In this recent presentation, Kristina Skarbinski, MSN, FNP-BC, describes both common and uncommon symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). She then outlines management strategies including lifestyle modifications, types of medicine and surgical options.
We welcome patients with a new or existing colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy, and their family and friends, to monthly meetings of the Massachusetts General Hospital Ostomy Support Group.
Hosted by ostomy nurses from the Massachusetts General Hospital Digestive Healthcare Center, meetings of the Mass General Ostomy Support Group present an open and inviting atmosphere to ask questions, share tips and discuss relevant topics, typically in the presence of a social worker and nutritionist. Meetings are free and often feature a guest speaker. No registration is required.
Support Group Details
Location: Massachusetts General Hospital, Wang Building, Suite 455, Surgical Clinic conference room
Date: 3rd Thursday of each month
Time: 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
Contact(s): 617-726-2760, if you have questions, or
- Karen Baggetta RN, BSN, CWON – 617-724-0583
- Maureen McCarthy RN, BSN, CWON – 617-726-8853
For more information about ostomies and ostomy care, visit:
- Oct | 28 | 2020
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- Sep | 4 | 2020
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- Jul | 21 | 2020
Angela K. Fitch, MD, FACP, FOMA, directora adjunta de Centro de Peso de Massachusetts General Hospital, ha desarrollado un protocolo de toma de decisiones compartida para apoyar a los médicos en la implementación del ayuno intermitente como una intervención nutricional prescrita.
- Jun | 11 | 2020
Intermittent fasting (IF) is a potential way to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. IF is based on adjusting the timing of when you consume calories and when you do not, separating the day into a fasting period and a non-fasting period.
- Jun | 11 | 2020
Intermittent fasting is a popular lifestyle choice for those trying to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Fasting for 12-16 hours is thought to decrease insulin levels, inflammation and encourage weight loss.