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Good Samaritan Hospital Helps Women Navigate Healthy Life-Style Choices

September 11th, 2014

Good Samaritan Hospital ishosting its Annual Theresa Patnode Santmann Heart and Soul Symposium,“A Lifetime of Women’s Health,” on Tuesday, October 7, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Venetian Yacht Club in Babylon. This year’s wellness seminar, in honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Breast Health Center at Good Samaritan Hospital, will explore healthy life-style choices and their impact on a woman’s health and well-being. The format features four workshops, with a choice of topic, on the importance of being the best version of yourself, inside and out. Workshops are followed by lunch and keynote presentation –Academy and Award nominated HBO documentary Mondays at Racine–the story of twosisters who open their Long Island salon to offer free services and supportive therapies to those diagnosed with cancer. A portion of a $1 million donation to The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation by Babylon resident Theresa Patnode Santmann underwrites this program.

Workshop topics include:

  • “Listen to Your Heart,” It’s the No. 1 killer of women and is more deadly than all forms of cancer. Learn how you can take charge of your health and reduce your risk of heart disease.
  • “Healthy Habits for a Happy Life,” Nutrition plays different roles during different stages of a woman’s life.
  • “Menopause – Don’t Sweat It,” Midlife is often considered a period of increased risk for depression in women with many reporting mood swings, irritability, tearfulness, anxiety, and feelings of despair in the years leading up to menopause. Learn the steps you can take to manage these and other common mid-life symptoms.
  • “What’s in Your Genes?” We all know that family history plays an important role in our health. Learn more about the role of genetics in your health.


Admission is free but pre-registration is required. For more information and to register, call (631) 376-4444 or visit




Colleen Valdini
Manager, Public and External Affairs
(631) 376-4483