Strong Women, Strong Hearts

A FREE Day of Education, Entertainment and Indulgence

SAVE THE DATE and join us for a free day of education, entertainment and indulgence. The event will include health screenings, exercise, nutritional information, heart-healthy tastings, reiki therapy, massage, yoga, meditation and local vendors with jewelry, foods and more!

Expert presentations include (note: 3 opportunities for each of 3 programs - 10:00 am, 12 noon, and 2:00 pm):

A: Women and Heart Disease- A Comprehensive Review (session repeats at 12 noon and 2 pm)

Join the experts to discuss prevention of heart disease in women as well as congestive heart failure, aortic aneurysms, carotid stenosis, peripheral arterial disease, and more. Learn how symptoms may differ from men and how that may cause an under diagnosis in women.

Luna Bhatta, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Heart Rhythm Center and Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab
Robert Carhart, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine
Michael Costanza, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery and Radiology

B: Vulnerability and Strength: Integrating and Expressing Both- Focusing on the 4 Pillars of Wellness (session repeats at 12 noon and 2 pm)

Are Women stressed by being boxed into the small space that exists in either being “strong” or being “weak and vulnerable”? Learn the answer and learn how addressing the “4 Pillars” of Nutrition, Physical Exercise, Stress Management, and Spiritual Wellness can help keep you heart and your life in better health.

Kaushal Nanavati, MD, Director of Integrative Medicine, Upstate Cancer Center; Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Upstate Medical University
Andrew Heffner, JD, Certified Life Coach

C: Non-Traditional Health and Healing (session repeats at 12 noon and 2 pm)

Staying calm and managing stress is a gift to the heart! Learn about the healing nature of our foods, how the healing process is aided by creativity, the heart healthy benefits of physical activity, and how breathing exercises like those in Hatha yoga can improve symptoms related to stress.
(Hatha yoga discussion only at 10:00 am program; benefits from exercise only at 12 noon and 2 pm programs)

Mike Gillespie, PhD, Associate Dean, SUNY Empire State College
Peggy Lynn, MA, Professor, SUNY Empire State College
Jennifer Orlowski, ND, Doctor of Naturopathy
Marie Pennucci, MA, Professor, SUNY Empire State College

Register online, or call Upstate Connect at 315-464-8668.

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