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Focus on fitness

Yale Medicine Magazine, 1998 - Summer


The Yale Conference on Women's Health & Fitness in May brought together some of the nation's leading experts on physical activity, menopause, cancer and nutrition to discuss the latest findings for the treatment of women and the diseases that affect their health. Keynote addresses were given by Stephen Blair, director of epidemiology and clinical applications at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas and author of the surgeon general's report on physical activity; and Rebecca and Ruthann Lobo, co-authors of Home Team: of Mothers, Daughters & American Champions. The Lobos spoke about how they handled Rebecca's success on the basketball court and Ruthann's battle with breast cancer. Pictured at a reception at the Yale Sports Medicine Center are (back row, from left) Larry Matthews, Ph.D., conference co-chair; Rebecca and Ruthann Lobo; and (front row, from left) conference co-chairs Ann Cowlin and Peggy DeZinno.