First Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Walk Raises Thousands for Research

Vol. 16, No. 1
Winter 2006

  • Winthrop's Bariatric Surgery Program Leaves Lives Forever Changed

  • Bariatric Surgery Procedure

  • Angioplasty Proceduresat Winthrop Ranked at the Top by NY State's Health Department

  • Singapore Doctors and Hospital Leaders Tour Winthrop's Cardiac Care Facilities

  • Pulmonary Rehab Programis Step in Right Direction for Lung Disease Patient

  • First Annual Pulmonary Hypertension Walk Raises Thousands for Research

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Center Celebrates Grand Opening of New,Larger Facility

  • Winthrop's Diabetes Education Program Once Again Merits ADA Recognition

  • Annual Check-Up Catches Early-Stage Tumor, Minimally Invasive Procedure Spares Kidney

  • Winthrop First to Perform Spinal Radiosurgery with CyberKnife

  • ASU Tours Help Young Patients Prepare for Surgery

  • An Elegant Evening of Celebration & Charity

  • The Guardian Society Thinking Ahead for Your Future and Winthrop's

  • Syde Hurdus Foundation Supports Endoscopy Center and Research

  • Treiber Family Gives in Memory of Their Son

  • First Annual "Evening of Tasting & Giving" Raises Thousands

  • Cardiac Surgeon and Family Donate in Support of Heart Surgery Center Construction

  • Auxilians Once Again Join Hands to Help Pediatrics

  • "Extend the Holidays" Toy Drive Keeps Smiles Going

  • The Pat Lyons Foundation

  • "Family Sunday" Created for Cancer Center for Kids' Patients

  • Jay's World Foundation Furthers Support of Winthrop's Pediatric Facilities

  • Williston Park Rotary Lends Support for Cancer Survivors' Program

  • Winthrop Welcomes 2006 Golf Tournament Co-Chairs

  • Garden City Resident Celebrates Birthday by Helping Young Patients

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  • More than 125 walkers braved the dreary weather to participate.

    Adam Hurewitz, MD, Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, and Medical Director, Pulmonary Hypertension Center, Winthrop, gave an inspirational speech prior to the walk.
    A debilitating, life-threatening illness with no cure, pulmonary hypertension (PH)--high blood pressure in the lungs--results in the production of progressive breathlessness.

    The first event of its kind in the northeast, the walk attracted more than 125 participants, including patients and their friends and family members.

    "It was a tremendous success," said Mary Bartlett, Nurse Practitioner, Winthrop Pulmonary Hypertension Center, and co-leader of the Long Island Pulmonary Hypertension Association Support Group. "In addition to raising money for research, the walk-a-thon raised awareness of this serious, but treatable, disease."

    For more information about the diagnosis and treatment of PH, or Winthrop's Pulmonary Hypertension Center, call (516) 663-2834.

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