Classes and Events
Be Good to Your Gut
Digestive issues affect around 60-70 million Americans. Symptoms can include gas, bloating, stomach pains, frequent diarrhea or constipation. Have you heard the saying “you are what you eat”? One of the keys to digestive health is to create the right balance of “good” bacteria in your gut. There is a direct link between what we choose to eat and what type of bacteria live in our digestive tract. In this session you will learn about:
- How to eat to ease digestion.
- The different types of fiber and how to get the right amount each day.
- Which foods promote the right balance of gut flora.
- What is the difference between prebiotics and probiotics.
- What are the benefits from getting probiotics from foods versus supplements.
Instructor: Alisa, Scherban, R.D.
Yale Health Center Tours and Orientation
Maybe you're a member who would like more information about your Yale Health coverage.
Join us for a tour of the Yale Health Center followed by an orientation session to learn about Yale Health.
There will be time to ask questions in a group setting or on an individual basis.
Yale students can come to one of the free group sessions prior to their trip.
For more information, call the Travel Department at 203-432-0093.
Yale Health, Retirement & Medicare
Yale Health provides information sessions for patients who are soon to retire and those recently retired and who are Medicare eligible to help you learn about what it means to transition from an active Yale Health member to Medicare patient. Registration is required as seating is limited. Light refreshments will be served. Parking is available at 55 Lock Street.
Diabetes Education Series
- What is diabetes and self-monitoring
- Healthy eating and activity
- Understanding your medications
- Preventing complications and living with diabetes
The classes will be taught by Yale Health clinical staff including nurse practitioners, diabetes educators, registered dietitians and clinical pharmacists.
Ask your clinician for a referral or call Internal Medicine at 203-432-0038 to schedule.
For more information contact Jennifer Brackett.
Early Pregnancy Education Class
Leslie White, APRN, will discuss prenatal testing, prenatal vitamins, diet recommendations, and information that will be useful during your pregnancy.
Spouses or partners are welcome to attend.
Please note: This class does not take the place of scheduled office visits, but is rather an opportunity for Yale Health members to receive general information and ask questions about their new pregnancy.
To register call 203-432-6180 or click here to email.
- Learn breastfeeding basics and how to get off to a great start
- Discuss the "art of breastfeeding" and the joys and benefits it provides to you and your baby
- Explore common concerns parents have about breastfeeding
Dancing Through Pregnancy® - Total Pregnancy Fitness
Total Pregnancy Fitness classes meet at the Yale Health Center every Monday and Wednesday evening with low fees for Yale Health members and discounts for students.
For more information or to register, contact Ann Cowlin, MA, CSM, CCE at 203-481-2200, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit dancingthrupregnancy.com/take-a-class.
Childbirth Education Program
Childbirth preparation for parents-to-be in 1-day Saturday and 3-Wednesday evenings formats, along with scheduling your hospital tour. Milestones of labor and birth, coping skills and options. Suggested for women who are 7-8 months pregnant. Register during months 5-6. Fees are low and partial scholarships are available.
English as a Second Language
Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven is offering free English as a Second Language classes. These are conversation classes for people who want to develop their English communication skills. On-site tutoring opportunities are available as well.
For more information, call 203-776-5899 or e-mail email@example.com.
There will be no classes on Fridays that fall on holidays or recess days.