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Lenox Hill Hospital Presents PIX11 Health & Wellness Expo

Saturday, October 27 from 11AM-5PM

WHAT: Lenox Hill Hospital and PIX11 are bringing together top experts in the health and wellness fields for an all-day, all-ages expo.

Through the use of classes, demonstrations, seminars and hands-on experience, PIX11 will provide a day of information and entertainment that the whole family will enjoy. The event will bring together a variety of doctors, nutritionists, sports and fitness specialists, wellness celebrities and authors, plus vendor booths and health/wellness screenings.

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2012
             11 AM – 5PM

WHO: Host: Dr. Steve Salvatore, of the nationally syndicated program “Dr. Steve.”

Fitness superstar/Tae Bo creator Billy Blanks: Real Housewives of New Jersey stars Kathy Wakile and Richard Wakile: daytime talk show host Bill Cunningham: Jodi Applegate, Mr. G, Kaity Tong, Sukanya Krishnan, Tamsen Fadal, Lionel, Linda Church, Lisa Mateo, Greg Mocker, Dan Mannarino, Mario Diaz and more!

WHERE: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

Program

As the presenting sponsor, Lenox Hill Hospital will present a series of seminars:

"Healthy Body, Healthy Brain" - Rafael Ortiz, MD
The health of the brain affects everything we do. This lecture is designed to help families better understand the link between diet, exercise and vascular brain health. Dr. Rafael Alexander Ortiz, Director of the newly created Center for Stroke and Neuro-Endovascular Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital will offer healthy tips and discuss new endovascular procedures being offered at Lenox Hill Hospital for the first time in hospital history. 

"Sports Injuries in the Young Athlete" - Marc S. Kowalsky, MD 
Overuse and lack of adequate education on injury prevention, are major factors contributing to the escalating rate of youth sports injuries. This lecture will address overuse and trauma sports injuries in children. 

"Conquering Depression in Older Adults" - Jerome Kogan, PsyD 
Depression is a common problem in older adults. The symptoms of depression can affect every aspect of your life, including your energy, appetite, sleep, interest in work, hobbies, and relationships. Learn to recognize the sign of this debilitating illness and find out about effective treatments. 

"Six Dangers at Home Which You May Not Have Planned For" Tamara Kuittinen, MD 
Dr. Kuittinen, Director of Medical Education, Department of Emergency Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital. She will discuss how prevention is key to keeping children safe. Hear of the dangers that are within your home and learn how to prevent an unintentional injury to your child. 

Halloween Safety - Catherine Blotiau, “ Safe Kids” Coordinator 
Only one third of parents talk to their children yearly about Halloween safety. Learn about pedestrian safety, safe Halloween costumes and how to prevent choking incidents. 

"Women & Heart Disease: What We Know & What We Can Do" Suzanne Steinbaum, DO
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among women in the United States.Learn how to reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. Become empowered with just a little knowledge and prevention tips. Dr. Steinbaum is an attending cardiologist and Director of Women and Heart Disease of Lenox Hill Hospital. 

"Integrative Health: From Acupuncture to Yoga" Robert Graham, MD 
A brief overview of alternative therapies currently offered and a discussion of its integration into our current healthcare model. Dr. Graham is the Associate Program Director of Ambulatory Care at Lennox Hill Hospital. 

"Living with Arthritis: How to Maintain an Active Lifestyle" - John Cooper, MD 
An estimated 50 million adults in the United States have been told by a doctor that they have some form of arthritis, which can often limit their ability to perform simple activities of daily living. Dr. H. John Cooper, will review various risk factors and symptoms of arthritis and discuss the latest treatment modalities. 

The PIX11 Health & Wellness Expo is open to the public. For less than the cost of a doctor's visit ($15 in advance at www.pix11.com/expo, $20 on site, children 11 years and under free) attendees will have the opportunity to meet leading doctors, medical experts, health practitioners and celebrity fitness experts.

Please visit www.pix11.com/expo for detailed information on seminars, fitness classes and to purchase tickets.