Monday, June 22, 2009

Free fun and educational activities for everyone to enjoy


Partners HealthCare teams up with 7News and CW56 to host the 2009 Health and Fitness Expo June 27 and 28 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston.

Massachusetts General Hospital and MassGeneral for Children will be promoting healthy, active lifestyles and offering tips for disease prevention. Join Mass General medical staff in casual, face-to-face discussions on a variety of topics addressing health concerns for people of every age.

Mass General nutrition staff will be helping to answer the question, "Do you know how many calories you need each day?" Using height, weight and activity level, attendees can receive personalized "calorie prescriptions" to help achieve their weight goals. Nutrition staff will also be sharing information on portion control and balanced diets, as well as tips for eating out.

At the MGfC booth, a fitness professional will guide kids in fun, safe activities and exercises. Parents will also walk away with health and nutrition tips to keep their kids on the path to good health.

Health chats in the Mass General booth

Saturday, June 27

11:00 am   "Staying Active with Arthritis" with occupational therapists Suzanne Curley and Jennifer Botsford


"Dental Care for Infants" with Carolyn Coppe, DMD

1:00 pm

"Advanced Care Planning" with Sharon Brackett, RN

2:00 pm

"Diabetes" with David Nathan, MD

Sunday, June 28

Noon   Core Strengthening" with physical therapists Donna Behr, Suy-Sinh Law and Punnee Pheungfunk

1:00 pm

"Prostate Cancer" with Richard Lee, MD, PhD

2:00 pm

"Breast Cancer" with Amanda Wheeler, MD

3:00 pm

"Emergency Preparedness" with Ed George, MD

Mass General speakers on the Partners HealthCare stage

Saturday, June 27

3:30 pm   Nandita Scott, MD, of the Heart Center, will discuss the myths of heart disease in women.

Sunday, June 28

11:45am   Steve Safren, MD, of the Department of Psychiatry, will share information on depression related to chronic illness, including the connection between type II diabetes and depression.

1:15 pm

Sandy Tsao, MD, of the Department of Dermatology, will highlight the latest laser and cosmetic procedures for skin photorejuvination available at the Dermatology Laser and Cosmetic Center.

More events at the Health & Fitness Expo

  • Appearances by celebrity guests Tedy Bruschi of the New England Patriots; Jim Rice, former Red Sox player; Ray Allen of the Boston Celtics; Anne Thompson of NBC News, and others
  • Partners HealthCare "ask a Doctor" booth
  • Free medical tests and screenings for blood pressure, COPD, mood and memory, bone density, balance, gait and more
  • Interactive sports clinics, fitness games, health activities and demonstrations

Learn more about the Expo and find a full schedule of events, exhibits, speakers and celebrity appearances

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