This fall is a great time to become involved and active in community resources that can help you learn more about how to preserve and enjoy your health and your family’s health.
We hope you will all join Women Physicians Ob-Gyn at the Women’s Health Conference sponsored by The Health Trust on Saturday, October 21 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center. Between your visits to the many interesting talks, exhibits, and demonstrations, stop by to say hello to us at our booth. The luncheon keynote speaker is the academy award winning actress, Marlee Matlin, who is also a mother of four and a health care activist. Over the last 10 years, The Health Trust has provided over $100 million of benefit to the community through program services and grant making activity. For more information, go to www.healthtrust.org or call (408) 559-5584.
October is breast cancer awareness month and the Community Breast Health Project is sponsoring their third annual all day Breast Cancer Conference on Saturday, October 7 at the Decathlon Club in Santa Clara with an introduction by Dr. Robert Carlson, oncology professor at Stanford University Medical Center. This should be a great program for anyone wanting to learn more about breast cancer. CBHP is also sponsoring a talk on Sexuality and Breast Cancer on October 19 at 6:00 pm and a talk on Health Coverage and Insurance Benefits in California on November 7 at 6:30. Throughout the year, CBHP offers a wealth of information and support. Contact them at www.cbhp.org or call (650) 326-6686.
And finally, the Children’s Health Council has begun their schedule of fall Parenting Classes. Topics include Building Emotional Understanding (ages 2-11), Anger Management with the Explosive Child (ages 7-11), Medicating Young Minds (ages preschool through adolescence), Helping Your Child Sleep Through the Night (ages 1-4), I Hate Homework! Help Your Child with Homework and Organizational Skills (grades 4th-8th), and Mothers and Daughters: The Roller Coaster Years: Letting Go and Staying Close (ages 10-14). For more information, go to www.chconline.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 650-326-5530.
Vaccines aren’t just for children! Adults can benefit from vaccines, too. And this year we have 3 newly licensed vaccines that are being recommended for routine use in adults at certain times in their lives. These new vaccines can protect women from cervical cancer, genital warts, pertussis, and herpes zoster (shingles). The new pertussis vaccine for adults (Tdap) will also help protect infants from whooping cough when mothers and other family members are vaccinated.
Women Physicians Ob-Gyn has almost all the listed vaccines available. Check to see if you need protection. You can call us to schedule a vaccination even if you are not yet due for an appointment. We can also administer many vaccines to family members even if they are not our patients.
El Camino Women's Medical Group provides comprehensive Obstetric & Gynecologic care for patients throughout the Bay Area. Minimally invasive surgery, infertility, women's mental health, and the MonaLisa Touch are just a few of the specialized services we offer.
The MonaLisa Touch treatment is available at El Camino Women's Medical Group. Call the office (650-396-8110) or email Shar (Shar@ElCaminoWomen.com) for more information.
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