Talk and Walk with a Doc 

Free Wellness Wednesdays Series via Zoom

 

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Over 50? Many health issues can sneak up on you! 6 in 10 adults have at least one chronic disease and 4 in 10 have two or more. The good news is that many of the conditions can be avoided in the first place or better managed with simple diet and exercise changes. If these conditions are caught early and treated promptly, you can prevent complications that are more serious in the future.
 
Join AARP Long Island and its partner the Long Island Health Collaborative to learn more about the actions you can take now to live a healthier life for good. Talk with a Doc is a series of FREE virtual Zoom events, held every other Thursday at 11 AM throughout May, June, and July 2022. AARP membership not required.
 
The program will culminate in August with in-person walks with doctors on Long Island. You must register to reserve your spots.
 
Talk with a Doc: Health Benefits of Walking the Dog

Wednesday, May 4 at 11 a.m.

Dr. Maria Basile, President of the Suffolk County Medical Society, will talk about how walking remains one of the best forms of exercise and research shows that owning a dog increases the likelihood of sticking to a walking regimen.
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Talk with a Doc | Diabetes: What You Need to Know
Wednesday, May 18 at 11 a.m.
Primary care Dr. Keasha Guerrier of Northwell Health, explains easy steps you can take to better manage your diabetes or even prevent its onset.
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Talk with a Doc: Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Wednesday, June 1 at 11 a.m.
Neuropsychologist Dr. Christopher Christodoulou of Stony Brook Medicine’s Center of Excellence for Alzheimer’s Disease will discuss the newest treatments for these neurological conditions.
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Talk with a Doc: Heart Disease and High Blood Pressure
Wednesday, June 15 at 11 a.m.
Cardiologist Dr. Louise Spadaro of Catholic Health will talk about simple ways to keep your blood pressure under control and your heart healthy. 
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Talk with a Doc: Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Wednesday, June 29 at 11 a.m.
Join Dr. Stelios Koutsoumbelis, an orthopedic spinal surgeon, of Catholic Health to learn more about the advancements in orthopedic care and what simple measures you can take in your daily life to keep your joints nimble and bones strong.
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Talk with a Doc: Breathe! Asthma, Bronchitis, and COPD
Wednesday, July 13 at 11 a.m.
Dr. Robert Schreiber of Catholic Health, who specializes in critical care medicine and pulmonary disease, will talk about how you can learn to breathe easier and the emerging science behind environmental factors that affect the pulmonary system. 
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Walk Safe with a Doc (in-person event)
Saturday, August 6 at 11 a.m.
Join Dr. Keasha Guerrier of Northwell Health at Suffolk County’s Belmont Lake State Park.
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Walk Safe with a Doc (in-person event)
Saturday, August 13 at 11 a.m.
Join Dr. Stelios Koutsoumbelis of Mount Sinai South Nassau Hospital at Nassau County’s Jones Beach State Park. Register Here

Questions? Email Brooke Oliveri, Manager of the LIHC at boliveri@nshc.org or call 631-963-4167.

These virtual presentations do not provide medical advice.  The information, including but not limited to, copy content, graphics, images and other material contained in this virtual presentation are for informational purposes only.  No material covered in these presentations are intended to be a substitute for your own professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.  Always seek advice and visit your own physician and/or other qualified health care provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you may have learned in these presentations.  This is not an AARP event.