November is national COPD Awareness Month and as part of CarePoint Health’s ongoing community education series, is holding a free seminar on managing heart or lung disease as part of its Lunch & Learn Series on Thursday, November 15 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Christ Hospital in Jersey City.
The seminar, which is free and open to the public, will feature medical experts in the heart, lung and nutrition fields sharing ways to better manage congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). A heart-healthy lunch will also be served.
“Ensuring that those who have heart or lung disease are properly educated on how to manage it is important, especially given the significant number of those in New Jersey who suffer from COPD and heart failure,” said Marie Duffy, chief hospital executive at Christ Hospital. “Education is key to them being able to exert more control over their symptoms through better understanding of their disease and the role nutrition plays.”
The CDC estimates that more than 451,000 New Jerseyans, or 5.1 percent of the population, struggled with COPD in 2016, while heart disease and stroke, according to the New Jersey Department of Health, are the leading and third leading causes of death for men and women in New Jersey respectively. Heart failure affects nearly 6 million Americans.
“Our Lunch and Learn series presents the perfect opportunity to ensure our patients have the knowledge and resources they need to successfully manage their heart and lung diseases,” said Dr. Tucker Woods, chief medical officer of Christ Hospital. “We encourage all members of the community to take advantage of these free seminars that can help them take steps toward healthier living.”
The seminar will be held in Staff Rooms A and B at Christ Hospital, located at 176 Palisade Ave. in Jersey City.
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CarePoint Health brings quality, patient-focused health care to Hudson County. Combining the resources of three area hospitals, Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital in Jersey City, and Hoboken University Medical Center, CarePoint Health provides a new approach to deliver health care that puts the patient front and center. CarePoint leverages a network of top doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose expertise and attentiveness work together to provide complete coordination of care, from the doctor’s office to the hospital to the home. Patients benefit from the expertise and capabilities of a broad network of leading specialists and specialized technology. And at CarePoint Health, all medical professionals emphasize preventive medicine and focus on educating patients to make healthy life choices. For more information on its facilities, partners and services, visit www.carepointhealth.org.