December Calendar Items 2011
Nov 30, 2011
Free 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 718-780-5081.
The New York Methodist Hospital Cancer Support Group will meet on Thursday, December 1, 2011 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 6A, 501 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call 718-780-3593.
According to the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, an estimated six million people (or one in every 50) in the United States have an unruptured brain aneurysm. New York Methodist Hospital recently acquired highly advanced technology and expert physicians to provide new services for the treatment of aneurysms and reversal of strokes. NYM now offers a free support group for patients who have suffered from brain aneurysms or subarachnoid hemorrhages (SAH). The Brain Aneurysm Support Group will meet on Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Hospital's Executive Dining Room, located at 506 Sixth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. For more information please call (718) 246-8610.
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 HCV. New York Methodist Hospital hosts a Hepatitis C Support Group for people living with HVC and their loved ones. The group will be directed by a physician specializing in liver disorders. The next meeting will take place on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 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 or to make a reservation (required) please call 718-780-5367.
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 Wednesday, December 14, 2011 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and on Thursday, December 22, 2011 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. The event 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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