Blum Center Events
MGfC Family-Centered Care Series: Raising a Bilingual Child – Finding Strategies That Work Best for Your Family2023-05-23
When it comes to raising a bilingual or multilingual child, there are general rules of thumb and specific considerations for each family. Jacqueline Toscano, MA, CCC-SLP, will discuss how to support bilingual and multilingual language development in children.
Dermatology Series: Skin Cancer and Sun Safety2023-05-22
Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US and requires expert medical treatment. Dr. Ramone Williams will discuss the warning signs as well as review key steps for skin cancer prevention and sun safety.
The Management of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in 20232023-05-19
Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are immune-mediated diseases of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. To celebrate World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day, Dr. Kristin Burke will review what is known about how these diseases develop and available treatment options.
MGfC Family-Centered Care Series: Tips for Language Development in Toddlers and Preschoolers2023-05-18
It can be common for young children to learn new words at an amazing rate. Jennifer Maietta, MS, CCC-SLP, and Emma Hill, MS, CCC-SLP, speech-language pathologists at Mass General for Children, will share how to help toddlers and preschoolers build language skills.
Climate Change and Health Series: Hot Days and Bad Air – Dangerous Dance Partners2023-05-10
Extreme heat and air pollution are each individually responsible for a range of poor health outcomes. Learn more about the potential health effects of heat and air pollution, who is at risk, and some things you can do to lower your risk.
Hand Arthritis: Minimizing Pain and Maximizing Function2023-05-08
Arthritis of the hand joints is very common with aging. Dr. Naomi Patel will discuss how to differentiate various types of arthritis of the hands as well as how to treat arthritis, with goals of treating pain and maximizing function.
MGfC Family-Centered Care Series: The Teen Driver – Updates in the Age of Distraction2023-04-28
Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death and injury in adolescents. Michael R. Flaherty, DO, presents evidenced-based strategies to keep teen drivers safe from risks, including technological distractions.
The Ins and Outs of Irritable Bowel Syndrome2023-04-26
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a chronic debilitating condition that can have a major impact on an individual’s quality of life. We will discuss the symptoms, subtypes, diagnosis, and management of IBS.
Dermatology Series: A Primer on Poison Ivy Dermatitis Prevention and Treatment2023-04-25
80% of people in the United States are allergic to poison ivy. It is one of the leading causes of medical visits in the warmer months. Learn how to detect poison ivy, prevent rashes, and how to treat it.
Climate Change and Health Series: The Importance of Communication About Climate Change2023-04-20
This Mass General Blum Center presentation will focus on the importance of communicating with individuals, communities, and populations about the public health problem of climate change.
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