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Vol. 4, Issue 5
May 2016
Connecting the Community to the Latest in Rehabilitation, News and Events

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In Photos: Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race & Walk
Should You Have a Speech or Hearing Assessment?
Upcoming Spring Events at Burke
Free Blood Pressure Screenings in Honor of Stroke Awareness Month
Thank You to All of Burke's Outstanding Nurses
Montefiore CEO Named to List of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives & Leaders
The Benefits of Growing a Vegetable Garden
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Burke’s Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Program treats many conditions, including: Angina, Cardiac valve repair or replacement, Coronary angioplasty and/or stenting, Coronary artery bypass surgery, Myocardial infarction (heart attack), and heart failure.
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In Photos: Heels & Wheels 5K Road Race & Walk
The athletes who took part in Burke’s annual Heels & Wheels 5K this past Sunday weren’t about to let a little rain slow them down. In fact, this year’s group was our biggest to date, with over 120 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes coming out for the race...
Should You Have a Speech or Hearing Assessment?
May is Better Hearing and Speech Month, and Burke is spotlighting the importance of early detection and treatment for communication disorders in older adults. Today, an estimated 42 million Americans have some type of communication disorder...
Upcoming Spring Events at Burke
Spring is a busy time at Burke, as we say goodbye to the dreary winter and welcome the warmer weather back to our beautiful, 61-acre campus. There are a variety of different events happening over the next couple of months, both on campus and throughout Westchester. Here’s a quick rundown of what...
Free Blood Pressure Screenings in Honor of Stroke Awareness Month
Did you know…someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds? While that’s a sobering statistic, there is some good news: About 80% of strokes are preventable, according to the American Stroke Association...
Thank You to All of Burke's Outstanding Nurses
Today is the start of National Nurses Week, which runs from May 6 – May 12 every year. Burke wants to take a moment to thank all of our nurses, who do an outstanding job every day of helping Burke’s patients make their fullest possible recovery from a life-changing illness or injury.
Montefiore CEO Named to List of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives & Leaders
Burke has been a member of the Montefiore Health System, Inc. since January 2016. With this new partnership, we’d like to highlight the great work and news coming out of the system—which also includes White Plains Hospital, Montefiore New Rochelle and Montefiore Mount Vernon—that is important...
The Benefits of Growing a Vegetable Garden
There is no comparison between the taste of a garden fresh tomato and a grocery store bought one that's devoid of flavor. The nature of the American food system is that grocery store produce has often been grown hundreds of miles away, meaning it can be days between harvest and your table.
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• Aphasia Awareness Month
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