My name is Anna and I live in New York City. I am a registered nurse and passionate about health and wellness. I am the author of the blog: Be Healthy, Be Well, Be Inspired where I write about holistic health. I am a lifelong learner and when I am not working, I am taking e-courses and webinars, learning about photography, blogging, and exploring the city.

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March Health Events

I’ve compiled a list of local health events in Astoria, Queens, New York for the month of March.  To register for any of these events, please call 718-267-4333 and indicate which seminar you are interested in attending.

Put Anxiety to Rest

Date:  March 17

Time:  11 AM

Speaker:  Shalawn Leak, LMSW

Location:  Raices Astoria Senior Center

21-31 30th Drive

Astoria, New York 11102

If you suffer from anxiety, please don’t miss this important program on ways to reduce and cope with feeling of anxiousness.  This seminar will be conducted by Shalawn Leak who is a licensed social worker with over 13 years of experience.  She works with individuals and families as part of an interdisciplinary team at Mount Sinai Queens Physicians Associates.

Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer

Date:  March 23

Time:  7 PM

Speaker:  Dr. George Tsioulias, MD, PhD

Location:  Crescent Tower, Community Room

23-22 30th Road

Astoria, New York 11102

Free colon cancer screening for eligible participants.  Presented in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.  Dr. Tsioulias is director of surgical oncology and director of breast cancer screening program at Mount Sinai Queens.  He is also the president of the Hellenic Medical Society.

Refreshments will be served

Nutrition for Older Adults

Date:  March 24

Time:  11 AM

Speaker:  Connie Yau

Location:  Steinway Senior Center

20-43 Steinway Street

Astoria, New York 11105

Connie Yau, registered dietitian and clinical nutrition from Mount Sinai will be the guest speaker. S She will speak about the latest thinking on diet modification in order to prevent and manage heart disease, high cholesterol, diabetes, osteoporosis and stress as we get older.   Connie also teaches healthy cultural cooking to seniors.

Save your Vision

Date:  March 31

Time:  11:30 AM

Speaker:  Dr. Chad Haller

Location:  Crescent Tower Community ROom

23-22 39th Road

Astoria, New York 11102

Lunch will be served

Registration required

Dr. Haller will conduct this seminar to show you how to take care of your eyes and preserve your vision.  He is board-certified ophthalmologist with over 10 years experience and has been affiliated with Mount Sinai – Queens for many years.

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