|John A. Brennan, MD, President & Chief Executive Officer and Darrell K. Terry, Chief Operating Officer, Barbara Mintz, AVP of Wellness, Dr. James Lee and Dr. Wendy Neal, all of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
NEWARK, NJ – February 3, 2012 – Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) will host “The BETH SPORTS MEDICINE AND WELLNESS SCREENING,” a FREE physical and sports screening program for teen and tweens, including athletes 11 to 18 years of age. The physicals, screenings and assessments will be conducted by three well known physicians and wellness expert. The FREE program will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 8 a.m. to noon at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark. Pre-registration is required. Call 973-926-7300 to register.
John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) said, “The physical and screening are part of our community commitment and goal to make sure children are healthy, particularly as they engage in sports and other physical activity.”
James M. Lee, Jr. MD Director of Sports Medicine and Wendy Neal, MD, M.P.H.T.M., Pediatric Residency Program Director and Director of Adolescent Medicine, along with Barbara Mintz, Assistant Vice President of Wellness at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey will conduct the exams and screenings.
“As an orthopedic surgeon, it is important to practice good health and safety at all times,” said Dr. Lee. I encounter obesity and unhealthy lifestyles in all age groups that affect bone and joint health, it’s important to prevent obesity, including in children.”
Each participant will receive a free 1) complete physical and sports screening and 2) Nutrition Assessment and Education for Wellness & Athletic Performance.
Wendy Neal, M.D., M.P.H.T.M., Pediatric Residency Program Director and Director of Adolescent Medicine said, “Given the great number of obese children, it is very important to emphasize that healthy eating is critical for wellness.”
According to program developers, children and adolescents perform better in school, and sports and remain injury-free, when they 1) Eat three meals a day, 2) Choose healthy foods and beverages for snacks, 3) Maintain a healthy body weight, and 4) Exercise daily and correctly.
Ms. Mintz, who developed and oversees wellness and nutrition programs including The Beth Challenge and KidsFit Newark said, “Families should embrace good health and wellness every day – we hope through programs like this, more families will practice good health daily.”
To register for THE BETH SPORTS MEDICINE & WELLNESS SCREENINGS for TWEENS AND TEENS, call 973-926-7300.
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February 4, 2012
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