Free Educational Programs at The Ripa Center

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The following is a select list of free educational programs available at The Ripa Center. Preregistration is required for all Ripa programs For full class descriptions or to register, visit or call 800.8.COOPER (800.826.6737).

Foundations of Healing: The Relaxation Response
Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Do you often feel stressed or worried? Are you feeling overwhelmed and constantly tired? Feel like your mind is racing or find it difficult to fall asleep? Join David M. Nocchi, MD, FAAEM, Cooper Integrative Medicine for Women, in exploring the concepts of stress and natural ways to help manage life’s challenges including herbal remedies, breath work, meditation, and mindfulness.

Wellness and Self-Healing With Food

  • Tuesday, February 26, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Evelyn Arteche, Cooper Registered Dietitian, will discuss how our diet impacts common complaints such as fatigue, bloating, headaches, junk food cravings, nausea, and more. Join Evelyn to learn how to feel your best and heal your body with food.

Personal Guide to Reversing Prediabetes
Tuesday, March 5, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Learn how to manage your blood sugar levels and reverse prediabetes through realistic and permanent lifestyle changes with Geetha K. Bhat, MD, Cooper Endocrinologist, and Megan Day, Cooper Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator.

The Management of Bunions and Hammertoes: A Pathway to Pain-Free Feet
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join Kimberly Hurley, DPM, Cooper Podiatric Surgeon, for an educational session and surgical demonstration on common female foot issues.

Hand Health for Women
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Nicole J. Jarrett, MD, Cooper Hand and Nerve Center Surgeon, will discuss common hand and upper extremity disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome, texting thumb, and arthritis of the hand.

Unresolved Heartburn and Other Digestive Issues
Thursday, March 21, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Cooper Gastroenterologists Joshua P. DeSipio, MD, and Tara L. Lautenslager, MD, will discuss common digestive health concerns for women. Symptoms, diagnostic testing, and the latest treatment options for everything from unresolved heartburn to bloating, constipation, lactose intolerance, and more will be covered.

Shoulder Pain and Problems for Women
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Learn about common shoulder problems that affect women. Catherine Fedorka, MD, Cooper Orthopaedic Surgeon, will discuss these issues along with surgical and nonsurgical treatment options.

Sex and Your Changing Body
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Join Lioudmila Lipetskaia, MD, MSc, FACOG, Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon; and Michele A. Stroud, Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist, for a frank discussion about pelvic floor and sexual health concerns and treatment options.

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT): A Drug-Free Pain Management Method
Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Join Robin Bilazarian, LCSW, DCSW, DCEP, to discuss EFT – a gentle, complementary therapy method that focuses on self-applied acupressure points.

Ongoing Women’s Wellness Classes

Enjoy a variety of women’s wellness classes – yoga, body sculpting, tai chi, and more. Visit to see the upcoming schedule and class fees.

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