Women’s Health Fall Program at Patriot Place

Free Screening and Health Lectures Sponsored by Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough.

Online PR News – 12-November-2009 – – Foxborough, MA –Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center in Foxborough will sponsor a free screening and lectures on women’s health issues during the “Women’s Health Fall Program at Patriot Place,” October 20 – November 3. Events will include free varicose vein screening, and health lectures will be held on breast cancer, headache, uterine fibroids, orthopedic injuries, and chronic pain management.

Prevention of Home Injuries will be held on Tuesday, October 20, from 6:30 - 8 p.m. Brigham and Women’s Hospital primary care physician Stuart Pollack, MD, and Kristina Dunlea, PT, DPT, from Mass General Hospital, will discuss home safety, added risks with osteoporosis, and the important role exercise and healthy diet plays in the prevention of injury. Presented in collaboration with the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce and HESSCO Elder Services.

Breast Cancer: A panel discussion on wellness, diagnosis, and treatment will be held on Thursday, October 22, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Plastic surgeon Paul Liu, MD, primary care physician Jennifer Parent, MD, and radiologist Robyn Birdwell, MD, all of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, along with a local breast cancer survivor will join together for a panel discussion on breast cancer. From risk and prevention to treatment and survivor experience, learn about the disease, latest treatments including choices regarding reconstruction, and one woman’s courageous story. This discussion is being presented in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.

Feet First: Care for common conditions will be held on Monday, October 26, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Brigham and Women’s Hospital orthopedic surgeon and Foot and Ankle Division Chief Christopher Chiodo, MD, and Massachusetts General Hospital orthopedic surgeon Anne Johnson, MD, will discuss the prevention and treatment of common foot and ankle disorders. Topics to be covered will include arthritis, bunions, heel pain, toe deformities, and nerve disorders.

Uterine Fibroids: Medical and surgical treatments will be held on Tuesday, October 27, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Fertility experts Serene Srouji, MD, and Elizabeth Ginsburg, MD, will discuss the impact of fibroids on fertility and treatment options – including the latest minimally invasive procedures – for women to consider.

Managing Chronic Pain will be held on Tuesday, October 27, from 7:30 - 9 p.m. Brigham and Women’s Hospital anesthesiologist Sanjeet Narang, MD, will discuss chronic pain, what it is, common causes, and management, including medications, physical therapy, psychological therapy, and surgical therapy. This program will take place at New Pond Village, in the Auditorium at 180 Main Street, Walpole.

Elbow Injuries: Diagnosis and treatments will be held on Wednesday, October 28, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Join Massachusetts General Hospital orthopedic surgeon Luke Oh, MD, and physiatrist Jennifer Kurz, MD, for this discussion that will cover the basic anatomy of the elbow, common elbow problems – including bursitis, tendonitis, sprain, dislocation, and fracture – and learn more about non-surgical and surgical options for treatment.

Women and Headache will be held on Thursday, October 29, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Brigham and Women’s Hospital neurologist Autumn Klein, MD, Director, Women’s Neurology Program, will discuss types of headaches – particularly headaches and migraines that vary with hormonal fluctuations, advances in treatment, and when you should speak with your doctor.

Treatment for Hip Problems will be held on Monday, November 2, from 7 - 8:30 p.m. Brigham and Women’s Hospital orthopedic surgeon Scott D. Martin, MD, and physiatrist Kelly McInnis, DO, will discuss common hip problems in active females – such as muscle and tendon injuries, impingement problems, labral tears, and stress fracture – as well as overuse injuries. They also will cover the latest treatments available.

Arthritis and Joint Replacement will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 7 - 8:30 p.m. Presented by Brigham and Women’s Hospital rheumatologist I-Cheng Ho, MD, PhD, and orthopedic surgeon Wolfgang Fitz, MD, and Massachusetts General Hospital surgeon Eric Berkson, MD, this discussion will cover state-of-the-art advances in surgical and non-surgical treatments of knee disorders, including joint replacement and ACL repair, biologic treatment options, and considerations that help to determine the best treatment for a patient.

Varicose Vein Screening will be held on Thursday, October 29, from 5 - 8 p.m. This screening evaluates you for a new one-hour laser treatment that can return you back to your normal everyday activities. Vein screenings will be held in the Specialty Clinic, located on the 1st floor of the Brigham and Women’s/Mass General Health Care Center.

All classes will be held in the Community Room on the 2nd floor of the Health Care Center unless otherwise noted.
Please visit www.brighamandwomens.org/foxborough for directions.

For more information and to reserve your space, call 866-378-9164, or visit, www.brighamandwomens.org/foxboroughevents

About Brigham and Women's Hospital:-
Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) is a 777-bed nonprofit teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a founding member of Partners HealthCare, an integrated health care delivery network. In July of 2008, the hospital opened the Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, the most advanced center of its kind. BWH is committed to excellence in patient care with expertise in virtually every specialty of medicine and surgery. The BWH medical preeminence dates back to 1832, and today that rich history in clinical care is coupled with its national leadership in quality improvement and patient safety initiatives and its dedication to educating and training the next generation of health care professionals. Through investigation and discovery conducted at its Biomedical Research Institute (BRI), BWH is an international leader in basic, clinical and translational research on human diseases, involving more than 860 physician-investigators and renowned biomedical scientists and faculty supported by more than $416 M in funding. BWH is also home to major landmark epidemiologic population studies, including the Nurses' and Physicians' Health Studies and the Women's Health Initiative. For more information about BWH, please visit http://www.brighamandwomens.org/