Friday, March 15, 2013


Students, Faculty And Alumni Will Educate The Community About The Importance of Hypertension Screening And The Benefits of Healthy Living

What: Health Fair
When: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 11AM - 2PM
Friday, April 5, 2013, 11AM - 2PM

Where: Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences
151 West 26th Street
New York, New York

The Swedish Institute, College of Health Sciences, is hosting a two-day Health Fair to bring attention to the community about the importance of hypertension screening - the leading cause of heart disease throughout the world.

Representatives from the school be will on-hand to educate the public and offer free screenings and demonstrations. Medical Assistant students will provide on-site blood pressure evaluations, Advanced Personal Training students can perform a fitness test, while a faculty member from the Massage Therapy program will demonstrate massage techniques that can alleviate hypertension.

Using SimMan® technology, nursing faculty will simulate how the body responds during cardiac arrest. Guests will also be able to tour the Surgical Technology lab and learn about the various medical equipment used in an operating room.

“The Swedish Institute educates students to become skilled and compassionate allied health professionals serving the diverse communities of the Greater New York Metropolitan Area”, says Dr. Joseph Balatbat, Director of Education. “We are offering our services to the community in honor of World Health Day, which marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization whose theme for 2013 is high blood pressure”.

Refreshments and informational materials will be offered. All are free and open to the public.

Available for in-person interviews are Peter Neigler, COO/President, Dr. Joseph Balatbat, Director of Education as well as the deans from each of the education programs.