R806 Fall 2018 Decision Making Tools for Your Health
Wednesdays, 9:40–11:05, Sept. 19–Oct. 10
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Michele Romano
This course is designed to help you become more informed and proactive about your own health. We will discuss tips, guidelines, and recommendations designed to help you stay well, such as exercise, managing your weight, calculating your ideal body weight, and basic metabolic rate. We will talk about how hydration, alcohol, and smoking impact health; which medical records you should keep with you at all times; how preventive guidelines are determined and by whom; and your annual physical and what it should include. We will also consider general screenings to discuss with your doctor, which blood tests are important, what are the normal ranges in testing, and what to do about abnormal test results. Other topics will include blood pressure, heart disease, eye exams, dental exams, and cancers common to both men and women. This course will continue in the spring of 2019 with Part 2.
Michele Romano is a family physician in Fairfax County who retired in 2015. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, held a faculty appointment as an associate professor of clinical medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and served on both the VCU Board of Trustees and the VCU Health System Board.