USD Presents “Hot Flash Havoc": A Night at the Movies

One-night only special event with Executive Producer Heidi Houston

Currently 70 million women are going through menopause and another 35 million are on the brink.

A film “Hot Flash Havoc” to be shown at the University of San Diego on Saturday, July 20 will provide an enlightening, entertaining and humorous crash course on this critical stage of a woman’s life.

The film was inspired by Executive Producer Heidi Houston’s real-life, three-year search to find solutions to the health issues she was facing. A fortuitous meeting with renowned Dr. Elizabeth Vliet helped Houston find treatment after years of suffering from headaches, joint pains, mood swings and hot flashes.

The film has received rave reviews from other experts in the field. “If you are a woman, live with a woman or know a woman this is a must see,” said Phyllis Greenberger, president and CEO of the Society for Women’s Health Research.

The free event takes place at USD’s Shiley Theatre in Camino Hall from 6 to 10 p.m. A panel discussion, Q&A and reception with menopause experts and Houston will follow the film. The first 100 attendees will receive a free gift bag.

USD’s Department of Human Resources is sponsoring the event with Kaiser Permanente and Cigna. The event is part of USD’s “Being Well @ USD” campaign for employees but the film is open to the entire San Diego community.

To RSVP, go to To watch a trailer of the film and learn more, go to

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.