Health Quest offers Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learns in February

Posted: 1/11/2018

Learn the facts about preventing, detecting and treating many cardiac and vascular diseases during Health Quest’s Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn events in the region throughout February.

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Putnam Hospital Center, Northern Dutchess Hospital and Sharon Hospital will host no-cost, educational luncheons in honor of Heart Month. A nutritious meal will be served while the audience hears from cardiologists about risk factors, advanced treatments, blood pressure guidelines and more. Putnam Hospital and Northern Dutchess will also have nutrition counselors to speak about heart-healthy foods.

Find out how the newly released high blood pressure guidelines from the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association impact you. The new guidelines lower the thresholds of what is considered high blood pressure, labeling millions of additional individuals at risk of a condition that can silently damage the heart, arteries, kidneys and other organs.

Walk away empowered to take better care of your heart. Cardiologists from The Heart Center, a division of Hudson Valley Cardiovascular Practice, P.C., will be the lead presenters.

Seating is limited and fills up quickly. Registration is required. To reserve a seat, visit (TTY: 800-421-1220).


Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn – Poughkeepsie
Noon–1:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 1
Vassar Brothers Medical Center Conference Room B
45 Reade Place, Poughkeepsie
Speaker: Dr. Ethan Gundeck, The Heart Center
Registration: 845-790-9356 or

Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn – Sharon, Conn.
Noon – 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 7
Sharon Hospital Board Conference Room 2
50 Hospital Hill Road, Sharon, Conn.
Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Schaefer, The Heart Center
Registration: 845-554-1734 or

Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn – Carmel
Noon-2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 21
Putnam Hospital Center Michael T. Weber Conference Rooms
670 Stoneleigh Ave., Carmel
Speaker: Dr. Anthony Messina, The Heart Center, and Indrani Dhar, Putnam Hospital Center’s clinical nutrition supervisor
Registration: 845-230-4773 or

Heart-Healthy Lunch and Learn – Rhinebeck
Noon-2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23
Northern Dutchess Hospital Cafeteria Conference Room
6511 Springbrook Ave., Rhinebeck
Speaker: Dr. Douglas Kroll, The Heart Center, and Roufia Payman, Northern Dutchess Hospital’s nutrition counselor
Registration: 845-871-1720 ext. 1 or

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