Community Health Classes
Welcome to the Providence Community Health Class Schedule, featuring classes, support groups, upcoming events and featured articles. Providence Hospital and Medical Centers provide spiritually centered, accessible and affordable health services. The Community Health Connection Calendar is published quarterly. For more information about the availability and dates of classes, select a category from the list below. To register for Community Health Education Classes/Lecture Series or for information about Associate discounts, call us toll free at 1-888-757-5463.
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Women's Health Topics
Is it Hot in Here?
How many times have you found yourself saying that lately? For those women hovering around their middle 40's, this question takes on added significance. They may be entering the "perimenopause" phase. Menopause, technically the last menstrual period, occurs somewhere around age 51. The time leading up to menopause when the hormone levels are fluctuating is referred to as the perimenopause. Some symptoms that women may experience include:
- Hot flashes or night sweats
- Changes in the menstrual cycle
- Irregular bleeding
- Emotional ups and downs
These symptoms may come and go and can vary widely from person to person. Dealing with the perimenopause presents a challenge to both the woman and her healthcare provider. The important thing to remember is that you are not alone and you are not losing your mind! Contact our Nurse Navigator at 800.806.2229 to discuss this or any other health issues.
Minimally Invasive Surgery in Women's Health Care
Until very recently, having surgery meant spending days in the hospital, weeks recovering at home and a large incision to heal. Now, because of the development of new techniques and equipment, minimally invasive surgery has become the norm for many procedures. This is true especially in the area of gynecological surgery.
Physicians can treat fibroids, bleeding irregularities ovarian cysts, urinary incontinence and other disorders using techniques that require a short hospital stay (if at all), leave small incisions and allow you to resume normal routines sooner. Of course, not everyone is a candidate for this surgical approach, but if you have been putting off treatment because of the concern about having major surgery, now may be time to reconsider. If you would like more information about minimally invasive surgery, contact our Nurse Navigator at 800.806.2229.
What Can Our Nurse Navigator Do for YOU?
First and foremost, she can listen to your concerns and questions and offer guidance where appropriate. She can even hold your hand through a particularly difficult time. Sometimes all you need to hear is reassurance that what you are going through is normal.
With extensive information at her fingertips, our Nurse Navigator can provide you with the resources to empower you in making your own healthcare decisions. If you need a health care provider, she can refer you to a practitioner in a variety of specialty areas. She can even help you find services and resources for other members of your family.
To speak confidentially with our Nurse Navigator, phone her at 800.806.2229.