E-NEWSLETTER


May 2018

Hi folks—
Welcome to the May issue of CPDR e-News!

daffodil close-up May is the month in which we observe Memorial Day – a solemn day of mourning and remembrance of those who bravely died while serving in the US Armed Forces. We salute you…. May is also the unofficial start of the summer vacation season! ☺

Here is what is happening at the Prostate Center.

Guest Speaker Program—3 May

Date: Thursday 3 May
Time: 1900-2030
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer Cullen, PhD, MPH
Topic: “The Critical Role of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Improving Decision-Making for the Treatment of Prostate Cancer”
Locations:
     1. Updated Location: River Conference Room, America Building, 3rd floor (next to Prostate Center).
     2. Fort Belvoir Community Hospital: Oaks Pavilion, 1st floor, Room S1.901 (Library Lecture Hall), via video teleconference

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

Fort Belvoir Community Hospital
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 2nd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday 10 May
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: Urology Clinic (2nd floor, Sunrise Pavilion)

Note for Fort Belvoir: A military ID is required to get on post at Fort Belvoir. Attendees without a military ID need to arrive at the gate about 1 hour before the meeting to complete paperwork for post access. Also bring some form of picture identification.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

Walter Reed - WRNMMC
Information/Support Group Meetings

Meetings are every 3rd Thursday of the month

Date: Thursday 17 May
Times: 1300-1400 and 1830-1930
Location: River Conference Room, America Building,
3rd floor (next to Prostate Center).
Parking: America Garage

Note: A military ID card is required to get on base. Attendees without a military ID need to call the Prostate Center at 301-319-2900 at least 4 business days in advance to complete paperwork for gate access approval. Also bring some form of picture identification at the gate.

Family and friends are always welcomed (military and civilian).

Educational Resources

Beyond Kegels. Fabulous Four Exercises and more… to prevent and treat incontinence (4th edition) written by Janet Hulme, PT, is an excellent resource of information. It includes case studies, explains how the urinary and pelvic muscle systems work in easy to understand language, describes the pelvic muscle exercises, and provides an 8-week program followed by a maintenance program. The “Roll for Control” ball and band are available at www.phoenixcore.com.

Us TOO Newsletter

Click here to read the May issue of the quarterly Walter Reed Us TOO Newsletter.

Check out previous newsletters archived on our website at www.cpdr.org. Click on "Patient Information", "WRNMMC Us TOO", and then choose either "current newsletter" or "newsletter archive".

Psychological Support

Support for you and/or your family is available from our social work team. No referral is needed for an appointment. Just call them at the numbers below.

Walter Reed :
Ms. Ellen Bowers - 301-319-2893

Fort Belvoir:
Ms. Donna Horn-Hooks - 571-231-3504.

Welcome Aboard!

Cecile Robinson Photo Please welcome Ms Cecile Robinson, PA, who has just joined our team. She comes to us with 25 years of experience as a Physician’s Assistant. We are delighted to have her with us.

Appointments

Our phone number is 301-319-2900 if you would like to make an appointment with us.

Previous Issues

You can access previous issues of the CPDR e-News on our CPDR website under the Patient Information link.

One More Thing...

“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six
different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours”
—Mark Twain

Have a fabulous day! Take good care of yourselves!

 

Jane L. Hudak, RN, Ph.D.
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps, US Army (Ret)
Patient Educator
Center for Prostate Disease Research
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
4954 North Palmer Road
Bethesda, MD 20889
America Building, 3rd floor
301-319-2918