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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  • patient education

Parenting a Child with a Chronic Illness: Promoting Emotional Wellness2020-12-09

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.

  • patient education

Managing Challenging Behavior During Challenging Times2020-12-07

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.

  • patient education

Online Blum Center Program: Treatment Options for GERD2020-12-04

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.

  • patient education

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.

  • patient education

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.

  • patient education

What Are They Vaping? What You Should Know and What You Can Do2020-11-05

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.

  • patient education

Setting the Stage for Healthy Eating Habits2020-10-23

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.

  • patient education

Beyond BRCA: Hereditary Breast Cancer Genes2020-10-20

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

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