Mount Sinai & 92nd Street Y Team Up to Offer New Yorkers Free Health Talks, Tips and Screenings During September

Health & Wellness Month Features Top Mount Sinai Doctors, Mayor Ed Koch, George Mitchell, Pete Peterson, Paul Volcker & More

New York, NY:  August 23, 2012

The Mount Sinai Medical Center and 92nd Street Y are joining forces to offer New Yorkers an array of health and wellness programs and expert tips throughout September. Many of the offerings are free to the public.

A first-time initiative, Health & Wellness Month includes free health talks throughout September, featuring leading Mount Sinai doctors. Topics include personalized medicine, pain management, how to raise healthy kids in an urban environment, and the latest on breast cancer diagnosis.  

Complete details on Health &Wellness Month offerings can be foundat and below.

In addition, a September 13 talk, Relevant Octogenarians, will feature Mayor Ed Koch, George Mitchell, Pete Peterson and Paul Volcker discussing how they have managed to keep working effectively at an age when most of their peers are retired. WNYC’s Leonard Lopate will moderate; and he will be joined by Mount Sinai geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Deborah Marin, who will talk about the new realities of aging in an era in which people live long and retire earlier.

And at 92nd Street Y’s September 23 Street Festival, Mount Sinai doctors will be on hand to offer free screenings (skin cancer), tests (pulmonary functioning) and tips and advice on stress reduction, headache prevention, skin care and nutrition.

Additional offerings include “Moments of Wellness” prior to several 92Y events throughout September. Each “moment” will feature a different health tip from a Mount Sinai medical expert.

Says 92Y Executive Director Sol Adler: “Mount Sinai and 92nd Street Y serve people of all ages – from prenatal to centenarians – and both institutions are committed to enhancing the health and wellness of the community. In that sense, this is a natural fit. We’re thrilled to be able to give New Yorkers access to some of the city’s – and the country’s – top medical experts.”

“Mount Sinai has a longstanding commitment to the social and health needs of our community, and we are thrilled to be working with 92nd Street Y on a month of activities related to wellness,” says Kenneth L. Davis, MD, President and CEO of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Our physicians look forward to sharing their expertise on a wide range of topics from longevity to personalized medicine and pain management, all in an effort to help member of our community achieve good health.”

Health & Wellness Month: Schedule of Events

Thu, Sep 6, 1-2 pm, FREE

New Frontiers in Diagnosing Breast Cancer 

Expert: Laurie Margolies, MD, FACR, and director of Breast Imaging at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

Wed, Sep 12, 1-2 pm, FREE

Pain Management: A Comprehensive Approach

Expert: Houman Danesh, MD, director of Integrative Pain Management at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Thu, Sep 13, 7:30 pm, from $29

Relevant Octogenarians

Panel: Ed Koch, George Mitchell, Pete Peterson and Paul Volcker, with Leonard Lopate and Mount Sinai geriatric psychiatrist Dr. Deborah Marin

This program is part of LIVE from New York's 92nd Street Y a series of talks broadcast via satellite to communities around the country.

Wed, Sep 19, 1-2 pm, FREE

Pioneering Personalized Medicine

Expert: Andrew Kasarskis, PhD, vice chair of Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Sun, Sep 23, 12-5 pm, FREE Health Tips and Screenings

Wellness Way – at 92Y Street Fest

Experts: Patricia Bloom, MD, Mount Sinai gerontologist; Mark Green, MD, Mount Sinai neurologist; Mary Ann McLaughlin, MD, Mount Sinai cardiologist; Heidi Waldorf, MD, Mount Sinai dermatologist; Jonathan Kirschner, MD, Mount Sinai Physical Medicine, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine

Thu, Sep 27, 9:15-10:15 am, FREE

Raising Healthy Children (in an Urban Environment)

Expert: Philip Landrigan, MD, MSc, director of the Children’s Environmental Health Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center

About 92nd Street Y

92nd Street Y is a world-class nonprofit community and cultural center that connects people at every stage of life to the worlds of education, the arts, health and wellness, and Jewish life. Through the breadth and depth of 92Y’s extraordinary programs, we enrich lives, create community and elevate humanity. More than 300,000 people a year visit 92Y’s New York City venues, and millions more join us through the Internet, satellite broadcasts and other digital media. A proudly Jewish organization since its founding in 1874, 92Y embraces its heritage and enthusiastically welcomes people of all backgrounds and perspectives. For more information, visit


About The Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses both The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Established in 1968, Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the leading medical schools in the United States. The Medical School is noted for innovation in education, biomedical research, clinical care delivery, and local and global community service. It has more than 3,400 faculty in 32 departments and 14 research institutes, and ranks among the top 20 medical schools both in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding and by U.S. News & World Report.


The Mount Sinai Hospital, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed tertiary- and quaternary-care teaching facility and one of the nation’s oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. In 2012, U.S. News & World Report ranked The Mount Sinai Hospital 14th on its elite Honor Roll of the nation’s top hospitals based on reputation, safety, and other patient-care factors. Of the top 20 hospitals in the United States, Mount Sinai is one of 12 integrated academic medical centers whose medical school ranks among the top 20 in NIH funding and by  U.S. News & World Report and whose hospital is on the U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll.  Nearly 60,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients last year, and approximately 560,000 outpatient visits took place. For more information, visit