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[Below] New York Hospital Queens supported the lighting in red of the Unisphere at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park on February 5 in recognition of Heart Month. Joining Assistant Commissioner for Queens Parks Estelle Cooper (third, from right) were State Assemblymember Grace Meng (third, from left) , State Senator Toby Stavisky (fifth, from left), City Councilman Peter Koo (fifth, from right) and hospital staff.
[BELOW] The employees and medical staff of New York Hospital Queens were in red on February 5 as a way to help spread heart health awareness during Heart Month.
February is Heart Month across the U.S., and the need for awareness and action are especially significant in Queens, where heart disease is the number one killer and death rates from heart disease are higher than the national average. According to the most current available data Queens has an average death rate due to heart disease of 288 per 100,000 people, compared to the national average of 217.
To help area residents learn more about their own risk factors and take important steps to avoid heart disease and prevent heart attacks, the Heart & Vascular Center of New York Hospital Queens is sponsoring a month-long series of free, public Healthy Heart presentations, screenings, demonstrations and symposiums throughout Queens.
A detailed calendar of events and information about reservations and locations are available by clicking here or by calling 800-282-6684.
New York Hospital Queens is a member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and is affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University.