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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

January 23, 2014
For more information
CONTACT: Community Affairs
(718) 780-5367

February 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, February 3, 2014 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 718-780-5835.
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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 Wednesday, February 5, 2014 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Executive Dining Room and on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Buckley 8 Conference 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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The Division of Dental Medicine at New York Methodist Hospital and the American Dental Association will sponsor Give Kids A Smile Day! on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Children, ages one to 16, are invited to attend and receive free dental screenings, including sealant placement, cleanings, x-rays and more, if applicable. Educational information will also be offered. The event will take place in the offices of the Hospital’s Division of Dental Medicine, located on the first floor of the Kirkwood Pavilion, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Walk-ins are welcome; no appointment is necessary. For more information please call 718-780-5412.
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New York Methodist Hospital will sponsor Go Red for Women Day on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Free screenings will be offered and healthcare professionals will be available to answer questions. The event will take place in the Hospital’s Carrington Atrium lobby, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-5367.
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New York Methodist Hospital 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, February 8, 2014 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 insulin pump support group and a free diabetes support group. The groups are run by a certified diabetes educator and are open to people living with diabetes, as well as those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. The Insulin Pump Support Group will meet on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and the Diabetes Support Group will meet on Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital’s Executive Dining Room, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register (required) please call 718-246-8603.
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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free monthly senior seminar series at Brooklyn College. The series features various clinicians from the Hospital who lecture on geriatric health topics. This month join NYM neuropsychologist, Albert Ortega, Ph.D., as he presents “Senior Moments: Age Related Memory Loss” on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 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.
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New York Methodist Hospital hosts a free hepatitis C (HCV) support group for people living with HVC and their loved ones. The group will be directed by a physician specializing in liver disorders. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 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 or to make a reservation (required) please call 718-780-5367.

About New York Methodist Hospital

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. An additional 350,000 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, Asthma and Lung Disease; Cancer Care; Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery; Digestive and Liver Disorders; Diabetes and Other Endocrine Disorders; Vascular Medicine and Surgery; Family Care; Neurosciences; Orthopedic 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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