Past Lecture
Tick Related Infections Seen
in Connecticut
With James Sabetta, MD

Our well-attended Women's Heart lecture, held February 8, 2017, featured Dr. James Sabetta, Director of Infectious Diseases and Internal Medicine at Greenwich Hospital.

Lyme disease is the most common of the tick-borne diseases, but it's not the only one. In Connecticut, anaplasmosis and babesiosis infections are also being reported. At our well-attended Women's Health Initiative lecture, Dr. Sabetta explained that we are basically "living in the woods" in Connecticut where ticks are plentiful. Depending on the location, anywhere from less than 1% to more than 50% of ticks are infected with Lyme disease. A bite from a tick infected with Lyme disease bacteria (Borrelia burgdorferi) can put a person at risk for Lyme disease.

Common symptoms of Lyme disease are:

  • A rash (that can be small at first and then grown into a large, well defined oval, or bulls-eye)
  • Headache
  • Stiff neck
  • Aches and pains in muscles and joints
  • Low grade fever and chills
  • Fatigue

To learn more about Lyme Disease, visit the Health Library on Greenwich Hospital's website: http://healthlibrary.greenwichhospital.org/



 

Lecture Series

 

Women's Health Intiative

Donald Max Engelman, PhD
Join us for
this special Event
Tumor Acidity: A new approach to targeting breast and other tumors

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Noon - 1:30pm
Noble Conference Center




Speaker: Donald Max Engelman, PhD
Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University


Tumors are acidic, and the more aggressive a tumor is, the more acidic it is. Dr. Engelman and his team have developed new ways to take advantage of tumor acidity as a target for diagnosis and therapy. Despite advances in early detection and understanding of the molecular bases of breast cancer biology, approximately 30% of all patients with early-stage breast cancer have recurrent disease, which is metastatic in most cases. Acidity may be a better target than markers used in other approaches that often fail through the emergence of resistant tumors. Dr. Engelman, accompanied by John Deacon, PhD, associate research scientist, will explain tumor heterogeneity, acidity, and their new approaches.

To register, call 203-863-4277 or 888-305-8253. Or register online at GreenwichHospital.org/Events. FREE.

An optional boxed lunch is available for $10. Please order by April 24.

Visitor Parking at Greenwich Hospital is very limited and carpooling is encouraged.

Sponsored by the
Greenwich Hospital Women's Health Initiative

Advisory Board: Shelley H. Behrman, Chairman; Missy Baschkin; Jane M. Batkin; Karen Brown; Susan H. Brown; Serena Flaherty; Pamela M. Goergen; Mary A. Jacobson; Anne Juge; Louise Kovacs; Shelley Tretter Lynch; Susan Z. Mandel; Barbara B. Miller; Barbara Netter; Mini Nunna; Sharon Phillips; Carol M. Santora; Carol Swift; Katherine Vadasdi, MD



 

Save the Date: 2017 Fundraising Events

June 

 






 

Under the Stars
June 24, 2017

An evening under the stars.
A benefit for Women's and Children's Health at Greenwich Hospital.
This year's event will feature a performance by GRAMMY® nominated, multi-platinum selling singer songwriter Gavin DeGraw. 

 

 

 








 

October








Gala
October 21, 2017

The 2017 Gala for Greenwich Hospital.



Other

 

Celebrations & Lectures

Women's Health Initiative
May 2, 2017
Lecture
Tumor Acidity: A new approach to targeting breast and other tumors
Speaker: Donald Max Engelman, PhD
Higgins Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University

What's Up Doc?

TBA June 2017
Donor Lunch

 

 

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