Winter 2018 Ripa Programs and Seminars

Click here to view and download a PDF of the Winter 2018 issue of Health Connection. This information is on page 9.

At The Ripa Center for Women’s Health and Wellness at Cooper, we offer personalized and coordinated services to keep you connected to the primary and specialty care physicians who best meet your needs. For your convenience, we also offer on-site imaging and comprehensive educational seminars about real-life women’s health topics.

Preregistration is required for all programs. For full class descriptions or to register, visit or call 1.800.8.COOPER (1.800.826.6737).

Healthy Bones
Six Thursdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • January 18, 2018 to February 22, 2018
  • April 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018

Fee: $100 | Prepayment is required.
Each class includes a 30-minute discussion about a bone health topic with Cooper experts and a one-hour session with a fitness specialist.

Personal Guide to Reversing Prediabetes
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 and Tuesday, May 8, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Join Geetha K. Bhat, MD, and Megan Day, RD, CDE, to learn how to manage your blood sugar levels and reverse prediabetes through realistic and permanent lifestyle changes.

Joint Replacement for Women
Wednesday, February 28, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Jack Shilling, MD, Director, Joint Replacement and Reconstruction Program, Cooper Bone and Joint Institute, will discuss joint replacement
services offered at Cooper to help ease chronic knee and hip pain.

Cancer and Genetics
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

MD Anderson Cooper cancer experts will discuss how family history plays a role in the risk for cancer development and the latest advances in genetic testing.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease – Crohn’s and Colitis
Thursday, March 8, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Learn about risk factors, symptoms, testing, and new treatment options with Tara L. Lautenslager, MD.

Pelvic Floor Health
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

This interactive discussion will feature Lioudmila Lipetskaia, MD, and focus on risk factors, symptoms, and treatment options (surgical and nonsurgical) available at Cooper.

The Management of Bunions and Hammertoes: A Pathway to Pain-Free Feet
Thursday, March 15, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join Kimberly Hurley, DPM, for an educational session and surgical demonstration focusing on female foot issues.

Hand Health for Women
Thursday, March 22, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Nicole J. Jarrett, MD, will discuss common hand and upper extremity disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, thumb pain, and arthritis of the hand.

Emotional Freedom Technique: A Drug-Free Pain Management Method
Thursday, March 29, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Fee: $15 | Prepayment is required.

Come learn this gentle, complementary therapy method that focuses on self-applied acupressure points for pain management with Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCSW, DCEP.

Vaping: What You Need to Know
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join MD Anderson Cooper cancer experts to learn more about the risks and myths associated with the use of electronic cigarettes.

Dense Breast and Abnormal Breast Imaging
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 • 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

MD Anderson Cooper breast health experts will discuss the management of abnormalities found on mammograms and how having dense breasts can affect your risk of breast cancer.

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