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New program to help minority, senior women with heart disease

When it comes to hearts, men and women are not created equally. Women who have experienced a heart attack have a higher risk of a subsequent heart attack or death compared with men, according to the American Heart Association. To help women live long and well with heart disease, the Cigna Foundation announced a $100,000 World of Difference grant to New York University College of Nursing to pilot and test Helping Women Help Themselves to Improve Heart Health. The program’s objective is to improve and sustain heart healthy behaviors in racial minority and older women with, or at risk for heart disease, and it will include YMCAs of New York, where support is offered in a community setting. Read more…

Reverse the onset of diabetes with simple lifestyle changes and healthy living programs

Being diagnosed with prediabetes doesn’t have to lead to severe medical complications. With increased awareness and simple lifestyle changes, it’s possible to reverse the track. Programs like the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program have been shown to reduce the number of new cases of type 2 diabetes by 58 percent for individuals with prediabetes. Read more…


Diabetes Prevention Program: YMCA and RUMC team up to offer free 16-week course

The Staten Island YMCA and Richmond University Medical Center have joined forces to extend the reach and increase the success of the YMCA's Diabetes Prevention Program. The Y has offered the 16-week program for a number of years. The partnership with RUMC grew out of a dedication of both institutions to curb the diabetes epidemic on Staten Island. Read more…

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