SIUH offers health screenings and heart health presentations Feb. 6

“Love Your Heart”

Go Red for Women Goes Community

SIUH Offers FREE Screenings, Presentations and Workshops

STATEN ISLAND, NY – Heart health is the focus of an evening of free activities that won’t miss a beat.

Beginning at 5:30 pm, event goers can opt for screenings that evaluate heart attack and stroke risk. These include non-fasting cholesterol, lipid profile, waist circumference measurement and BMI (body mass index). To check for diabetes, a major health concern on Staten Island, HbA1C testing is offered to measure average blood sugar levels.

Insight into aromatherapy and guided imagery are offered on the half-hour between 5 pm and 8 pm by Diana Coseglia Danna, RN, HNP.

“Heart News You Can Use” is the topic of the talk presented at 7 pm by Thomas Costantino, MD, director of Cardiology. An important issue for Staten Islanders, “Smoking, Stress and Heart Disease” will be discussed by Kerry Gillespie, MS, director of Complementary Medicine. Wrapping up the presentations with “The Heart Healthy Diet, is Pat Ortlieb, RD, CDE, Clinical Nutrition Manager, Food & Nutrition Manager.

A bounty of raffle baskets, free heart-healthy refreshments, nicotine patches and a Reiki stress reduction demonstration round out the evening. RSVP at 718-226-1832.

Go Red is a health initiative of the North Shore Shore – LIJ Health System of which SIUH is a member hospital.

Event starts at 5:30 pm in the Regina McGinn, MD Education Center, Staten Island University Hospital North Site

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