Oh, My Aching Knee!
Knee pain is a common complaint that can happen at any age but as we age arthritis, injury, or both can limit our activity when we need to keep moving.Join Dr. Colin Cooper, orthopedic surgeon, New England Orthopedic Surgeons (NEOS), for a discussion about when to know if knee pain is serious, the many treatments, and how to keep the knees pain and injury free. There will be time for questions and answers.
Watch one or all four of the Heart Health Month series.
Heart and Soul of Heart Disease
Adam Stern, MD – Cardiologist
Rabbi Ken Hahn – Baystate Spiritual Services
What can be done to reduce the risk of heart disease? Join Dr. Adam Stern, cardiologist, Baystate Cardiology, for a discussion about the latest research for prevention including diet, exercise, stress reduction, blood pressure and more. The conversation continues with Rabbi Ken Hahn, Baystate Spiritual Services, about the power of spirituality in healing, and mindfulness to de-stress the heart.
Today’s Open Heart Surgery
Daniel Engelman, MD – Cardiac Surgeon
Cheryl Crisafi, MSN, RN – Nurse Coordinator
Join Dr. Daniel Engelman, cardiac surgeon, Baystate Cardiac Surgery, Professor of Surgery, UMass Chan Medical School-Baystate, and Cheryl Crisafi, Nurse Coordinator, Baystate Cardiology, for a discussion about the use of technology to improve the patient experience surrounding open heart surgery.
Women and Heart Disease
Sabeen Chaudry, MD – Cardiologist
There is an assumption that heart disease primarily impacts men but in fact is the number one killer of women. Heart disease doesn’t affect all women alike. Women face unique risks, warning signs and symptoms. Join Dr. Sabeen Chaudry, cardiologist, Baystate Heart & Vascular Program, for a discussion about the misconceptions about heart disease and heart attack symptoms in women, the impact of stress, and the many ways to stay heart healthy.
Leg Cramping, Could It Be PAD or PVD?
Stuart Blackwood, MD – Vascular Surgeon
There are many reasons for leg cramping but it could be Peripheral Arterial Disease, (PAD), or Peripheral Vascular Disease, (PVD), common circulatory problems in which narrowed arteries and veins reduce blood flow to the limbs. Join Dr. Stuart Blackwood, vascular surgeon, Baystate Vascular Services, for a discussion about PAD & PVD, the signs and symptoms such as leg pain, the causes, tests for diagnosis and the ways to keep arteries and veins healthy.
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.
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.
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 Surgery, UMass Chan-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, UMass Chan-Baystate
According to Dr. Catherine Sanderson, Chair of the 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.