Vein Screening Event, March 6

Suffering from tired, achy legs? Worried about your veins? The Division of Vascular Surgery will host a vein screening event. Stop by to receive a free screening ultrasound and vein evaluation. Vascular Surgery staff will also offer compression-stocking fittings and prescriptions where appropriate; Allways Health Partners members pay nothing out of pocket for stockings. Walk-ins welcome. To schedule a specific time to visit, email with your name, date of birth and contact information. Friday, March 6, 1–7 p.m., in the Shapiro Cardiovascular Center, Watkins Clinic A.

Menopause in the Workplace, March 9

This special presentation for Brigham employees covers different menopause treatment options and how to advocate for your midlife health. Heather Hirsch, MD, director of the Brigham’s Menopause and Midlife Clinic, will review common misconceptions about menopause and how symptoms could affect work and home life. Hosted by the Division of Women’s Health. Monday, March 9, noon–1 p.m., in the BEI Knowledge Center. Learn more.

911 Dialing Changes

The Brigham has updated its telecommunication systems so that callers no longer must dial 9 before dialing 911. Callers can dial 911 directly to reach emergency assistance. At the Brigham, dialing 9-911 will continue to work as well. Because of this, it is possible to dial 911 accidentally on a phone or fax machine. Please be vigilant and pay special attention when dialing outside phone or fax lines. For questions, contact the IS Service desk at 617-732-5927.

Upcoming Benefit Deadlines

If you participate in a Dependent Care or Health Care Flexible Spending Account and have funds remaining in your 2019 account, you have until Sunday, March 15, to spend these funds and until Tuesday, March 31, to submit eligible expenses for reimbursement. Any unspent money will be forfeited after these dates. Additionally, Allways Health Partners Select or Partners Plus members and their dependents are eligible for a fitness reimbursement; the deadline to apply for 2019 fitness reimbursements is March 31. Learn more.


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