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Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital to Host Diabetes EXPO at Warwick Town Hall Nov. 9

Center for Diabetes Education at
St. Anthony Community Hospital to Host Diabetes EXPO at Warwick Town Hall Nov. 9

Program to feature informative presentations by guest physician specialists

WARWICK – (Oct. 24) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 20 million Americans have diabetes, six million of whom are unaware they have the disease.

On Saturday, November 9, the Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital invites the community to its first annual Diabetes Expo to be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Warwick Town Hall, 132 Kings Highway in Warwick. NY.

The upcoming event is aimed at raising awareness about this disease and providing access to educational materials and resources. The Expo will include information provided by the Center for Diabetes Education as well as vendors and sponsors.

A highlight of the Expo will be informative presentations by four physicians affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital, all Board Certified in their specialties, on treating and living with Diabetes.

The first speaker, beginning at 11 a.m., will be Dr. Seth Hurwitz, who will give a presentation on, “Diabetes and your heart.”

Dr. Hurwitz is a cardiologist certified by the National Board of Echocardiography, the Board of Nuclear Cardiology, and the American Board of Internal Medicine with a subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease. 

At 12 noon, Dr. Nicholas Belasco will discuss, “Exercise and Diabetes.”

Dr. Belasco is Board Certified in Family and Sports Medicine and is a Certified Impact Consultant. He serves as Director of the Bon Secours Concussion Management Program, which he created and developed. 

“Medications to treat Diabetes,” will be the topic of the 1 p.m. presentation by Dr. Yuriy Gurevich,

who is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism.

The final presentation at 2 p.m., “Diabetes and Your Kidneys,” will be given by Sergio Obligado, M.D., a Board Certified Physician in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology.

Dr. Obligado had been named Nephrology Teaching Fellow of the Year during his Fellowship Program at New York University School of Medicine.

“The purpose of the Expo, “said Certified Diabetes Educator Lourdes Braadt, RN, “is to provide the community with information on diabetes from the experts. Information on current tools used to manage diabetes will be available as well. It is important for those with diabetes not only to be aware of the complications that can develop from diabetes but also to learn how these complications can be prevented. Being informed helps us to make better choices. As a community we need to reverse the diabetes trend. Each one of us has the responsibility to make healthy choices and encourage our family members to make them as well.”

The Center for Diabetes Education at St. Anthony Community Hospital offers a series of classes for all patients who have been recently diagnosed with diabetes or those who demonstrate poorly controlled diets. During group or individual sessions, clinical instructors offer initial assessment, emotional support and will seek to help patients achieve a better understanding of the disease. They will show their patients how to live a normal and productive life with diabetes and how to control the disease through diet and exercise.

For more information about the Center for Diabetes Education or the Expo, call 845-987-5168 or visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

About Bon Secours Charity Health System

Bon Secours Charity Health System comprises Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Suffern, New York, and two community hospitals, Bon Secours Community Hospital in Port Jervis, New York, and St. Anthony Community Hospital in Warwick, New York. Bon Secours Charity Health System also includes a certified home health agency, two long-term care facilities, an assisted living/adult home facility, and several other off-site medical programs.

The Health System, which draws its name from its two Catholic sponsors—the Sisters of Bon Secours and the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth—serves nearly 1 million people. With more than 3,400 employees, the Health System is one of the region’s largest employers. For more information, visit bschs.bonsecours.com.

Bon Secours Charity Health System is a member of the Bon Secours Health System, a national Catholic system with a strong reputation and robust commitment to bringing compassion to healthcare and serving those in need.

About Bon Secours Health System

Bon Secours Health System, headquartered in Marriottsville, MD, a $3.5 billion not-for-profit Catholic health system, owns, manages or joint ventures 19 acute-care hospitals, one psychiatric hospital, five nursing care facilities, four assisted living facilities and 14 home care and hospice programs. Bon Secours’ more than 21,000 employees help people in six states: Maryland, Virginia, Florida, New York, South Carolina, and Kentucky. Visit www.bshsi.org for more information.

                                                           

PHOTOS:

A highlight of the Expo will be informative presentations by four physicians affiliated with St. Anthony Community Hospital, all Board Certified in their specialties, on treating and living with Diabetes.

4 photos of physicians:


Dr. Nicholas Belasco

Dr. Yuriy Gurevich

Dr. Seth Hurwitz

Sergio Obligado




BREAKOUT:

Expo Vendors and Sponsors:

Novo Nordisk
ShopRite
Animas, maker of insulin pumps
PriceChopper
Medtronic, maker of insulin pumps
Pennings Farm and Market
Sanofi Aventis
Ochs Farm
Lilly
Maskers Farm
Dr. Ramon Rivera- weight loss surgery
Carmella Decker -gluten free food

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