R816 Spring 2019 Decision Making Tools for Your Health, Part 2
Wednesdays, 11:50–1:15, Apr. 24–May 15
Rose Gallery at Reston Community Center, Lake Anne
Instructor: Michele Romano
This is a continuation of the course given in the fall 2017 term. You do not need to have taken Part 1 to benefit from this course. The lectures, which will help you become proactive about your own health, will address:
Dr. Michele Romano
- Apr. 24: Women’s health: breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer, as well as diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of osteoporosis.
- May 1: Vaccinations, common over-the-counter medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, and the opioid epidemic.
- May 8: Aging, caregiver tips, elder driving, and how to get the most out of a doctor’s visit.
- May 15: 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 congestive heart failure.
is a family physician who retired in 2015, and was a nurse for 12 years before going to medical school. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha 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