Yale offers women’s health ‘school’

NEW HAVEN — The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at the Yale University School of Medicine and FabOverFifty.com, a lifestyle website, will inaugurate a One-Day Medical School on Oct. 25 to educate women about the critical health issues they'll be facing during the transitional years after 45, and how to successfully and confidently deal with them, according to a release.

“Unfortunately, women are terribly confused and have been woefully uninformed about their health and bodies as they age. Many are dealing with painful and uncomfortable issues that affect their quality of life. By teaming with one of the most prestigious medical schools in the world, we aim to educate women, 45+, about essential medical issues they’re confronting now, or can expect to face in the future,” Geri Brin, founder of FabOverFifty.com, said, in the release.

Women will receive goody bags filled with products from brands including: Replens, Tru Niagen, GNC, and Early Bird Books, and will learn about breast cancer, heart disease, bladder control and related issues, bone density and menopause, according to a release.

“Yale faculty will empower women with crucial knowledge and honest dialog about bone, breast, heart and bladder health, and guide them on their often-arduous journey from peri-to-post-menopause,” Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, clinical professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine said, in the release. “Our mission is to make life healthy and more comfortable.”

Erica Jong, the celebrated author of “Fear of Flying,” the powerful story of a woman's journey of self-discovery and defining her own life, will compare the Erica of 1973 with the Erica of today during an interview at lunch.

The sessions will be held at The Yale West Campus Conference Center in New Haven and streamed on demand through the rest of 2018 and 2019 for those who cannot attend.

To register or for more details, go to www.faboverfifty.com/health/one-day-medical-school.