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Upcoming Events

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions Workshop (SPACE IS LIMITED)

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This six-week workshop, co-sponsored by EmblemHealth, will help you develop the skills needed to take control of your chronic condition and live a happier, healthier life. By attending this workshop you will learn to: manage your chronic condition, communicate with your physician more effectively, manage stress, and more.

Instructor(s):
EmblemHealth

Location: Karpas Health Information Center

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
4/30/14 - 11am-1:30pm Click here to sign up
5/7/14 - 11am-1:30pm Click here to sign up
5/14/14 - 11am-1:30pm Click here to sign up
5/21/14 - 11am-1:30pm Click here to sign up
5/28/14 - 11am-1:30pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 9

It is common to have hearing loss that occurs gradually as you age. Heredity and chronic exposure to loud noises are some of the main factors that contribute to hearing loss over time. Come and hear Tatyana Kennedy discuss common causes, treatment and prevention to hearing loss.

Instructor(s):
Tatyana Kennedy, Au.D., CCC-A Clinical Audiologist, New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

Location: Phillips Ambulatory Care Center

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
5/1/14 - 1pm-2pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 10

Have your cholesterol, glucose, and blood pressure checked for FREE and find out your risk factors. Hearing screenings will also be provided along with nutritional counseling and educational materials regarding stroke awareness and prevention.

Instructor(s):
Karpas Health Information Staff

Location: Phillips Ambulatory Care Center

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
5/7/14 - 1pm-4pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 11

Movie Monday: PlanEat more info
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Where have we gone wrong? Why has the death rate from heart disease and cancer exploded in recent times? Come and watch the delicious food grown by organic farmers and prepared in the kitchens of world-famous chefs as PlanEat brings together the ground-breaking studies of three prominent scientists who have made it their lifes work to answer these questions. (71 minutes)

Instructor(s):

Location: Bernstein Pavilion

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
5/12/14 - 5:30pm-7pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 1

Blood Pressure Screening more info
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Are you concerned about your blood pressure? Join us each month as our health educators check your blood pressure and explain to you what your numbers mean.

Instructor(s):
Karpas Health Information Staff

Location: Karpas Health Information Center

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
5/13/14 - 2pm-3pm No need to sign up!
6/10/14 - 2pm-3pm No need to sign up!

Catalog ID: 4

Healing Power of Laughter more info
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Do you think laughter is contagious? The sound of laughter may be more contagious than a sneeze, cough, or sniffle. Laughter is shared by everyone and helps to bring people together while increasing happiness. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body that can strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Come and laugh with the Gotham Comedy Foundation as they bring humor to those who need it, one laugh at a time!

Instructor(s):
Gotham Comedy Foundation

Location: Phillips Ambulatory Care Center

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
5/16/14 - 2pm-3pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 12

Stroke Prevention and Awareness more info
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Although a stroke can happen to anyone, certain risk factors such as high blood pressure and diabetes can increase chances of a stroke. Up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented by working with a healthcare professional to manage the risks. Learn all you need to know about the basics of stroke prevention, warning signs and treatment from Amy Walker.

Instructor(s):
Amy Walker

Location: Phillips Ambulatory Care Center

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
5/20/14 - 3pm-4pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 13

Movie Monday: Vanishing of the Bees more info
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Honeybees a keystone species vital to sustaining our ecosystem, are mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon has brought beekeepers to crisis in an industry responsible for producing apples, broccoli, watermelon, onions, cherries, almonds and a hundred other fruits and vegetables. Commercial honeybee operations pollinate crops that provide one out of every three bites of food on our tables. "Vanishing of the Bees" follows commercial beekeepers and explores the struggles they face as they plead their case on Capitol Hill and travel across the Pacific Ocean in the quest to protect their honeybees. (87 minutes)

Instructor(s):

Location: Bernstein Pavilion

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
6/2/14 - 5:30pm-7pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 1

Independence and Asking for Help more info
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It may seem simple but accepting help from others can be extremely challenging for all of us at one time or another. It can be especially hard for those who believe looking for help undermines their independence and their ability to cope. Come hear Beatrice Maloney and Liane Bellmann as they explore with you the difficulties and the road blocks in accepting and receiving help as we age.

Instructor(s):
Liane Bellman, LCSW Geriatric Services Department of Social Work and Homecare, Mount Sinai Beth Israel
Beatrice Maloney, LCSW-R Supervisor, Geriatric Services Department of Social Work and Homecare, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Location: Bernstein Pavilion

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
6/3/14 - 2pm-3pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 14

Healthy Eating and Diabetes more info
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Eating well to maintain a healthy weight is one of the most important things you can do to lower your risk for type 2 diabetes and heart disease, but are you constantly asking yourself, "What can I eat?" Dont worry anymore! Living with diabetes doesn't have to mean feeling deprived or restricted. Please come hear from Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator Shelly Wishnick about what you can eat, how much of it you can consume, and how often you can enjoy it.

Instructor(s):
Shelley Wishnick, RD, CDN, CDE Nutritionist at the Gerald J. Friedman Diabetes Institute

Location: Phillips Ambulatory Care Center

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
6/5/14 - 2:30pm-3:30pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 15

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart can't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. The term "heart failure" doesn't mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working, however, heart failure is a serious condition that requires medical care. Learn more from Dr. Shinnar about the different types of heart failure, as well as the causes and symptoms of heart failure. He will also touch on treatment options and prevention of heart failure.

Instructor(s):
Meir Shinnar, MD, PhD Director, Heart Failure Program, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center

Location: Phillips Ambulatory Care Center

Upcoming Scheduled Dates and Times:
6/18/14 - 2:30pm-3:30pm Click here to sign up

Catalog ID: 16

Stay in Shape! Join our Walking Club

Take a step in the right direction! Meet at the Karpas Health Information Center on Wednesday afternoons for a heart-healthy walk to help you stay fit and keep your week going strong.

Where:
Karpas Health Information Center
311 First Avenue at 18th Street

Meditation

De-stress and renew your spirit with meditation Thursday afternoons at the Karpas Health Information Center. FEE: $5 per class

Where:
Karpas Health Information Center
311 First Avenue at 18th Street

Blood Pressure Screening

Are you concerned about your blood pressure? Join us each month as our health educators check your blood pressure and explain to you what your numbers mean.

When:
5/13/14 - 2pm-3pm
6/10/14 - 2pm-3pm

Where:
Karpas Health Information Center
311 First Avenue at 18th Street