Women’s Health Day

 

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    Listen. Learn. Laugh. Share.

    Saturday, October 19

    8:30 am to 1 pm

    Melville Marriott Long Island

     

    Gail Sheehy

    Join us at Women's Health Day as Stony Brook experts share the latest information about health topics that may concern you most: heart disease, migraines, breast health, obesity, constipation, diabetes, exercise, sleep disorders, plastic surgery and caregiving.

    This half-day event includes a host of health seminars, a continental breakfast and buffet luncheon with keynote speaker, Gail Sheehy — journalist, lecturer, and author of 15 books including Passages and Sex and the Seasoned Woman. Gail Sheehy is known for breaking the taboo surrounding menopause; opening the dialogue about divorce, remarriage and living passionately in second adulthood; and changing the way men and women look at the various stages of their lives. 

    Registration fee: $25.  

    To help you decide which three sessions you would like to attend, we’ve provided a brief description of each along with information about each presenter:

     

    Allison McLarty, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Co-Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program, Stony Brook Heart InstituteThe Venus and Mars of Heart Disease
    Why It’s Different for Women

    Heart disease is often thought of as a men’s disease, but the truth is, more women than men die of heart disease each year. And the symptoms and risk factors for women can be different than for men. Learn what they are and what new procedures and treatments are available.

    Speaker:
    Allison McLarty, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon; Co-Director, Ventricular Assist Device Program, Stony Brook University Heart Institute


     

    Kathleen Stergiopoulos MD, PhD, Co-Director, Women’s Heart Program, Stony Brook Heart InstituteWhat You Need to Tell Your Daughter…Even Though She Won’t Listen
    Heart Disease Prevention Strategies

    Try talking to your daughter about matters of the heart and you’ll likely get little more than an eye roll. Yet, cardiovascular health is something all women should take seriously, whether you’re barely in your 20s or well into your 70s. Why? Because it’s affecting more and more women at a younger age and because women are living longer. Find out how to stay young at heart at any age.

    Speaker:
    Kathleen Stergiopoulos, MD, PhD, Co-Director, Women’s Heart Program, Stony Brook Heart Institute

     

    Christine Rizk, MD, Surgeon, Division of Breast Surgery, Stony Brook MedicineBosom Buddies
    What You and “Your Girls” Need to Know About Breast Health

    Whether you’re small and perky, big and sagging, well stacked or flat as a board…we’ll make your cups runneth over with the latest news and tips on how to protect your breast health. How often should you perform a self-exam? Is it worth it to get a mammogram and a sonogram? How do you know if you’re high risk? Do you have a family history? Find out the answers to these questions and more and also learn about new advances and surgical techniques for the treatment of breast cancer.

    Speaker:
    Christine Rizk, MD, Surgeon, Division of Breast Surgery, Stony Brook Medicine

     

    Isabelle Von Althen-Dagum, MD, Gastroenterologist; Director, Motility Center,  Stony Brook Digestive Disorders InstituteGetting Unstuck and Getting on With Your Life
    How to Get Relief From Chronic Constipation

    Did you know that women get constipated more frequently than men? Or that constipation can be caused by poor dietary habits, depression, medication, hormonal imbalances or a host of other reasons? How can you get past all that so you can once again live life to the fullest? Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the art and science of moving your bowels but were afraid (or too embarrassed until now) to ask.

    Speaker:
    Isabelle Von Althen-Dagum, MD, Gastroenterologist; Director, Motility Center, Stony Brook University Digestive Disorders Institute



    What to Do When Your Weight Is Weighing Heavy on Your Mind

    Options That Work

    If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible to lighten up physically and emotionally from your ongoing weight struggle, this session is for you. Freedom from obesity is attainable — with the right combination of tools and support. Learn about the causes, health risks and today’s treatment options, tailored to each person’s needs, lifestyle and goals.

    Speaker:
    Aurora Pryor, MD, Chief, General Surgery Division; Founder and Director, Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, Stony Brook Medicine

     

    Kimberly Belizar, PT, Physical Therapist, Stony Brook MedicineThe Best Endorphin Rush You Can Get With Your Clothes On
    Exercise and Its Benefits

    Some call it a “runner’s high.” Others describe that feeling that follows a run or a workout as “euphoric.” Why is that? Learn how the endorphins released during exercise can trigger positive feelings inside you and can help reduce stress, ward off anxiety and help your self-esteem. Exercise tips will also be provided.

    Speaker:
    Kimberly Belizar, PT, Physical Therapist, Stony Brook Medicine

     

    Tara L. Huston, MD, Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery DivisionOut of the Closet and Into the Mainstream
    Tummy Tucks, Facelifts and Liposuction

    Gone are the days when only the faces that grace the covers of magazines like People and Vogue can afford cosmetic surgery. It’s so common and accepted now that most who’ve had it are open about it and sing its praises. Is it right for you? Learn about the pros and cons and risks involved, and about the different minimally invasive surgical options available to you to help you look and feel your best.

    Speaker:
    Tara L. Huston, MD, Surgeon, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Division, Stony Brook Medicine

     

    Warren Spinner, DONot Tonight, I Have a Headache…
    Causes, Triggers and Treatments for Migraines and Beyond

    If having the worst headache of your life is a recurring complaint, don’t shrug it off. It could be a migraine. What exactly is a migraine and why do they occur more often in women than men? And how can you tell the difference between a migraine and a cluster headache and a tension headache? Learn what can trigger these different types of headaches, how to identify the symptoms and what treatment options are available.

    Speaker:
    Warren Spinner, DO, Neurologist, Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute

     

    Donna Buehler, LCSW, Social Worker; Director of Organizational Wellness,  Stony Brook UniversityFeeling Like Grilled Cheese Between Two Slices of Rye
    Caregiving Strategies for the Sandwich Generation

    No matter how you slice it, being stuck in the middle of caring for aging parents and supporting your own kids can be a sticky situation. Learn how to avoid caregiver burnout and maintain your own physical and mental health while ensuring that your loved ones have what they need, too.

    Speaker:
    Donna Buehler, LCSW, Social Worker; Director, Organizational Wellness, Stony Brook University

     

     

    Mohammad M. Amin, MD, Pulmonologist, Stony Brook University Medical Center  Sleep Disorders CenterKids Aren’t the Only Ones Who Need Naps and a Strict Bedtime
    Relief From the Nightmare of Sleep Disorders

    Do you often feel like you need toothpicks to keep your eyes open in the middle of the day? Are you tired of waking up bug-eyed every night at 2 am? And if you answered “yes” to either, is it stress… or something more? Find out why sleep is so essential to our physical health and emotional well being, and learn about the underlying causes as well as the symptoms of different sleep disorders, and what treatments are available.

    Speaker:
    Mohammad M. Amin, MD, Pulmonologist, Stony Brook University Sleep Disorders Center

     

    Speaker: Marina M. Charitou, MD, Endocrinologist, Stony Brook MedicineFlirting With Glucose. Is It Worth the Risk?
    Diabetes Prevention and Management

    Good nutrition isn’t just about maintaining a healthy weight. It’s also about ensuring that your digestive system and the hormone levels in your endocrine system work in harmony, too. For instance, there’s the glycemic index of each food choice to consider. What foods should you stay clear of and which ones should you eat more of to help prevent or manage diabetes? Learn how to regulate your glucose levels, what new treatments are available to manage diabetes and more.

    Speaker:
    Marina M. Charitou, MD, Endocrinologist, Stony Brook Medicine

    For information about Gail Sheehy and other speakers, visit apbspeakers.com.