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HEALTH QUARTERLY / ADVERTISING SECTION
VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM
Valley Health Lifestyles brings together a wide range of health and fitness services under one roof in Mahwah , providing the right care at the right time in the right setting .

Experience the ‘ Medical Fitness ’ Difference

Heart Health Emergency ... and How to Respond

Would you know what to do if a man or woman at your son ’ s baseball game went into cardiac arrest ? Would you recognize the signs if you were having a heart attack ? A new survey by Valley ’ s cardiovascular affiliate Cleveland Clinic reveals that many Americans aren ’ t sure .

For example , the survey found that while slightly more than half of Americans ( 54 percent ) say they know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation ( CPR ), only one in six know that for adults the recommended technique for bystander CPR consists of just chest compressions , and no breaths . Even fewer — just 11 percent — know that 100 to 120 beats per minute is the correct pace for performing these compressions .

Valley Health System is pleased to announce the opening of Valley Health LifeStyles , a professionally supervised health and fitness facility at the Valley Center for Health and Wellness in Mahwah .

Valley Health LifeStyles is a world-class health and fitness center designed to help members of all ages and fitness levels achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle . Much more than a gym , Valley Health LifeStyles includes an aquatics area with a 25-meter , six-lane lap pool , a leisure / play pool and a warm-water therapy pool ; state-of-the-art fitness equipment , a rock climbing wall , the KidStyles recreation area , sports performance training , a walking and running track , and more . Valley Health LifeStyles opened to members on February 1 . The opening was celebrated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony . Guests included Bergen County Executive James Tedesco , III ; members of the Bergen County Board of Freeholders ; Mahwah Mayor William LaForet and members of the Mahwah Township Council ; and members of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce .
“ Valley recognizes that wellness and prevention are keys to good health ,” said Audrey
In the event of a cardiac arrest , an automated external defibrillator ( AED ) — a lightweight , portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart — can also be a lifesaver . However , according to the Cleveland Clinic survey , only about a quarter ( 27 percent ) of Americans say there is an AED at their workplaces .
Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women , and it is vital that the people closest to those in need know what to do .
“ When someone is having a heart attack , especially if someone suffers a cardiac arrest , time is not on your side ,” said Gerald Sotsky , M . D ., director of the Valley / Cleveland Clinic Affiliation for Valley Health System and chair of Cardiac Services for Valley Medical Group . “ You can ’ t always wait for trained first responders to arrive . Immediate CPR or use of an AED can mean the differ-ence between life and death .”
Meyers , president and CEO of Valley Health System and The Valley Hospital . “ The cornerstone of our Center is Valley Health LifeStyles , a world-class fitness center designed to help everyone achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle .
What sets Valley Health LifeStyles apart from other facilities is the emphasis on “ the medical fitness difference .”
“ As a medical fitness facility , the focus is on the prevention and treatment of disease , illness and injury through regular participation in physical activity , disease management and health education ,” said Robert Silverman , M . D ., medical director of Valley Health LifeStyles .
The Cleveland Clinic survey also found that Americans need additional education in identifying and responding to the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and , in fact , confused stroke and heart attack symptoms . For example , 59 percent falsely identified sudden numbness or weakness of
Dr . Gerald Sotsky
the face , arm or leg as a symptom of a heart attack , and 39 percent thought slurred speech was a symptom of a heart attack .
Most of those surveyed knew that pressure / squeezing in the chest , shortness of breath and pain in one or both arms were typical symptoms , but less than half knew that back
The Valley Center for Health and Wellness is a 75,906-square-foot building located at 1400 MacArthur Blvd in Mahwah . In addition to Valley Health LifeStyles , when fully completed the Center will house a range of health and wellness services including health screenings , a diagnostics laboratory , The Valley Hospital Sports Institute , a Valley Medical Group urgent care center , diagnostic imaging services , community health programs and services , a retail pharmacy , and conference space .
For more information , stop by the Center for Health and Wellness or call 201-389-0839 .
or jaw pain and nausea / vomiting can also be signs of a heart attack . And while most of those surveyed know to call 9-1-1 , only 36 percent know that they should chew an aspirin tablet right away .
“ It is important to listen to your body and , if you think you are experiencing a heart attack , call 9-1-1 and chew and swallow an aspirin , unless you are allergic to aspirin or have been told by your doctor never to take aspirin ,” said Dr . Sotsky . “ Even if you are not sure of your symptoms it is far better to err on the side of caution .”
The Valley Heart and Vascular Institute offers a free , comprehensive risk assessment Cardiac Screening Program for women and men between the ages of 20 and 79 . Call 201-447- 8535 for information or to make an appointment . You may also request an appointment at www . ValleyHeartAndVascular . Com .
Valley also offers CPR training . For fees and the schedule of classes , call 201-291-6100 .
12 Thursday, February 15, 2018 The Record H E A L T H Q U A R T E R L Y / A D V E R T I S I N G S E C T I O N Valley Health Lifestyles brings together a wide range of health and fitness services under one roof in Mahwah, providing the right care at the right time in the right setting. V Experience the ‘Medical Fitness’ Difference alley Health System is pleased to announce the opening of Valley Health LifeStyles, a professionally supervised health and fitness facility at the Valley Center for Health and Wellness in Mahwah. Valley Health LifeStyles is a world-class health and fitness center designed to help members of all ages and fitness levels achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Much more than a gym, Valley Health LifeStyles includes an aquatics area with a 25-meter, six-lane lap pool, a leisure/play pool and a warm-water therapy pool; state-of-the-art fitness equip- ment, a rock climbing wall, the KidStyles recreation area, sports performance training, a walking and running track, and more. Valley Health LifeStyles opened to members on February 1. The opening was celebrated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Guests included Bergen County Executive James Tedesco, III; members of the Bergen County Board of Freeholders; Mahwah Mayor William LaForet and members of the Mahwah Township Council; and members of the Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Valley recognizes that wellness and pre- vention are keys to good health,” said Audrey Meyers, president and CEO of Valley Health System and The Valley Hospital. “The corner- stone of our Center is Valley Health LifeStyles, a world-class fitness center designed to help everyone achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. What sets Valley Health LifeStyles apart from other facilities is the emphasis on “the medical fitness difference.” “As a medical fitness facility, the focus is on the prevention and treatment of disease, illness and injury through regular participation in physical activity, disease management and health education,” said Robert Silverman, M.D., medical director of Valley Health LifeStyles. The Valley Center for Health and Well- ness is a 75,906-square-foot building located at 1400 MacArthur Blvd in Mahwah. In addi- tion to Valley Health LifeStyles, when fully completed the Center will house a range of health and wellness services including health screenings, a diagnostics laboratory, The Valley Hospital Sports Institute, a Valley Medical Group urgent care center, diagnostic imaging services, community health pro- grams and services, a retail pharmacy, and conference space. For more information, stop by the Center for Health and Wellness or call 201-389-0839. Heart Health Emergency ... and How to Respond W ould you know what to do if a man or woman at your son’s baseball game went into cardiac arrest? Would you recognize the signs if you were having a heart attack? A new survey by Valley’s cardiovascular affiliate Cleveland Clinic reveals that many Americans aren’t sure. For example, the survey found that while slightly more than half of Americans (54 percent) say they know how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), only one in six know that for adults the recom- mended technique for bystander CPR consists of just chest compressions, and no breaths. Even fewer — just 11 percent — know that 100 to 120 beats per minute is the correct pace for performing these compressions. In the event of a cardiac arrest, an auto- mated external defibrillator (AED) — a light- weight, portable device that delivers an elec- tric shock through the chest to the heart — can also be a lifesaver. However, according to the Cleveland Clinic survey, only about a quarter (27 percent) of Americans say there is an AED at their workplaces. Heart disease is the leading cause of death among men and women, and it is vital that the people closest to those in need know what to do. “When someone is having a heart attack, especially if someone suffers a cardiac arrest, time is not on your side,” said Gerald Sotsky, M.D., director of the Valley/Cleveland Clinic Affiliation for Valley Health System and chair of Cardiac Services for Valley Medical Group. “You can’t always wait for trained first responders to arrive. Immediate CPR or use of an AED can mean the differ-ence between life and death.” The Cleveland Clinic survey also found that Americans need additional education in identi- fying and respond- ing to the signs and symptoms of Ёх)а͕)ɽ)хѽ̸)ȁᅵ)ɍЁ͕䁥ȸɅMͭ)ѥՑյ́ȁݕ́)ѡɴȁ́ѽ)хɍЁѡ՝Ёͱɕ)݅́ѽЁх)5Ёѡ͔ٕ啐܁ѡЁɕɔ(Օ饹ѡа͡ѹ́ɕѠ)ȁѠɵ́ݕɔ)ѽ̰Ё́ѡ܁ѡЁ)ȁ܁͕ٽѥͼ)ͥ́Ёхݡ)ѡ͔ٕ啐܁ѼĴİ)ɍЁ܁ѡЁѡ͡ձ܁̴)ɥхЁɥЁ݅+q%Ё́хЁѼѕѼȁ)ԁѡԁɔɥ)хĴā܁݅܁)ɥչ́ԁɔɝѼɥ)ٔѽȁѽȁٕȁѼх)ɥtͅȸMͭ七qٕԁɔ)ɔȁѽ́Ё́ȁѕȁѼ)ѡͥѥt)QY!ЁY͍ձȁ%ѥє)ɕɕͥٔɥ͕ͬ͵Ё ɑ)MɕAɽɅȁݽ)ݕѡ́丁 Ĵܴ(ԁȁɵѥȁѼд)иeԁ䁅ͼɕՕЁѵ)ЁܹY!Y͍ձȹ )Y䁅ͼ́ AHɅȁ)ѡ͍ձ͕̰ĴĴ