Menopause: The Rite of Passage

Date: December 16, 2005

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

Lecture to Address "Menopause: The Rite of Passage"

The onset of menopause raises health-related questions that every woman must answer with her doctor. On January 10, internist Jane Fogg, M.D., will address these issues in a free lecture at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham. Dr. Fogg will provide a medical definition of menopause and discuss how women can assess whether they have reached that stage of life. She will also discuss the duration of menopause, help for hot flashes, weight loss challenges and the latest thinking about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Dr. Fogg will take questions after her presentation. Dr. Fogg is medical director of Beth Israel Deaconess HealthCare-Needham at 310 Chestnut Street, an internal medicine practice that opened in the former Blockbuster Video space last year. The lecture is part of "Aging Gracefully for Young & Old," a community education series at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital-Needham. Refreshments will be served and parking is free. Dr. Fogg's presentation will be held from 7-8 p.m. in the Dickerson Room near the patient registration area of the hospital at 148 Chestnut Street. For more information call 781-453-3622.