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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

November 20, 2013
For more information
CONTACT: Community Affairs
(718) 780-5367

December Event Calendar

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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New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free pulmonary hypertension (PH) support group. This group connects people with PH and educates them on treatments and new developments for the disease. The next meeting will be held on Monday, December 2, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Hospital’s Wesley House, Room 7A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718-780-5614.

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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free support group for individuals diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). The Living with MS Support Group offers information and a place to begin to discuss concerns, experiences and resources. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays in December from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The meetings take place in the Hospital’s Buckley 8 Conference Room located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 1-800-344-4867 for more information and to register (required).
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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 Wellness and Exercise Classes will meet on Thursday, December 5, 2013 and Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 3:00 p.m., the Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. and later that evening at 6:00 p.m., and the Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. All Parkinson’s support group meetings take place at the Hospital, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 646-704-1792 for location, more information and to register.
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In collaboration with St. Joseph’s College, NYM will offer a lecture titled “Screen It Like You Mean It: Prevention Today for a Healthier Tomorrow.” The presentation will feature a panel of medical professionals who will address what types of diagnostic tests are appropriate at specific ages and whether or not certain screenings can be avoided. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s College Alumni Room located at 245 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn. Refreshments will be served. To register (required) or for more information, please call 718-940-5584.
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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free support group for patients who have suffered from brain aneurysms and/or subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH). The Brain Aneurysm Awareness Group will meet on Saturday, December 14, 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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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free Surgical Weight Reduction Information Seminar and Support Group. This month the group will meet on Saturday, December 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Buckley 8 Conference Room and on Thursday, December 19, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room. During the first 30 minutes of the seminar, a surgeon will conduct an information session for individuals who are interested in learning about surgical weight reduction. 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 main Hospital building, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-3288.
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New York Methodist Hospital offers a monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. The series features various clinicians from the Hospital who lecture on senior health topics. This month join NYM physician, Emil Baccash, M.D., as he presents “Osteoporosis: No Bones About It” on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Brooklyn College Student Center located at East 27th Street and Campus Road. For more information and to register, call 718-780-5368.

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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