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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

December 19, 2013
For more information
CONTACT: Community Affairs
(718) 780-5367

January 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’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, January 2, 2014 and Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3:00 p.m., the Parkinson’s Support Group will meet on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. and later that evening from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and the Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, January 23, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All Parkinson’s support group meetings take place at New York Methodist Hospital, in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Please call 646-704-1792 for location, for more information and to register.
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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, January 8, 2014 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Buckley 8 Conference Room and on Thursday, January 23, 2014 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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NYM will offer an adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification course. The course is being offered on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 from 9:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and will take place at Congregation Beth Elohim located at 274 Garfield Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Participants are advised to bring the $35 certification course fee, in cash or check, to be collected during the course. For more information and to register, call 718-780-5367.
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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 geriatric health topics. This month join NYM physician, Natalya Chernichenko, M.D., as she presents on the topic of otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat) on Wednesday, January 29, 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 offers a free diabetes support group. The group is run by a certified diabetes educator and is open to people living with diabetes, as well as those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. The Diabetes Support Group will meet on Thursday, January 30, 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.

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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