DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., October 31, 2013 – To celebrate breast cancer awareness month, 50 women came to a free yoga workshop, led by Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center oncologist Karin Bigman, MD, on October 22.
Although all were welcome, the yoga workshop was designed for breast cancer patients and survivors.
In her practice, Dr. Bigman treats all types of cancers, but her passion is breast cancer treatment. In addition, Dr. Bigman is also a certified yoga instructor. She has been practicing yoga for over a decade and enjoys inspiring those with breast cancer to use yoga as tool in recovery.
“Stress and anxiety are everywhere, and that can be heightened after a breast cancer diagnosis,” said Dr. Bigman. “Yoga has been proven time and time again to help reduce stress, lower blood pressure and improve heart function. And for those fighting breast cancer, yoga can ease some of the side effects associated with treatment.”
About Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a nonprofit health-care organization committed to hope, health and healing. A recipient of the 2012 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for performance excellence, and named the safest hospital in the state by Consumer Reports, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a national leader in patient experience. The medical center includes two hospitals in Daytona Beach and Ormond Beach, a Comprehensive Cancer Center on the main campus in Daytona Beach, an outpatient facility in Port Orange, and an imaging center. With more than 1,800 employees and employed physicians, Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center is a member of Adventist Health System which operates 44 hospitals in 10 states. For more information, call (386) 231-6000 or visit www.floridahospitalmemorial.org.