Join local medical experts and professionals and explore topics around the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare and wellness post-pandemic, aging, and more.
The Wellness Speaker Series is offered in collaboration with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham.
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Men’s Health and Aging
Jan 26, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Reduced muscle mass, changes in skin and hair, difficulty sleeping, lower libido - learn first-hand about these common health issues & more that affect men as they age and tips for staying healthy through the “golden years”. Questions are welcomed!
MD, Geriatric Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Jeremy Whyman is the Program Director of the Harvard Medical School Multicampus Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and sponsored by other Harvard Medical School (HMS) affiliated Institutions. Dr. Whyman is also a Geriatrician and Palliative Medicine physician at BIDMC and an Instructor at HMS. He trained in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and completed fellowship training in Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City. He is passionate about his work in medical education, mentoring, and helping support the careers of his fellows. His clinical focus is in the care of aging adults experiencing illness that impacts the quality of their lives.
Achieving a Better Night’s Sleep
Feb 9, 2022 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Receive expert advice for achieving consistent and quality sleep. What are the best practices for falling and staying asleep? Learn about common sleep disorders, how they can be treated and when to see medical advice.
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Senior Nurse Practitioner, Sleep Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Rena Holzer is the senior Nurse Practitioner in the Sleep Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, in Boston MA, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School. She is board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing for over 23 years. She is adjunct faculty at Northeastern University School of Nursing. She has been a guest lecturer and clinical preceptor at Simmons Nursing School, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and Boston College. Her professional interests include health promotion, the care of patients with complex medical issues, and patient education. She and her family are members of the JCC and her daughter attends Camp Kaleidoscope.
Myths & Truths about the COVID Pandemic
Oct 26, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
The COVID pandemic continues to generate lots of questions, concerns and anxiety about rising infection rates, variants, vaccination rates, boosters & more. Receive the latest information and data about COVID transmission, how to stay safe, and expectations about the future.
Associate Hospital Epidemiologist, Medical Director of Infection Control, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Dana Pepe is a Medical Director and Associate Hospital Epidemiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Pepe obtained a Master’s in Public Health at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a focus on Environmental Health Sciences and then went on to receive her medical degree from New York Medical College. Dr. Pepe worked in collaboration with the Connecticut Department of Public Health on reducing healthcare-associated infections in acute care hospitals.
The Road Back to Wellness Post-COVID
Nov 17, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
“Long COVID” refers to persistent symptoms or new symptoms that develop a few weeks after the initial infection with COVID-19. Receive information about what “Long COVID” is, and how the Critical Illness and COVID-19 Survivorship Program is working to better understand “Long COVID” and help patients improve symptoms over time.
Program Director, Critical Illness and COVID 19 Survivorship Program, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Dr. Jason Maley is a pulmonary and critical care physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a faculty at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He directs the BIDMC Critical Illness and COVID-19 Survivorship Program, a multidisciplinary clinical and research program dedicated to understanding and treating the long-term impacts of COVID-19 and other causes of critical illness.
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