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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Sexual Health After a Cancer Diagnosis2021-06-24

Though a cancer diagnosis can affect all aspects of a patient’s life, sexual health is not often an area of focus. Join nurse practitioner Lorraine Drapek as she reviews the scope of sexual health issues after a cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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Sexual Health After a Cancer Diagnosis2021-06-24

Though a cancer diagnosis can affect all aspects of a patient’s life, sexual health is not often an area of focus. Join nurse practitioner Lorraine Drapek as she reviews the scope of sexual health issues after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. She will discuss common issues and general interventions as well as provide information about available resources.

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Finding Reputable Health Information Online2021-06-17

The internet is full of never-ending information, websites, and resources—but when it comes to your health, which ones should you trust? Join health educators Maryam Dayib, BS, and Kimberly Mankus, BS, as they provide tips, advice, and insight on finding reputable health information online.

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Gout: The Most Common Inflammatory Arthritis2021-06-16

Gout is an especially painful cause of arthritis that can involve most of the joints in the body. Caused by buildup of urate crystals in and around joints, gout is frequently associated with other common medical conditions such as diabetes and chronic kidney disease. While the pain can be debilitating, gout is highly treatable with medications and lifestyle changes. Join Dr. Guy Katz for a discussion on what can be done to treat and prevent this painful arthritis.

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Pediatric Telehealth: How to Get the Most Out of Virtual Visits for Your Child2021-06-03

With the pandemic, telehealth has been thrust from the fringes into the center of MGHfC’s pediatric outpatient care delivery model. This new virtual visit format comes with new challenges for parents, children, and providers. Learn how to prepare for these virtual visits, navigate the actual visit, and understand under what circumstances a virtual visit may not be appropriate for your child from Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD, a pediatrician at MGHfC, and Ben Nelson, MD, of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine.

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Caring for Yourself While Caring for Someone with Cancer2021-06-02

This webinar will explore sources of stress when caring for someone with cancer, introduce strategies to manage stress and burnout, and identify creative ways to integrate self-care back into your routine.

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Skin Cancer and Sun Protection2021-05-24

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the US. It is also one of the most preventable types. As you start to peel back the winter layers to enjoy the start of summer, join Dr. Shinjita Das to learn more about sun protective measures, different forms of skin cancers, and when to see your doctor about a concerning skin lesion.

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Connecting Through the Power of Music and Movement2021-05-13

Since the beginning of time, humans have come together through music and movement to heal from isolation and loneliness. Join Norie Mozzone for an innovative seated movement class based on Ageless Grace, a wellness program based on the science of neuroplasticity where the brain and nervous system have the ability to change form and function. We will play with unique tools steeped in creative expression to promote joint mobility, right-left brain coordination, bone density, balance, confidence, kinesthetic learning, and systemic health. This will all be done with upbeat, positive music.

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Meeting People Where They Are: Increasing Access to Cancer and Mental Health Care2021-05-11

People who have serious mental illness are more than twice as likely to die from cancer, less likely to receive timely, high-quality cancer care, and more likely to be excluded from research. Join us to learn more about how the Collaborative Care and Community Engagement Program strives to improve cancer treatment for patients with mental illness.

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