Children’s Medical Center Website Gets a Makeover 

CMC New Web LookIf you’ve visited the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center web pages recently, you may have noticed its fun, new look! To increase branding and help identify the CMC as a children’s hospital, vibrant photos were taken with our very own patients to rotate on the page’s main banner, the CMC’s logo and recognizable rainbow banner were added to pages throughout the site, the navigation bar took on a bright new color, and icons for sharing and social media icon were transformed into cute “skittles.” The redesign was done by the Marketing and Communications Department. We hope you enjoy our new look. Take a peek for yourself by visiting our easy-to-find URL: www.umassmemorial.org/children.

Celebrate World Kidney Day; Attend Free Screening Event 

Large-WKD-Logo-colourFor the third year, the Division of Renal Medicine hosts a screening to recognize World Kidney Day. The event is Thursday, March 10, 2 to 5 pm, Remillard Lobby, University Campus; it is open to the public and no registration is required. Screening includes: quick questionnaire on risk factors, blood pressure and urine sample check if applicable, and physician consultation as needed. “Early stage kidney disease is especially dangerous because there are no real symptoms. Simple tests can help identify and treat the disease before it becomes life threatening,” said Konstantin Abramov, MD, Chronic Kidney Disease Program. See press release. Learn more about kidney disease.

Program Helps Physicians Caring for Patients with Perinatal Depression

Dr. Moore Simas

Dr. Moore Simas

Dr. Deligiannidis

Dr. Deligiannidis

Dr. Byatt

Dr. Byatt

The Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP for Moms), which provides support to physicians caring for patients with perinatal depression, was recently featured in the Telegram & Gazette. “Postpartum depression is twice as common in pregnant women as diabetes,” said Nancy Byatt, DO, medical director for MCPAP for Moms at our Medical Center, and assistant professor of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology, Medical School. However, unlike diabetes screenings, screening for perinatal depression has not been a standard part of obstetrical care, and obstetric training does not tend to cover the treatment of perinatal depression, leaving caregivers searching for answers. Read more. Tiffany Moore Simas, MD, and Kristina Deligiannidis, MD, were also featured in the Telegram story.

Travelers’ Health Service: It’s Worth a Visit before Your Trip!

When anticipating a trip, it is important to plan ahead for preventive medical care. Our Travelers’ Health Service team provides personalized counseling on necessary precautions, immunizations, medications and medical care for travel-related illnesses. Our staff is armed with the latest information from the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) about emerging and well-known diseases worldwide. Your visit to our clinic can substantially reduce the risk of contracting diseases. Visit our website to learn more. Have travel plans and want to schedule an appointment? Call 855-UMASS-MD.

Are You a Mother with Young Children? Study Seeks Your Feedback!

The Medical School’s Department of Quantitative Health Sciences researchers are looking for women with children ages five years old and younger to complete a short anonymous online survey to provide feedback on an online weight loss program designed specifically for women with young children. The study will take 10 to 20 minutes. Take the study today. To learn more about the study, email momstudy@umassmed.edu or call us at 508-856-3504. Learn more about clinical trials. (Docket: H00005678)

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