Menopause changes topic of CMMC program

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LEWISTON — “Menopause: A Time of Change” will be the topic of two Central Maine Medical Center Accenting Your Health presentations in April.

Certified nurse midwife Cheryl Sarton will explore perimenopause and menopause discomforts, including what causes them and what can be done to ease or prevent them.

Sarton has some 35 years of experience as a women’s health care professional, including 18 years as a certified nurse-midwife. In addition to her work with Central Maine Obstetrics-Gynecology in Lewiston, she teaches nursing at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.

She began her nursing career in pediatrics in Santa Monica, Calif., later moving to Massachusetts where she worked in pediatrics and obstetrics, then relocating to upstate New York to work in labor and delivery.

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She returned to college to study midwifery and continued her education by pursuing a doctorate in rural nursing which she earned from Binghamton University in Binghamton, N.Y.

She moved to Maine in 2006 to teach at USM and started practicing at Central Maine Obstetrics-Gynecology in 2008.

There is no cost for attending the presentation.

The hour-long program will first be presented at 1:30 p.m. Monday, April 12, in the Chairmen’s Rooms. A second presentation will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, April 15, in Conference Room H. Both are located on the lower level of the 12 High Street Medical Office Building.

Those interested in attending either of the programs should register in advance by calling 795-8448, e-mailing prevention@cmhc.org, or registering online at www.cmmc.org. Interpreter services are available upon advance request.

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