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Extend Valentine’s Day – Celebrate Heart Health Week, Starting February 18

Feb 12 • Community, Liberal Arts, School of Health Sciences and Human Services, Sciences • 591 Views • Comments Off

Environmental factors and tough economic times have left many millions of Americans vulnerable to severe stress-related ailments, and heart problems are the deadliest of all. Next week, Hofstra hosts cardiac arrest survivors, Hofstra/North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine cardiologists and student heart health advocates who will speak on the causes of and remedial measures for heart problems

“In these high-stress times, everyone knows of a relative, a co-worker or fellow student who has been struck by a heart problem,” says Hofstra Labor Studies Director Dr. Greg DeFreitas. Hofstra’s Labor Studies faculty and students, in partnership with the new Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, the School of Health Sciences and Human Services, the Mack Fitness Center, the Hofstra Cultural Center, and several student health organizations, have organized a week of events to heighten awareness of the importance of heart health on campus and in the community.

For more information on the following schedule please contact the Labor Studies Program at 516-463-5040 or laborstudies@hofstra.edu. For more information on the February 22nd Dodgeball Tournament call the Mack Fitness Center at 516-463-7628 or email James.F.Tamburino@hofstra.edu.

Tuesday, February 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Heart Wellness Expo
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Free health screenings and nutritional information

Wednesday, February 19, 1-2 p.m.: “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Syndrome”
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Presented by Paul Maccaro, MD, Director, Arrhythmia Services, Huntington Hospital and Associate Professor of Cardiology, Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University

2-3 p.m. “Reducing Stress Through Mindfulness”
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Presented by Joseph A. Diamond, MD, Director, Nuclear Cardiology, North Shore-LIJ Medical Center

Thursday, February 20
12:45-2:15 p.m. “What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest and How Can You Survive It?”
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Presenters:
•    Karen Acompora, Louis J. Acompora Memorial Foundation
•    Melinda Murray, Dominic A. Murray 21 Foundation
•    Kristen Welch, President of Community Service Committee,
•    Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine at Hofstra University
•    Isha Hamilton, Amityville School District
•    Mark Peters, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Survivor

2:30-3:30 p.m. “Hands-Only” CPR – Free Training Can Save a Life
Plaza Rooms, Mack Student Center, North Campus
Presented by Rosemarie Ennis, Director, New York State Safe Kids and AHA Emergency Cardiac Care Training Center, North Shore-LIJ Health System

Friday, February 21, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Student Clubs Health Fair
Atrium, Mack Student Center, North Campus

Saturday, February 22, 2-8 p.m.: Dodgeball for Heart Health
Mack Fitness Center, North Campus
Present Hofstra ID to register to play.

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