Events

February
16
4:00pm-5:00pm
Your heart beats over 100,000 times per day, pumping approximately 1.5 gallons of blood every minute. Join us for this session on general heart health, including a discussion of practical and effective tools to avoid, reduce and manage heart health during the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series with the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library. Tracy K. Paul, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Tracy Paul is a faculty member at Weill Cornell Medicine. She practices general cardiology, critical care cardiology and echocardiography. Her clinical interests include valvular heart disease, post-myocardial infarction care, women’s cardiovascular health and health care disparities. In addition to seeing patients in her outpatient clinic, she provides inpatient care in the cardiac care unit, the cardiac telemetry unit and the consultative cardiology service. Dr. Paul is a member of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. She speaks Spanish, as well.
February
17
4:00pm-5:00pm
Registration required. Virtual event. It is estimated that between 50 and 70 million Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder, hindering daily functioning and adversely affecting health and longevity. With approximately 90 distinct sleep disorders, what can go wrong, and what should we do about it. Join us for a sleep health presentation as part of the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series in partnership with the St. Agnes Library. Daniel Barone, MD is the Associate Medical Director of the Weill Cornell Center for Sleep Medicine and an Associate Professor of Clinical Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Barone specializes in the evaluation and management of patients with all forms of sleep disorders including sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, and narcolepsy. Dr. Barone is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Neurology and Sleep Medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Neurology, and is a fellow of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Barone's first book, “Let’s Talk About Sleep,” was published in January 2018, followed by his second book, "The Story of Sleep: From A to Zzzz," in January 2023.
March
8
5:30pm-6:30pm
REGISTRATION REQUIRED hybrid event Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke, with approximately 610,000 of these being first or new strokes. Nearly 1 in 4 strokes are in people who have had a previous stroke. Join us for a discussion on the different types of stroke, stroke prevention, treatment, and steps to take if you think you or someone you know is having a stroke during the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series in partnership with the Webster Library. Alexander Merkler, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Merkler is board certified in Neurology and Neurocritical Care. He is an expert in stroke and acute brain and spine injury. Dr. Merkler has authored more than 100 publications in peer reviewed medical journals on neurological disorders, and also serves as a peer reviewer for several medical journals including JAMA, Neurology, Stroke, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Circulation, and Hypertension. Dr. Merkler is currently funded by a Career Development Award from the American Heart Association and a Weill Cornell Medicine Grant to study the neurological complications of COVID-19. This session will be offered simultaneously, both in-person at Webster Library (1465 York Avenue) as well as virtually via GoogleMeet. Dr. Merkler will be presenting on-site at the library.
March
22
4:00pm-5:00pm
What factors should we consider when picking a personal dietary approach? How should we be incorporating exercise into our healthy lifestyle? Join us for a seminar to break down the different components that make up our diets, and discuss information on common ailments of our GI health during the Weill Cornell Medicine Wellness Series in partnership with the Harry Belafonte 115th Street Library. Carolyn Newberry, M.D., is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr. Newberry’s primary clinical and research interests lie in defining the relationship between GI, nutrition and obesity. She has published multiple review papers and original articles examining diet’s role in treating common gastrointestinal diseases, the link between malnutrition and gut pathology, and optimal therapy for obesity management.

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