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Knowledge is Prevention: Learn How to Protect Your Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital's Community Heart Health Fair

Mount Sinai Heart celebrates February’s American Heart Month and the 10th Anniversary of National Go Red Day on Friday, February 7.

  • (January 30, 2014)

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in the United States and it affects one in three women. February 7 marks the 10th anniversary of the American Heart Association's National Go Red Day. Mount Sinai Heart at The Mount Sinai Hospital will host its annual Community Heart Health Fair on Friday, February 7 at 1468 Madison Avenue at East 100th Street from10:30am to 2:00pm.

The free Community Heart Health Fair at Mount Sinai, one of the largest Go Red events for the last eleven years in New York City, will offer free heart health screenings for blood pressure, total cholesterol including good and bad cholesterol level, triglyceride level, glucose level and body mass index. Also, education and demonstrations on nutrition and diet, diabetes, stress management, smoking cessation, yoga and other relaxation techniques will be offered. In addition, free heart healthy food tastings will be prepared by Mount Sinai Hospital chefs, and guests will receive free giveaways, a goodie-bag, and raffle entry upon completion of their heart health screenings.

"Knowledge is prevention," says Beth Oliver, DNP, RN, Vice President of Clinical Operations for Mount Sinai Heart. "Every woman needs to know her heart health numbers especially blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose level, and BMI."

"Attending a free heart health screening in your community can help arm yourself with the important information you need to prevent heart disease or even assist you in reducing your current level of the disease," says Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, Medical Director of the Cardiac Health Program at Mount Sinai Heart.

"It is vital to get the word out to women and men in the community about how to prevent and care for heart disease," says Linda Hackett, MPA, Senior Program Director of Community and Government Affairs at Mount Sinai. "Mount Sinai's daily mission is to take every opportunity to help educate our neighbors about their overall health and disease prevention."

Who: General Public

What: Free Community Heart Health Fair at The Mount Sinai Hospital

  • Free heart health screenings
  • Free educational materials and demonstrations
  • Free heart healthy food tastings

When: Friday, February 7 at 10:30am-2:00pm

The Mount Sinai Hospital
1468 Madison Avenue at East 100th Street

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. Structured around seven hospital campuses and a single medical school, the Health System has an extensive ambulatory network and a range of inpatient and outpatient services—from community-based facilities to tertiary and quaternary care.

The System includes approximately 7,100 primary and specialty care physicians; 12 joint-venture ambulatory surgery centers; more than 140 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Florida; and 31 affiliated community health centers. Physicians are affiliated with the renowned Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which is ranked among the highest in the nation in National Institutes of Health funding per investigator. The Mount Sinai Hospital is in the "Honor Roll" of best hospitals in America, ranked No. 15 nationally in the 2016-2017 "Best Hospitals" issue of U.S. News & World Report. The Mount Sinai Hospital is also ranked as one of the nation's top 20 hospitals in Geriatrics, Gastroenterology/GI Surgery, Cardiology/Heart Surgery, Diabetes/Endocrinology, Nephrology, Neurology/Neurosurgery, and Ear, Nose & Throat, and is in the top 50 in four other specialties. New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai is ranked No. 10 nationally for Ophthalmology, while Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai St. Luke's, and Mount Sinai West are ranked regionally. Mount Sinai's Kravis Children's Hospital is ranked in seven out of ten pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report in "Best Children's Hospitals."

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