Attend Women's Health Week
Jefferson Hospital sponsors a week of free programs for women
on current health issues.
At Jefferson's McClellan Hall, 2nd Floor, 1025 Walnut Street:
Monday, Nov. 11, noon -1 p.m.
Depression typically affects many more women than men. Learn the signs and
symptoms of depression, how to differentiate depression from sadness or
"the blues," how depression is treated, and how and when to get
Speaker: Paula Thomas deLong, MA, Clinical Manager, Jefferson Advantage:
Employee Assistance Program
- A Woman's Relationship With Her Primary Care Physician
Tuesday, Nov. 12, noon-1 p.m.
In this age of managed care, it is important to have an established relationship
with a primary care physician. Learn the role of the primary care physician
in women's health issues and how the physician acts as a "gatekeeper"
to assure your health needs are being met.
Speaker: Deborah Witt, MD, Instructor, Family Medicine
- Important Questions to Ask Your Gynecologist
Wednesday, Nov. 13, noon -1 p.m.
Today's health care is focused on prevention and early detection of disease.
The patient must play a role in this process by interacting with her physician.
Learn to take charge of your health by asking your gynecologist the right
Speaker: Carmen Sultana, MD, Assistant Professor, Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Hormone Replacement Therapy, What's New?
Thursday, Nov. 14, noon-1 p.m.
The decision to take hormone replacement therapy is a very important one
in a woman's life. Learn the latest issues regarding estrogen replacement
as well as the pros and cons.
Speaker: Cynthia Silber, MD Clinical Assistant Professor and Associate Program
Director, Resident Education, Obstetrics and Gynecology
- The Changing Healthcare Environment
Thursday, Nov. 14, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Keynote Speaker: Estelle Richman, Health Commissioner City of Philadelphia
Managed care, HMOs, hospital mergers, etc., have affected the way health
care is delivered across the country. These changes affect access to healthcare
services and how healthcare institutions conduct business. Learn from Philadelphia's
Health Commissioner how these changes have impacted this area.
At Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Ford Road Division, Eatery Conference
Room, 3905 Ford Road, Philadelphia:
Thursday, Nov. 14, noon to 1 p.m.
Osteoporosis can sneak up on women without warning, until you break a bone.
Find out if you're at risk and hear the latest work on the causes, detection
and treatment of this brittle bone disease. tour the state-of-the-art Osteoporosis
Prevention and Treatment Center after the lecture.
Speaker: John Abruzzo, MD, Medical Director, Osteoporosis Prevention and