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September Health Events in LIC/Astoria


Hope everyone had a great summer. It’s back to school time for the kids but for us adults its time to think about our health and well-being.  Below are some health prevention events in Long Island City and Astoria, Queens, New York.

An Ounce of Prevention

September 14 – Wednesday

11 AM

Location:  Raices Health Center

Location:  21-21 30th Drive

Astoria, New York

Speaker:  Edgar Venegas

Take positive steps to prevent and manage high cholesterol, diabetes, and hypertension

Dr. Edgar Venegas is board certified in family medicine.  He is an attending physician at Family Health Associates and speaks fluent Spanish.

This seminar will be conducted  in English and Spanish

Healthy and Delicious

September 15 – Thursday

9 AM

Location:  9-18 27th Avenue, 2nd Floor

Long Island City, New York

Speaker:  Diane Calandra, MS, RD

Learn how to shop for healthy ingredients and prepare delicious and nutritious meals your family will love.

Registration is suggested

To register, call 718-267-4333

Diane Calandras is a registered dietician at Mount Sinai Queens

Laparoscopic Gallbladder Surgery

September 20 – Tuesday

11 AM

Location:  Catherine Sheridan Senior Center

35-24 83rd Street

Jackson Heights, New York

Speaker:  Rodrigo Sequeira, MD

Find out about the latest advances in minimally invasive gallbladder surgery using laproscopic visualization.

Cholesterol Count! What’s Yours?

September 21 – Wednesday

5:30 – 7 PM

Location:  Physician Associates

27-15 30th Avenue

Astoria, New York

Speaker:  Carol Clare, NP

Have you had your cholesterol checked recently?  If not, come for a free screening.

Registration needed

Call 718-267-4333

Carol Clare is a nurse practitioner and community health educator at Mount Sinai Queens

Hypertension Screenings

September 21 – Wednesday

9-10:30 AM

Location:  Catherine Sheridan Senior Center

35-24 83rd Street

Jackson Heights, New York

Do you know your blood pressure?  If you haven’t had your blood pressure checked, this is a free screening.

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  1. Vantage Properties 09/08/2011 at 1:36 pm

    It is great to see so many health initiatives in Astoria. “Healthy and Delicious” sounds like a great event. We should stop by and grab some dinner ideas from it!