Woman to Woman: Inspiring Better Health

Thursday, May 10th
6:00pm – 9:00pm
Van Vleck House and Gardens
21 Van Vleck Street Montclair, NJ 07042


To register, click here or call 1-(888) 973-4674

Join Mountainside Medical Center and the Montclair Ambulance Unit for a cocktail reception at our annual Women’s Health Event.


You have memories to make and milestones to achieve. To do it all, you have to prioritize and nurture your health, no matter your age.  Learn about several common medical conditions that affect women of all ages and how to handle them at this special event for women, hosted by women.  This free event will provide you, and your female friends and family, with the unique opportunity to learn more medical issues and solutions from women providing care in your community in a casual and comfortable setting.

Topics include:


INCONTENCE IN FOCUS –  Nyarai Mushonga, M.D., FACOG, Urogynecologist

Urinary incontinence — and other common medical conditions in urogynecology — can affect many aspects of women’s lives, from mood and self-esteem to daily functioning and socializing with friends and family. It isn’t just a problem for older women, it can also affect young, active women, typically those who have had children.  Join us to learn about the common conditions and the non-surgical and surgical treatments available.




DON’T SLEEP ON DIGESTIVE HEALTH – Cecilia Minano, M.D., MPH, Gastroenterologist

Worldwide, colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in women.  In the United States, CRC is the second leading cause of cancer death and accounts for approximately 8.3% of cancer deaths over all.   There are many ways to screen for colon cancer including colonoscopy. Come learn about the risk factors for colon cancer and the important preventative testing which is recommended and potentially lifesaving.




TAKE TIME FOR BREAST HEALTH – Michelle O’Shea, M.D., Breast Health Specialist

Timing matters when it comes to detection and treatment of disease, especially breast cancer, the most common non-skin cancer in women in the United States.  As with most cancers, breast cancer is easiest to treat when found early.  Take this opportunity to discuss risk factors, annual screening mammograms, tips for preventing breast cancer, and treatment.






Primary care providers (PCP) do more than give you an annual checkup.  They know you, and your history, keep screenings and immunizations on track, and are best prepared to find specialist and other providers as your health needs change or expand.  Take this opportunity to discuss important topics for your and your family’s health from sun safety to immunizations and screening tests.



PRIORITIZING WELL-WOMAN VISITS – Daniella Montemurro, M.D., Obstetrician-Gynecologist

A lot goes into a well-woman visit, from reviewing family and personal medical to discussing any problems related to your gynecological health, or other overall health concerns.  From family planning and birth control to perimenopausal symptoms and beyond, join us at this event to discuss the importance of the well woman exam and how you can make the most out of your annual visit.




LAUNCH YOUR DEFENSE ON CERVICAL CANCER – Merieme Klobocista, M.D., Gynecological Oncologist

Cervical cancer doesn’t always cause recognizable symptoms. Thankfully, Pap test and human papillomavirus (HPV) screenings can help catch cervical cancer early, when it’s usually easiest to treat. A pap test allows physicians to look for precancerous and cancerous cells within your cervix.  Join us to discuss recommendations for Pap tests, HPV tests and HPV vaccinations.



EMS and You
Members from the Montclair Ambulance Unit will be available to answer your questions regarding what to do in case of an emergency, CPR certification, and more!







Wine and hot & cold hors d'oeuvres will be served. 
Street parking and parking on premises available.


To register, click here or call 1-(888) 973-4674.

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