Wear Red Tomorrow! Fight Heart Disease!

UMass Memorial Health Care is participating in National Wear Red Day on Friday, February 1. Wear red tomorrow to raise awareness and help save women’s lives. Then post your pictures on our Facebook page using #umassmemorialgoesred. The American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women campaign raises women’s heart health awareness and serves as a catalyst for change to improve the lives of women globally. Remember, heart disease is not just a man’s disease. In fact, it is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. When it comes to beating heart disease and stroke, change can be the cure.

Attend Multicultural Women’s Health Summit Saturday

The 3rd annual Multicultural Women’s Health Summit is taking place this Saturday, June 16, 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, University Campus, Medical School lobby. All are invited to join in this day-long event loaded with great information on topics from food allergies, eye health and diabetes to insomnia, stress and weight loss – and that’s just the tip of the iceberg! Visit our registration page to sign up and see the day’s schedule. Free health screenings, free parking and free continental breakfast and healthy lunch will be provided! Registration preferred. Walk-ins welcome!

Be a Part of the Multicultural Women’s Health Summit

Join us in the University Campus Medical School lobby Saturday, June 16 from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm for a day-long health and wellness event sponsored by UMass Memorial Health Care and the Medical School in conjunction with Central Mass Sisters of Excellence, Centro, D. L. Plummer & Associates, Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, and Pathways for Change. This program is designed to be informative, inspirational and motivational. Take advantage of our free health screenings and health and wellness presentations on topics important to women’s health. A continental breakfast and healthy lunch will be provided, along with free parking. Register online or call 508-856-4001.

Attend a Financial Health Workshop for Women

As many as 90 percent of women may find themselves solely responsible for their finances, according to the United States Department of Labor. That’s why it’s vital for all women to engage in managing their financial health. To get the conversation started, UMass Memorial Health Care and Fidelity Investments invite you to a special workshop titled “Organize, Plan and Own Your Future” at the Beechwood Hotel June 7 at 5:30 pm. To register, visit the Fidelity website and select “Attending a special event,” or call 800-642-7131.

Ask the Expert: Facebook Live with Dr. Maykel and Dr. Davids

It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month which means it’s #timetotalkaboutit. Join experts from the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery for live talks about colorectal cancer on our Medical Center’s Facebook page:

Questions may be asked during the events or by submitting them in advance using this form.

Dr. Felice: Shares Experiences at Women in the Workplace Sessions

Join Marianne Felice, MD, former physician-in-chief of the Children’s Medical Center and Medical School professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology, at “A Dialogue: Thoughts about Leadership from a Woman’s Perspective” session offered today and the next two Wednesdays at noon. Learn about each session and how to RSVP:

During these presentations, Dr. Felice will share her experience about women in the workplace, including what has and hasn’t changed, what research suggests and what can be done to create the future ideal. Dr. Felice also spoke at the recent Women’s History Month; watch video, below, to learn more.

 

Ladies: Watch Video to Learn about Your Heart Attack Risks

“About 75 percent of women suffering from a heart attack don’t present with chest pain,” said Cynthia Ennis, DO, cardiovascular disease expert, in a recent Health Watch segment. What symptoms should women look out for? When is a call to 9-1-1 the next best step? Learn the answers and more.

Go Red Is Today; Celebrate Women’s Heart Health Awareness

The video, below, is promoted by Go Red for Women to raise awareness of heart disease symptoms in women. Ladies, if you had heart disease, would you recognize the symptoms? Sweating. Pressure. Nausea. Jaw pain. Believe it or not, these are all symptoms of a heart attack for women. Visit this website and take a few minutes to educate yourself. Reminder: If your team is wearing red today, be sure to post pictures on our Facebook page and use #goredwearred.

Ladies, Remember to Take Care of Yourself, Too!

3 women photo yogaOftentimes, women are so busy caring for their families they forget to care for themselves. So let’s talk about that ob/gyn appointment you keep putting off! Did you know a woman should receive 10 tests every year? Maintaining regular check-ups is essential to your good health, and the Affordable Care Act provides a well-woman exam at no cost to you under most health plans. Don’t delay, get the preventative care you need! Take a look at this list of things to keep in mind before your next check-up and call 855-UMASS-MD to schedule your appointment today.

Dr. Pai Discusses Diabetes Differences between Women and Men

Diabetes affects over 30 million women annually, and presents itself differently among women than men. In this Health Watch, Shubha Pai, MD, internal medicine physician, practicing at the new UMass Memorial Medical Group at Northborough Crossing, explains the various symptoms that affect women as well as the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes.