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Kingsbrook Hosts Women's Health Symposium


July 30th, 2015---Brooklyn, NY: Kingsbrook is proud to present its first annual Women's Health Symposium on July 30th from 12:00-3:00pm, featuring physicians, career specialists and community based organizations dedicated to women’s issues. The program will feature the importance of professional and personal balance, stress management and mental health awareness. The event will take place in the Lillian Minkin Ballroom on the medical center campus at 585 Schenectady Avenue bet Winthrop Street and Rutland Road.

Finding one's purpose will be a huge focus also of the symposium. Dr. Janice Emanuel Bunn will share 10 practical steps to discovering one's purpose. “Purpose is the key to discovering why we were placed on this earth, and the essence of one's existence.” She commented. Dr. Emmanuel Bunn is a Kingsbrook Community Leadership Council Chair and a major advocate for community health in Central Brooklyn.

According to the American Institute on Stress, women are twice as likely to experience major depression than men. They are also up to three times more apt to suffer from anxiety disorders or to attempt suicide. More specifically, The 2010 National Institutes of Health study analyzed data from the Study of Women’s Health Across the Nation and found that the cumulative impact of overexposure to stress hormones on black women between the ages of 49-55, takes a toll on the body and contributes to the development or progression of such ailments as “cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, susceptibility to infection, carcinogenesis, and accelerated aging.”

“The combination of being over committed at work, at home and the dynamic of family, makes women's lives very stressful,” says Enid Dillard, director of Marketing & Public Affairs at Kingsbrook." learning how to balance life with the proper tools is key to preserving mental emotional and physical wellness." For more information call us at 718-604-5062.

Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center, celebrating its 90th year, is a 784-bed teaching Medical Center. Centers of Excellence Include: Kingsbrook Rehabilitation Institute offering Physical & Rehabilitative Medicine, including Brooklyn's only New York State approved Traumatic Brain Injury & Coma Recovery Unit, The Comprehensive Behavioral Health Center comprised of Inpatient Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Outpatient Psychiatry, The Bone & Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement/Sports Medicine and the Neurosciences Institute providing care in General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care. Kingsbrook and Rutland Nursing Home are JCAHO certified and not-for-profit members of the Greater New York Hospital Association and the Healthcare Association of New York State.