Spring 2006 Mammography goes digital Baptist Health has invest- mammography at detecting gram won’t notice any differ- ed $10 million to bring the breast cancer in women under ence with the new digital latest digital mammography to 50, premenopausal and peri- technology. What’s different is its diagnostic centers. A recent menopausal women, and that the images of the breast study showed that digital women with dense breasts. are now captured and convert- mammography is significantly Women who have had a ed into a digital picture that better than conventional film conventional X-ray mammo- can be viewed and stored on a computer. Like photos taken with a digital camera, the image is then manipulated by the radiologist to focus on cer- tain areas. Benefits include superior image quality, less radiation and faster electronic transmission of images to physicians. “Because we are able to manipulate the images to get closer views, digital mammog- raphy eliminates the need to call back some patients for additional tests, thus saving many women a lot of unneces- sary worry,” said Maria Pilar Martinez, M.D., director of women’s imaging for Baptist Outpatient Services. Most of Baptist Health’s outpatient centers and Bestselling author Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., talks to (left-right) Mariners Hospital already Sandy Seidenman, Elizabeth Lopez-Bernal, Cindy Mossberg and have digital mammography. Alessandra Henderson after speaking at the 15th annual Women's South Miami Hospital will Health Day at Baptist Hospital Jan. 28. Dr. Nelson presented "Live offer it by early summer, and Well, Live Strong, Live Long," advising women on how exercise and Homestead Hospital will offer good nutrition are vital to living a healthier and longer life. The event brought 3,000 women to the Baptist campus to take advan- digital mammography when tage of free health screenings, mini-lectures, fitness demonstrations, its new hospital opens this fall. exhibits and more. A doctor’s order is needed to have a mammogram. For an appointment, call 786-573-6000. Special price for bone strength screenings Programs now Quick and easy osteoporosis screenings will be offered at sev- offered at eral Baptist Health locations for $5 during National Osteoporosis Doctors Hospital month in May ($15 at other times). The test uses ultrasound to measure bone loss in the heel of the foot. If it’s determined that Baptist you’re at risk for osteoporosis, your doctor can order a bone density Health is test for an in-depth study of your bones. Over 10 million people now offer- have osteoporosis, a painful brittle-bone disease. Women are four ing month- times more likely to develop osteoporosis than men. ly health Reservations are required for any of the following screenings. education Call 786-596-3812. programs in both ◆ Macy’s Dadeland Mall, 2nd floor, next to elevator. English and Thurs., May 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Spanish at Doctors Hospital to better serve ◆ Baptist Medical Plaza at Doral, 9945 NW 41 St., Suite 210. residents of Coral Gables. Sat., May 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Programs of interest to ◆ Baptist Health Resource Center at Informed Families, 2490 women are listed on the Coral Way, 2nd floor. Tues., May 9, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. calendar on the back of this ◆ Homestead Hospital, Mango Room, 160 NW 13 St. newsletter. For information Tues., May 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. on other programs, or for ◆ Baptist Medical Plaza at West Kendall, 13001 North Kendall reservations, call Drive, Suite 300. Sat., May 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Community Health and ◆ Doctors Hospital, cafeteria, 5000 University Drive. Wellness at 786-596-3812. Tues., May 23, 4-6 p.m. For programs in Spanish, ◆ Baptist Medical Plaza at Westchester, 8820 Bird Road, call 786-596-3814. Suite 400. Wed., May 31, 10 a.m.-12 noon. About Our Services Women’s Health Resource Center is a not-for- weekdays. The Center coordinates women’s health profit service of Baptist Health South Florida. Our programs at Baptist, South Miami, Doctors, Homestead support groups and referral services are free; there is and Mariners Hospitals, as well as at our Baptist a nominal fee for most other programs. The Center Medical Plaza Health Resource Centers. If you’d like is located on the first floor of Baptist Medical to be added to our mailing list to receive this news- Arts Building, 8950 North Kendall Drive. letter, or if you’d like to be removed from our There is convenient free parking in an mailing list, please call 786-596-5981. Or sign adjacent garage. For more information, up for e-News in English or Spanish at call 786-596-5981 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. www.baptisthealth.net. Information from Women’s Health Resource Center. A service of Baptist Health South Florida. WOMEN’S HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER PROGRAMS The following programs are planned this spring by Women’s Health Resource Center. There is a $5 fee for most of our programs (unless otherwise indicated). Registration is required and payment guarantees your space in the program. Payment may be made by personal check payable to Baptist Health or by credit card. Just call 786-596-3812 (unless otherwise noted) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday- Friday. (From outside Miami-Dade County, call 800-535-1569.) Any registration fee will be refunded in full if the cancellation notice is received at least 72 hours prior to the program. Check out our calendar at www.baptisthealth.net. APRIL, MAY, JUNE BAPTIST MEDICAL PLAZA AT WESTCHESTER WOMEN’S HEALTH RESOURCE 8820 Bird Road, Suite 400 CENTER 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105 The Latest Information on Cervical and Ovarian Cancer, Tues., April 18, 7-8 p.m., gyneco- (In Spanish) Great-looking Legs: What’s New logical oncologist Steven Poliakoff, M.D. Fee $5. in Treating Varicose Veins? Wed., April 5, 7-8 p.m., vascular surgeon Abilio Coello, M.D. Free. (In Spanish) The Cough That Won’t Quit: Call 786-596-3814. What to Do and When to Worry, Thurs., April 20, 7-8 p.m., pulmonologist Raul Valor, M.D. Fee $5. Identifying and Treating Sleep Disorders, Call 786-596-3814. Thurs., April 6, 7-8 p.m., pulmonologist Lawrence Wheatman, M.D. Fee $5. (In Spanish) No Bones Aboiut it: Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis, Tues., May 16, Exercise: A Healthy Habit to Start and Stay 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., orthopedic surgeon Rafael With at Any Age, Wed., May 3, 7-8 p.m., exercise Fernandez, M.D. Fee $5. Call 786-596-3814. physiologist Scott Saxon. Free. Fibroid Embolization: An Alternative to (In Spanish) Healthy Women: Healthy Hysterectomy, Thurs., May 18, 7-8 p.m., interven- Hearts, Thurs., May 11, 7-8 p.m., cardiologist tional radiologist Julio Baquero, M.D. Free. Alvaro Gomez, M.D. Free. Call 786-596-3814. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: You Are in BAPTIST MEDICAL PLAZA AT DORAL Charge, Tues., June 6, 7-8 p.m., gastroenterologist 9915 NW 41 Street, Suite 210 Philip Grossman, M.D. Fee $5. Midlife Transitions: Mood Swings and (In Spanish) The Causes of and Cure for Bad Fluctuating Hormones, Wed., April 19, 7-8 p.m., Breath, Tues., June 13, 7-8 p.m., gastroenterologist registered nurse Sharon Breunig. Fee $5. Eugenio Hernandez, M.D. Fee $5. Call 786-596-3814. Preventing America’s Most Common Cancer: Don’t Die for Love: Stop Domestic Violence. Skin Cancer, Tues., May 2, 7-8 p.m., dermatolo- A bilingual domestic abuse counselor from Safe gist Phyllis Skolnik, M.D. Fee $5. Space South is available to help women who are BAPTIST HEALTH RESOURCE CENTER being physically, emotionally or sexually abused AT INFORMED FAMILIES in the home. Fridays, April 7, May 5 & June 2, 2490 Coral Way, Second Floor 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 786-596-5981. Free. The Last Word on GERD, Tues., April 4, 7-8 p.m., Support Groups gastroenterologist Hugo Rams, M.D. Fee $5. Resolve, a support group for those experiencing infertility, Mondays, April 17, May 15 & June 19, HOMESTEAD HOSPITAL 7-8 p.m. 160 NW 13 Street Your Bosom Buddies, a breast cancer support Osteoporosis: What’s New?, Thurs., May 4, group, Thursdays, April 20, May 18 & June 15, 7-8 p.m., orthopedic surgeon Ronald Chassner, M.D. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Menopause Self-management Group, DOCTORS HOSPITAL Mondays, April 24, May 22 & June 26, 7-8 p.m. 5000 University Drive, Coral Gables SOUTH MIAMI HOSPITAL (In Spanish) What’s new in Women’s Health: Clarke Education Center • U.S. 1 and SW 62 Avenue An Update on Gynecological Advances. Tues., April 25, 7-8 p.m., gynecological oncologist Manuel (In Spanish) Help for Headaches, Thurs., May Peñalver, M.D. Free. Call 786-596-3814. 4, 7-8 p.m., neurologist Alvaro Lacayo, M.D. Fee $5. Call 786-596-3814. (In Spanish) High Blood Pressure: It’s Not Just a Number, It’s a Warning. Wed., May 10, New Ways to Fix That Hernia, Wed., May 10, 7-8 p.m., internist Carmen Fernández, M.D. Free. 10:30-11:30 a.m., hernia surgeon Jerrold Young, Call 786-596-3814. M.D. Fee $5. Changes: Conversations in Menopause. Tues, The Ins and Outs of Pelvic Prolapse, Thurs., June 27, 7-8 p.m., gynecologists R. Wayne Whitted, June 1, 10:30-11:30 a.m., obstetrician/gynecologist M.D., & Paul A. Pietro, M.D. Free. Jaime Sepulveda-Toro, M.D. Fee $5. Support Groups BAPTIST MEDICAL PLAZA AT Gynecological Cancer Support Group. A free WEST KENDALL group for women. Tuesdays, April 18, May 16 & 13001 North Kendall Drive, Suite 300 June 20, 6-7:30 p.m. Doctors Hospital, second floor, (In Spanish) Help for High Blood Pressure, conference room. For information and registration, Tues., April 11, 7-8 p.m., cardiologist Ramon call 786-308-3824. Lloret, M.D. Fee $5. Call 786-596-3814. ONGOING PROGRAMS Help for Headaches, Tues., May 9, 7-8 p.m., neurologist Antonio Mesa, M.D. Fee $5. In celebration of National Osteoporosis Month, Baptist Health will offer osteoporosis screen- Adding Laughter to Your Life: How it ings in May for a special fee of $5 (normally $15). Impacts Your Health, Tues., June 20, 7-8 p.m., Screening available by appointment. Call psychologist Albert Zbik, Psy.D. Fee $5. 786-596-3812 for available dates and locations. Women’s Advisory Council Mona Ignatz Adams, Shirley Berkeley, Barbara Calev, Margo Curry, Mikki Futernick, Sandra Gonzalez-Levy, Claudia Kitchens, Precious Knox, Mary Lynch, Bonnie Mayer, Laura Morilla, Rosa Naccarato, Robin Palomares, Ann Pope, Jana Sigars-Malina, Charlotte Stoker, Ruth Tart, Carol Williamson, Tiffany Zientz. Return service requested NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION Women’s Health Resource Center ■ Baptist Medical Arts Building U.S. Postage 8950 North Kendall Drive, Suite 105 ■ Miami, FL 33176-2197 PAID Permit No. 6813 Miami, FL If you do not wish to subscribe to this newsletter, please call 786-596-5981.