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The Center for Asian Health at Saint Barnabas Medical Center to Hold Chinese Health & Wellness Fair

04/04/2016

The Center for Asian Health at Saint Barnabas Medical Center will be holding a Chinese Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 23 from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave, Livingston, NJ 07039. The Wellness Fair is a free community event with physician talks, health screenings, and demonstrations.

“At Saint Barnabas Medical Center, we are committed to providing high quality, safe and culturally sensitive care to our patients and their families,” states Stephen P. Zieniewicz, FACHE, President and CEO, Saint Barnabas Medical Center. “This Wellness Fair will address the specific health needs of our Chinese community,” he continued.

As a national leader in addressing Hepatitis B, the Center for Asian Health will be offering free Hepatitis B screenings. Su Wang, MD, MPH, Medical Director, The Center for Asian Health, is a national advocate in raising awareness and promoting testing for Hepatitis B. She will be speaking about the importance of Hepatitis B screening and will share results from a community program. Chronic Hepatitis B infection has a disproportionate impact on the Asian population and is the leading cause of liver cancer worldwide. Though the majority of the world is considered endemic for Hepatitis B, this disease has received little attention and up to 2 out 3 of those infected have not been diagnosed.

“In New Jersey, many people have never been tested and do not realize that they have chronic Hepatitis B. Because it can lead to liver cancer, early diagnosis and care is so important, states Dr. Wang.

The Tzu Chi Foundation has partnered with Saint Barnabas Medical Center to assist with the logistics of the day and provide volunteers for the Wellness Fair. “We appreciate the support of the Tzu Chi Foundation and all of their members who have volunteered to assist us at the Wellness Fair,” states Mr. Zieniewicz. “Saint Barnabas Medical Center is a healthcare leader in this region. By working together, we are able to address the health needs of our community,” said Jackson Chen, Executive Director, Mid-Atlantic Region of Tzu Chi Foundation

Along with the health lectures listed below, there will be the following free screenings:

  • Blood Pressure
  • Body Mass Index/Body Fat
  • Skin Cancer
  • Balance Screening
  • Vision Screening
  • Lung Cancer Assessment
  • Bone Density Heel Screening

Time

Title

Speaker

9:00am

Colorectal Health

Dr. Renee Huang, Colorectal Surgeon

9:30am

Concussions Across the Lifespan

Diana Toto, Program Director, MJM III Health Assessment Center for Athletes

10:00am

Hepatitis B and Liver Health

Dr. Su Wang, Medical Director, Center for Asian Health

10:30am

Relationships and Your Mental Health

Pei Hsu, PhD Psychologist

11:00am

Health Insurance: Medicare, Medicaid & the Insurance Marketplace

Frank Winters and Jerry Zee, CMS

11:30am

When to Go to the Emergency Room

Dr. Peter Lee, Emergency Room Physician

12:00pm

Common Gastrointestinal Conditions in Asians

Dr. Larry Siu, Gastroenterologist

1:00pm

So You Want to Be a Physician?

Panel discussion of physicians and medical students

10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm

Breast Cancer: Screening and Prevention

Dr. Janet Yeh

9:30am

What You Need to Know About Heart Health

Dr. Sarah Fan, Cardiologist

9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm

Be Smart About Your Medications

Kevin Chen, Pharmacist

11:30am

Healthy Eating, Healthy You

Nicole Cerillo, Celiac Center

Numerous physicians will also be available to meet and speak with the community members. These physicians have expertise in Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Anesthesiology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, and Hepatology. In addition, there will be a cooking demonstration, The Burn Center Fire Safety Truck and much more.

For more information about the Wellness Fair, contact the Center for Asian Health at Saint Barnabas Medical Center at 973.322.6888 or email asianhealth@barnabashealth.org. The Wellness Fair will be held at the Barnabas Health Ambulatory Care Center, 200 South Orange Ave., Livingston, NJ 07039.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Since 1865, Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), New Jersey’s oldest nonsectarian hospital, has worked to exceed our community’s highest expectations for compassionate, comprehensive health care. The 597-bed institution is one of the largest health care providers in the state, treating more than 33,000 inpatients and more than 95,000 Emergency Department patients each year. The Medical Center and the Saint Barnabas Ambulatory Care Center provide treatment and services for more than 300,000 outpatient visits annually. Saint Barnabas Medical Center has long been recognized as a leader in providing the highest level of patient care—delivering nearly 6,000 babies annually which is one of the largest programs in the state, caring for more newly diagnosed cancer patients, creating breakthroughs in the field of infertility, and providing more than 100 medical and surgical specialty and subspecialty services.

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