West Village Wellness
present Mental and Heart Health

When: Sunday Feb 9, 2020 from 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Where: Westbeth Community Room 155 Bank St between West and Washington Its, enter through courtyard

Grove Drugs and Westbeth Artists Residents Council present West Village Wellness, a free monthly event that deals with health issues of interest to the community. It is led by Ilana Aminov BSPharm RPH of Grove Drugs, the neighborhood drug store on 8th Avenue near 12th St, hosted by Michael Embrey and catered by Michael Stewart of https://tavernonjane.com.

For years, doctors thought the connection between mental health and heart health was strictly behavioral – such as the person who is feeling down seeking relief from smoking, drinking or eating fatty foods.

That thinking has started to change. Research shows there could be physiological connections, too. The biological and chemical factors that trigger mental health issues also could influence heart disease.

“The head-heart connection should be on everyone’s radar,” said Barry Jacobs, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and director of Behavioral Sciences at the Crozer-Keystone Family Medicine Residency Program in Springfield, Pa. “It’s not just being unhappy. It’s having biochemical changes that predispose people to have other health problems, including heart problems.”

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