Free Webinar. You Can Learn at Home

live-web-event-graphicAre you living with heart failure? Or have a family member with it? Living with Heart Failure – A Live Web Event is held Thursday, October 27, 6:30 pm. Colleen Harrington, MD, cardiologist will talk about the disease and the latest monitoring method that is reducing hospitalizations. Submit your questions for the doctor to answer. Sit on your couch with your comfy clothes on, grab your laptop and get ready to learn.


What Every Parent Needs to Know – The HPV Vaccine and Cancer Prevention

hpv-mom-and-childPhysician Experts: Sarah Hughes, MD, Gynecologist-Oncologist, and Rick Moriarty, MD, Pediatric Infectious Disease

If you’re a parent of a preteen or teen, we know you have many questions about the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. HPV causes cancer. Cancer can be prevented. The HPV vaccine is the first line of defense against several types of cancers. However, many parents still struggle with the decision to vaccinate their son or daughter, as information about the vaccine can be confusing.

Apple Fuji Salad

Apple Fuji SaladFall crisp apples gives this salad a little sweetness. This Simply Salad contest winning dish was submitted by Shauna Paskell, Radiation Oncology, UMass Memorial – HealthAlliance Hospital, Burbank Campus, Fitchburg, MA

(Serves 2)
½ c. dried apples
4 c. romaine lettuce
Dried cranberries, as much as desired
¼ c. honey roasted peanuts
4 oz. chicken, cut into small pieces
2 oz. apple balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Add ingredients together and drizzle with 2 oz. of apple balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

Social Media: The Effect on Young People and Eating Disorders

social media iconsGuest Blogger: Suzanne Allen, CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Adolescent Medicine, UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center  with Ariana Delostritto, Marketing and Communications

Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric illness. Those suffering with eating disorders have unhealthy emotions, attitudes and behaviors surrounding weight, body, and food that can have life-threatening consequences. Many of those who struggle often feel isolated from friends and family, and use extreme tactics to keep their behavior a secret.