Blum Center Events

Get more information about programs and lectures happening at The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center.
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Parenting Series - Struggling and Strength: Tips to Build Resiliency in Children2022-01-27

When faced with challenging or stressful situations, learning how to adapt and overcome is an important skill for overall wellbeing. This is called building resiliency skills. Aude Henin, PhD, shares tips to help your child or teen cope with challenges or stressors. She also discusses how you can help build a support system for yourself and your family to encourage a sense of resilience in children.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Most Common Type of Autoimmune Arthritis2022-01-24

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease seen in up to 1% of the United States population. While it commonly affects the small joints in the hands and feet, it can also affect larger joints. This talk will explore the science behind rheumatoid arthritis, the symptoms that patients with this disease experience, how it affects patients and their families, the importance of early treatment, and advances in medications to treat it.

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Heart Disease and HIV: Getting to the HEART of the Matter2022-01-19

People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are living longer thanks to the introduction of antiretroviral therapy. However, research has found that those living with HIV are at an increased risk for heart disease even if they are well-treated on antiretroviral therapies. In this talk, we will provide a general overview of heart disease and how it relates to those living with HIV.

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The Down and Dirty on “Clean” Skincare Products and Are They Truly Better for the Skin?2022-01-18

This talk will explore the market phenomenon of “clean” skincare products and what this actually means. We will discuss whether “clean” skincare products are actually better for you, have a lower risk of allergies, and are less likely to have potential harmful effects to your body compared to regular products. Finally, we will discuss the truth behind some commonly avoided “allergens” and “dangerous” ingredients using recently published data.

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5 Tips for a Healthy Start to the New Year2022-01-11

Hoping to make some healthy changes in the new year, but unsure where to start? Join dietetic intern, Deanna Nappi, MS, for a discussion on tips to make your nutrition and lifestyle resolutions stick. You will learn about several evidence-based practices for improving your health and how to go about making those changes sustainable.

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Adult Congenital Heart Disease Over the Holidays: Coping with Challenges, Developing Resilience, and Talking to Your Doctor About Feelings2021-12-23

Anxiety and depression can significantly affect quality of life for adults with congenital heart disease. Join us for a discussion with psychologist Dr. Tina Luberto to learn about resiliency, mental health, and how to live your best life. Dr. Ami Bhatt, Director of the MGH Adult Congenital Heart Disease Program, will moderate the program and encourages questions from the audience.

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How to Help Someone Experiencing Intimate Partner Violence2021-12-13

This presentation will discuss how intimate partner violence (IPV) impacts everyone in the community, from survivors to systems to individual friends and family members. We will discuss strategies for supporting and empowering individuals experiencing IPV, and the importance of self-care.

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Intimate Partner Violence and Advocacy in the Medical Setting2021-12-08

This presentation will discuss the basics of intimate partner violence (IPV), explain the HAVEN Program and services offered, and provide a brief overview of how advocating for survivors of partner abuse is different in the medical setting than in other types of programs.

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The Teen Driver: Updates in the Age of Distraction2021-11-18

Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death and injury in adolescents. As new technology emerges, distraction has become an even more prevalent risk factor for crashes. Michael R. Flaherty, DO, attending physician with Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and director of the Injury Free Coalition for Kids at MGHfC presents evidenced-based strategies to keep teen drivers safe. He also shares emerging strategies for parents to help their new drivers.

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Self-Management of Type 2 Diabetes2021-11-16

Join the Diabetes Center Care Team to learn about type 2 diabetes. They will review what type 2 diabetes is and discuss strategies to manage your glucose levels to prevent complications. Because management of diabetes can be different for everyone, a good portion of the presentation will be open to questions and answers.

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