MD an Integrative Physician with the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative and Lifestyle Medicine and Michele Kline, NP a medical breast nurse practitioner in the Department of Breast Services within the Cleveland Clinic will present at the event.

Attendees will gain information about nutrition, healthy lifestyle maintenance, stress management, disease prevention, hormone balancing, detoxification and breast health. Guests will also have the opportunity to ask the experts questions. In addition to the program, several organizations that help support women on the road to health and vibrancy will be in attendance. They include an athletic shoe fitter, bra fitter, healthy eating experts, fitness experts and much more. 

Tickets are $45 and can be purchased through the following link.  

Contact Jo Mann at jmann@ursuline.edu or 440 646 8120 for more information or to find out how your company can support this event. 

Roxanne Sukol, MD, MS

“Learning to tell the difference between real food and manufactured calories.”

Roxanne Sukol is a 1995 graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine with distinction in Biomedical Ethics, and a member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), the Honor Medical Society. She practices preventive medicine in the Wellness Institute at Cleveland Clinic, and serves as Medical Director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Enterprise. Dr. Sukol authors the blog "Your Health is on Your Plate," with more than 20 million hits since September 2009. Dr. Sukol’s essays have been published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Wall Street Journal Online, KevinMD.com, Human Pathology, and the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). She is author of the first-ever nutrition section to appear in Cleveland Clinic’s Current Clinical Medicine. She is a winner of the Baltimore Review 2008 Award for Creative Nonfiction, and a previous winner of the John Conley Foundation Essay Competition for Ethics and Philosophy in Medicine. Dr. Sukol earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Biological Sciences.

Melissa Young, MD

“Lowering Inflammation Through Meditation”

Dr. Young is an Integrative Functional Medicine specialist. She completed a two-year Residential Integrative Medicine Fellowship with the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson, studying with Andrew Weil, a pioneer in the field of Integrative Medicine. She will complete her Certification in Functional Medicine in April 2016. 

Dr. Young received her medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York in 1995 and completed residency training in Internal Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City in 1998. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine. In addition to her Integrative Medicine background, she has training and experience in Functional Medicine.

She emphasizes a holistic approach to healthcare with a focus on healthy lifestyle choices, which include nutrition, physical activity, and stress management. All interventions are as natural as possible and may also include dietary supplements, herbs, hormone balancing, detoxification, and mind-body practices. She embraces an interactive, healing partnership between physician and patient with a focus on restoring balance within each person to achieve optimal health and wellness. Dr. Young looks for the underlying root cause of symptoms and helps patients in prevention of disease as well as treatment of complex chronic diseases. As each patient is unique, Dr. Young seeks to assess all aspects of an individual’s lifestyle, environment, emotions, beliefs, and social relationships, which influence health and disease.

Dr. Young's special interests include nutrition with an emphasis on "Food as Medicine" philosophy, which encompasses patient education on whole food choices, food sourcing and label reading as well as gluten intolerance, food sensitivities, detoxification, energy restoration, hormone balancing, migraine, and mood disorders.

Michele Kline, MSN, CNP

“One Size Does Not Fit All” – Practical Tips for Healthy Breasts

Michele Kline is a medical breast nurse practitioner in the Department of Breast Services within the Cleveland Clinic.  Michele began her Cleveland Clinic career as a registered nurse in 1987 and went on to obtain her MSN and certification as a family nurse practitioner from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in 1998.  After 15 years in family practice as a primary care provider, she joined the Department of Breast Services in April 2013. Her interests include high-risk breast cancer screening, breast diagnostics, medical breast health, and breast cancer survivorship.