Blum Center Events
Parenting is always a balancing act and raising a child with a chronic illness poses extra challenges. Anna Georgiouplous, MD, of the Cystic Fibrosis Program and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGHfC, shares ways to prevent, recognize, and manage emotional distress that can improve the health of the entire family.
Struggling to manage your child’s behavior? The chronic stress and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has led to an increase in challenging behavior for many kids. J. Stuart Ablon, PhD, director of the ThinkKids Program at MassGeneral Hospital for Children, shares a proven approach to reducing conflict and repairing relationships that is more important than ever during this pandemic.
Join Kristina Skarbinski, MSN, FNP-BC, for a talk on gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). She will describe both common and uncommon symptoms of GERD. She will then outline management strategies, including lifestyle modifications, medicines you can take, and surgical options. Risk and benefits of medicines as well as preoperative criteria for surgery will also be discussed.
Maintaining Emotional Wellness Through Telemental Health and Community Support While Social Distancing During COVID-192020-11-16
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the delivery of mental and emotional health care. In addition, there is increasing evidence of a sudden need for mental and behavioral health care because of the pandemic. As a result, there has been a quick expansion of telemental health where counseling and support are offered online or over the phone. Jennifer Blewett, DSW, LICSW, will provide an overview of telemental health services. She will also discuss how virtual services are safe, effective, and have similar outcomes compared to in-person services.
Time to Turn the Obstacles into Opportunities for Management of Pediatric Obesity (POSTPONED)2020-11-09
Managing obesity in children, teens, and adults comes with many challenges for not only the children and youth, but also for families and caregivers. Vibha Singhal, MBBS, director of the Pediatric Program in the MGH Weight Center and provider in the Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes Center at MGHfC, shares insights and opportunities in the treatment of pediatric obesity.
In recent years, vaping has become the new form of smoking. In this upcoming talk, learn the basics on the dangers of vaping, the intersection between vaping and marijuana, and the most current updates on COVID-19 and vaping. This talk is presented by Jonina Gorenstein, JD, Catherine Saes Moreira, and Susan Giarratani of the Living Tobacco-Free Program at MGH/MGHfC’s Center for Community Health Improvement.
Twenty years of research has shown that family dinners are good for the body, the brain, and the mental health of kids and their parents. Anne Fishel, PhD, of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MGHfC, shares how to make the most of family dinners.
Feeding children can be complicated, and even more so in a world that targets children with food marketing and convenience food. While the way a child eats is not solely in the hands of parents, there are strategies that can help your child build a healthy relationship with food.
Beyond BRCA: Hereditary Breast Cancer Genes. Beyond BRCA: Hereditary Breast Cancer Genes. Testing for the classic hereditary breast cancer genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, has been available and widely offered since their discovery in the 1990s. However, new
Your Family Health Portrait: How and Why to Learn About Your Family History of Cancer and Other Health Conditions2020-10-16
A Cancer Center Genetic Series event on October 16.
The Patient Gateway provides secure online access to your health information whenever you need it. Check upcoming appointments, communicate with your doctor’s office, review medications and pay medical bills—all seamlessly online 24/7.