Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Mar. 28–Apr. 18
Instructor: Dr. Michele Romano
This is a continuation of the course given in fall 2017 term. You do not need to have taken Part 1 to benefit from this course, which will help you become proactive about your own health. The lectures will address:
- Mar. 28: Women's health—breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer, as well as diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis.
- Apr. 4: Vaccinations, common over the counter medications, vitamins, herbals, supplements, and the opioid epidemic.
- Apr. 11: Aging, caregiver tips, elder driving, and how to get the most out of the a doctor's visit.
- Apr. 18: Hearing loss, choosing a health care provider, sleep hygiene and insomnia, and radiation exposure from medical diagnostics. If there is time we will also discuss on congestive heart failure.
is a family physician who retired in 2015, and she was a nurse for 12 years before going to medical school. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and was elected into the AOA National Medical School Honor Society in her junior year. She held a faculty appointment as an associate professor of clinical medicine at VCU and served on both the VCU Board of Trustees and the VCU Health System Board. She was regularly listed as a Top Doc in the Washingtonian