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Winthrop-University Hospital Sponsors Free Lecture for Women “Taking Her Breath Away” - Archived
October 24, 2013

Winthrop-University Hospital’s Inspiring Women educational program will offer a free seminar, “Taking Her Breath Away” on Thursday, November 14, 2013, at 7 PM. The program will be held at the Mineola Community Center, 155 Washington Avenue in Mineola (one block south of Jericho Turnpike, between Mineola Boulevard and Willis Avenue), and will provide the latest information on sleep problems, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and tobacco cessation, including how to deal with these issues.

Christina Valsamis, MD, an Attending Physician in Sleep Medicine will explain “Sleep – The Lack of It: How It Affects Your Quality of Life.” Grace Trimmer, MSN, RN, COPD Care Coordinator, will address “I Have COPD…Now What?” and Grace Rowan, MSN, RN, Community Outreach Educator will discuss “Smoking…How Do I Give It Up?” A question and answer period will be included with each topic.

Parking is adjacent to the building. Additional parking is available across the street in a metered lot. Admission is free, but seating is limited and reservations are required. To reserve a seat, please call (516) 663-3916.

The seminar is being offered as part of Winthrop’s Inspiring Women™ community education series, the wellness initiative which is dedicated to the health and well-being of women of all ages. For information about Inspiring Women events or other wellness programs sponsored by the Hospital, please call 1-866-WINTHROP or visit

Contact: Karen Tripmacher 
Assistant Director 
Community Relations & Special Projects
(516) 663-2234