WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (September 6, 2019) — Nearly 20 million Americans have a thyroid condition, and all too often symptoms go unaddressed. In an effort to educate and inform the community on the warning signs of thyroid disorders, White Plains Hospital will be hosting a free lecture and dinner series on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:00pm at the White Plains Hospital Center for Cancer Care.
The event, “The Lowdown on Thyroid Slowdown,” will feature Dr. Stacie Kahan and Dr. Kay Lovig, two endocrine experts, discussing common symptoms relating to thyroid disorders and how to take the first step toward diagnosis and treatment.
The thyroid is a butterfly shaped gland located in the front of the neck. It secretes hormones that regulate a person’s energy level and body warmth and keeps organs and muscles working as they should. Drs. Kahan and Lovig will discuss how any irregularity in the thyroid can result in a number of symptoms ranging from depression, weight gain, fatigue, and distraction, to anxiety and a state of restlessness.
“Well Aware: The Lowdown on Thyroid Slowdown” is the latest in White Plains Hospital’s Well Aware interactive lecture and dinner series. These free events offer the community access to frontline experts in health care and medical research, where they can ask questions and learn about the latest issues impacting their health. Attendance, dinner and parking will be complimentary and all interested parties can RSVP to Aisling Feighery by Wednesday September 11 at AFeighery@wphospital.org.
About White Plains Hospital
White Plains Hospital is a proud member of the Montefiore Health System, serving as its tertiary hub of advanced care in the Hudson Valley. The Hospital is a 292-bed not-for-profit health care organization with the primary mission of providing exceptional acute and preventive medical care to all people who live in, work in or visit Westchester County and its surrounding areas.
Centers of Excellence include the Center for Cancer Care, The William & Sylvia Silberstein Neonatal & Maternity Center and The Ruth and Jerome A. Siegel Stroke Center. The Hospital’s Flanzer Emergency Department is the busiest in Westchester County, with more than 60,000 patient visits a year. White Plains Hospital performs lifesaving emergency and elective angioplasty in its Joan and Alan Herfort, MD, Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory and Marie Promuto Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. White Plains Hospital has outpatient medical facilities across Westchester, including multispecialty practices in Armonk and New Rochelle; and Scarsdale Medical Group locations in Harrison and Scarsdale. The Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and earned its recognition as a Top Performer for Key Quality Measures® in 2015 and 2013. The Hospital received Magnet® designation in 2012 and 2016 from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). In 2014, 2016 and 2018, and 2019, White Plains Hospital received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades®. http://www.wphospital.org.