On April 16th from 11:00-1:00pm, Kingsbrook will be providing free screenings
and education about BMI and Obesity. The screening event will take place
in the Briger lobby easily accessed on Winthrop Street between Schenectady
Avenue and 49th Street. No appointment is needed.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement of a person’s weight with
respect to his or her height. It is more of an indicator than a direct
measurement of a person’s total body fat. Overweight is a BMI of
27.3 or more for women and 27.8 or more for men. Obesity is a BMI of 30
or more for either sex (about 30 pounds overweight).
In central Brooklyn, obesity is higher than in the Brooklyn overall, with
the instances for diabetes, heart disease and stroke being higher in this
region as well. Kingsbrook’s BMI screening helps educate participants
about where they falling within these metrics and how these related conditions
“Obesity is a precursor to a number of chronic diseases that are
preventable,” says Enid Dillard, Director of Marketing and Public
Affairs at Kingsbrook. “Diabetes, heart disease and stroke are all
in this category and can be avoided by maintaining weight and staying
aware of our personal health indicators.”
The Best Health School provides early detection and education for the community
year-round, providing CPR training and wellness education such as diabetes
prevention, heart care, stroke care, pain management and medication management
to name a few. For more information on our monthly screening schedule
for 2018, visit our website at
www.kingsbrook.org under Community Programs & Events or call 718-604-5062.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center is a 769-bed teaching Medical. Centers
of Excellence Include: the Neurosciences Institutes providing care in
General Neurology, Rehab and Stroke care, 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 and the Bone
& Joint Center providing care in Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine.
Other specialty areas include: Emergency Services, Ambulatory Surgery
and a Certified Non-Invasive Vascular Laboratory, as well as a 466-bed
Adult and Pediatric long term care facility, Rutland Nursing Home. 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.