Keeping Bones Healthy is Topic of Feb 13 Lecture

Date: December 22, 2006

BIDMC Contact: M Pantridge
Phone: 781-453-3891

Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham will kick off a free mini-course on menopause Jan. 17 and Feb. 13 with a lecture on "Coping with Menopause." The course is part of the hospital's annual "Community Connections" health education series.

The lecture will be presented by internist Jane Fogg, M.D., medical director of Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Needham at 310 Chestnut St.

Dr. Fogg will give an overview of health changes related to menopause and provide answers to such questions as: What is menopause? How do you when you've reached it? What is the latest thinking on hormone replacement therapy? She'll also describe major symptoms and their duration, including hot flashes and weight gain.

The presentation, co-sponsored by the Needham Women's Club, is free and will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Dickerson Room of the hospital, at 148 Chestnut Street, Needham.

Part 2 of the menopause mini-course, "Keeping Bones Healthy," will be presented at the hospital Feb. 13 by Diane London, M.D., another internist who practices at Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Needham.

The course is one of many "Community Connections" events scheduled throughout the year, in which the hospital partners with community organizations to identify and respond to health issues that are of specific concern to their audiences.

To see the full schedule of the hospital's "Community Connections" lectures, go to and click on "Community Calendar."

For more information, call 781-453-3622.