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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 25, 2013
For more information
CONTACT: Community Affairs
(718) 780-5367

August Calendar Items 

Events and Support Groups Sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital

New York Methodist Hospital offers a free Breastfeeding Support Group for new mothers. This group meets weekly on Tuesdays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Breastfeeding Support Group focuses on providing encouragement and information for mothers and their newborns, from birth to three months old. A certified lactation consultant leads the group. The meetings take place in the Hospital’s Wesley House, Rooms 3K-C, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-5078.
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The New York Methodist Hospital Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 1 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both a physician and a chaplain lead the group. The meeting will take place in the Hospital’s Wesley House 6B, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-3593.
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The week of August 1-7 is recognized at World Breastfeeding Week. To mark this annual global event, New York Methodist Hospital will host World Breastfeeding Day. The event will feature free educational materials and giveaways, and an NYM certified lactation consultant will be available to answer questions. World Breastfeeding Day will take place on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Carrington Pavilion Lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 718-780-5078 for more information.
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Over 24 million Americans suffer from diabetes, the disease which occurs when the body fails to produce enough insulin or when the produced insulin does not work as effectively as it should. This month, New York Methodist Hospital is offering a free Insulin Pump Support Group in addition to a Diabetes Support Group. Both groups are run by a certified diabetes educator and are open to individuals living with diabetes, and those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. The Insulin Pump Support Group will meet on Tuesday, August 6, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and the Diabetes Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 29, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Both meetings will take place in the Hospital’s Wesley House 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register for either group (required) please call 718-246-8603.
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New York Methodist Hospital’s Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders offers a number of support groups for patients with neurological disorders and their caregivers. The Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 8, 2013. The Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 15, 2013. The Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group will meet on Thursday, August 22, 2013. All support group meetings take place at 2:00 p.m. at the Hospital. Please call 646-704-1792 for location, more information and to register.
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According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated six million people (or one in every 50) in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm. New York Methodist Hospital offers highly advanced technology and expert physicians to provide services for the treatment of aneurysms and reversal of strokes. NYM also offers a free support group for patients who have suffered from brain aneurysms or subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH). The Brain Aneurysm Support Group will meet on Saturday, August 10, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Hospital’s Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718-246-8610.
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Hepatitis C (HVC) is an infection caused by a virus that attacks the liver and leads to inflammation. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that over four million Americans are infected with HVC. New York Methodist Hospital hosts a Hepatitis C Support Group for people living with HVC and their loved ones. The group is directed by a physician specializing in liver disorders. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Hospital’s Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-5367.
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Obesity is an epidemic that impacts over nine million Americans. More and more people who are affected by obesity are seeking information about surgical weight reduction. New York Methodist Hospital offers a free Surgical Weight Reduction Information Seminar and Support Group. This month the group will meet on Thursday, August 22, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, August 24, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  During the first 30 minutes of the seminar, a surgeon will conduct an information session for individuals who are interested in learning about the surgery. A 90-minute support group meeting, open to pre- and post-operative patients will follow the information session. Both meetings will take place in the Hospital’s Executive Dining Room, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-3288.
 

New York Methodist Hospital (NYM), a voluntary, acute-care teaching facility located in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, houses 651 inpatient beds (including bassinets) and provides services to about 40,000 inpatients each year. In addition, approximately 500,000 outpatient visits and services are logged annually. The Hospital, founded in 1881, has undergone extensive renovation and modernization over the years. NYM has Institutes in the following areas: Advanced and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Advanced Otolaryngology, Asthma and Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Healthy Aging; Neurosciences; Orthopedic Medicine and Surgery, Vascular Medicine and Surgery and Women’s Health. New York Methodist Hospital is affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medical College and is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System.

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