Stress and the cancer connection: de-stressing for better health

All women could use a little less stress in their lives. Since stress is a risk factor for many types of chronic conditions, it’s especially important to bring down your stress levels to stay healthy.  Learning how to lower your stress levels can improve your health.  The Imbert Cancer Center and the Katz Institute for Women’s Health have teamed up to host a free public event on Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 440 East Main St. in Bay Shore, to provide community members with practical ways to de-stress.

Held at the Imbert Cancer Center, the seminar, “Stress and the Cancer Connection: De-stressing for Better Health,” will include a panel of experts in these fields: breast surgery, social work, yoga and obstetrics and gynecology.

The seminar will cover:  stress and how it affects your mind and body; techniques to manage stress, including yoga, meditation, mindfulness, time management, as well as local resources to access places that provided these programs; and how aromatherapy – using essential oils – can be helpful.

Presenters for the events are:

  • Benjamin Schwartz, MD, chairman, OB/GYN, Southside Hospital; and regional director, OB/GYN, Northwell Health Eastern Region.
  • Melissa Fana, MD, chief of breast surgery, Southside Hospital
  • Andrea Moullin-Heddle, LCSW, social worker
  • Tina Conroy, RMT, ERYT-200, yoga instructor, Northwell Health’s Center for Wellness and Integrative Health

    Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. To register for this event, please visit or call 855-850-KIWH (5494).

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Betty Olt
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