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Cortlandt Manor's Hospital To Host Healthy Heart Fair

Cardio-pulmonary Manager Debbie Petranchik takes the blood pressure of employee Leslie Marie Bristow at the 2014 Healthy Heart Fair.
Cardio-pulmonary Manager Debbie Petranchik takes the blood pressure of employee Leslie Marie Bristow at the 2014 Healthy Heart Fair. Photo Credit: Contributed

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. – The New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is hosting its Healthy Heart Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 11, in the main lobby from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During this event, health professionals will provide free screenings and offer heart-health tips.

Blood pressure screenings, cardio assessments and sleep evaluations will be provided.

Lack of sleep can affect heart health and contribute to chronic diseases such as diabetes and obesity.

The Wellness Club will conduct body fat analyses and demonstrate the Feldenkrais method, a body system that aims to reduce pain and limitations in movement.

Staff from the hospital’s food service will offer healthy cooking tips.

Furthermore, EMS coordinator Justin Costable will discuss the symptoms of heart attack and stroke, and a cardiologist will be available to answer questions about heart health.

This event coincides with National Heart Month, a time when health professionals raise awareness about preventing heart disease, the leading cause of death among men and women in the United States.

For more information about the Healthy Heart Fair, call 914-734-3557.

This event is free and open to the public.

The New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital is located at 1980 Crompond Road in Cortlandt Manor.

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