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Discovery Station in Hagerstown opens women's health exhibit

Discovery Station in Hagerstown opens women's health exhibit

A new exhibit at Discovery Station uses interactive displays to teach the public about women's bodies and how to stay healthy--and also entertains visitors. Attendees have given the new 4,000-square foot exhibit a big "thumbs up."
The exhibit is from the National Health Sciences Consortium, which includes funding from CDC and NIH. The National Museum of Science and Health and the Maryland Science Center are part of the consortium, which has produced the award-winning exhibit's travels throughout North America.
The purpose of the exhibit is to educate and inspire viewers of all ages; to impress upon participants the active role people must take in achieving and promoting healthy lifestyles; to provide the latest scientific information that impacts women's health; and to illustrate both the tremendous strides made in women's health care issues and the challenges ahead.
The new exhibit was brought to Hagerstown from the Maryland Science Center. According to Discovery Station Executive Director Marie Byers, "The main focus of this wonderful exhibit is about choices, challenges, and time. The Changing Face of Women's Health offers interactive displays portraying the past, present, and future of medical issues related to women at every stage of life."
The traveling exhibit contains a wealth of information, including discussing risk, prevention, detection, and control-four major factors that intersect again and again over a person's lifetime. "There is vital information for everyone in this exhibit," said Byers. The Washington County Gaming Commission provided major funding for the exhibit.
For more information about Discovery Station, visit discoverystation.org

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