Dr. Maura Brennan discusses advanced care planning. Learn more.
Recorded event on May 24, 2021
Do you have a fear of falling? Have you ever been told you are slightly off balance? Learn how to prevent falls from our experts at Baystate Rehabilitation Care, Nancy Densmore, PTA, Michelle Lantaigne, OT, Baystate Medical Center Injury Prevention Program’s Ida Konderwicz, RN, BSN and Danyel Adams, PharmD, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Baystate Medical Center. The discussion will include instructions for safe exercises to improve balance, information about the injuries that can result from a fall, modifications for the home, and common medications that can impact falls.
00:00:00 "Oops I've Fallen" - Ida Konderwicz, RN, BSN, CEN
00:11:12 "Medications and Fall Risk" - Danyel Adams, PharmD
00:26:18 "Checking Home Safety" - Michelle Lantaigne, OT
00:37:57 "Keeping You Moving" - Nancy Densmore, PTA
According to Dr. Catherine Sanderson, Chair of Psychology Department at Amherst College and author of The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity, what we think and how we feel about aging can have a significant impact on how we actually age. In this virtual talk from Baystate Health Senior Class, Dr. Sanderson shares tips for aging well.
A beautiful sunny day lying on the beach, being outside while gardening, hiking, swimming and more is time well spent and so good for our health. But when is it too much? Join Dr. Richard Arenas, Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology, Baystate Surgical Oncology & Breast Specialists, for a discussion about skin cancer facts, myths debunked, how to reduce risk, the different types of skin cancers and symptoms, with focus on melanoma and how skin cancers are diagnosed and treated.
About 1 in 3 Americans have prediabetes and 1 in 10 have diabetes. There is a lot to know about diabetes such as blood sugar levels and hormones, the role of the pancreas, when things go awry, and what to do when diagnosed. Join Dr. Chelsea Gordner, endocrinologist, Baystate Endocrinology, for a discussion about diabetes Type 1, Type 2, Insulin Resistance and the many treatments to keep sugars in check.
There are a lot of us struggling with weight control. More than a third of adults in America are obese and obesity is linked to more than 60 chronic diseases. Join Dr. John Romanelli, general and bariatric surgeon, medical director, bariatric and robotic surgery, chief, Division of General Surgery, Baystate Medical Center and Professor of Sugery, UMMS-Baystate, for a discussion about obesity, BMI, the multidisciplinary steps for a weight management program such as diet plans, lifestyle, behavioral treatment, medications as well as when and how bariatric surgery is performed.
John R. Romanelli, MD
Medical Director, Bariatric Surgery
Chief, Division of General Surgery
Professor of Surgery, UMMS-Baystate
If you have a loss of bladder control you’re not alone. It is a common, often an embarrassing situation. The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you laugh, cough or sneeze to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong you don’t get to a toilet in time. The good news is that for most women, these problems can either be cured or at least better managed. Join Dr. Katelyn Kopcsay, urogynecologist, Baystate Urogynecology, for a discussion about the forms of female incontinence, symptoms, causes, tests, diagnosis, and the many treatments available.