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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 21, 2013
For more information
CONTACT: Community Affairs
(718) 780-5367

September 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, September 5, 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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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. New York Methodist Hospital offers a free Diabetes Support Group. The group is run by a certified diabetes educator and is open to individuals living with diabetes, and those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. The Diabetes Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Hospital’s Wesley House 6A, 501 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’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, September 12, 2013. The Caregivers Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 19, 2013. The Deep Brain Stimulation Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 26, 2013. All Parkinson’s 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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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, September 18, 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 718-780-3125.
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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 Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 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.
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New York Methodist Hospital offers a free Bereavement Support Group. This month the Bereavement Support Group will meet on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. NYM will also offer a Perinatal Bereavement Support Group which will meet later that evening from 8:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.  A licensed clinical social worker facilitates the group. The meetings will take place in the Buckley 8 Conference Room, 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information and to register please call 718-788-4991.
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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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