Allied Health

Be Smart - 5 Tips on How to Eat More Fruits and Veggies

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fruit and Vegetables: More Matters

Make fruits and veggies about half of what you eat, every time you eat.

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POSTED BY: Dr. Shamva Wright-Shingler, Asst. Chairperson, CW School of Allied Health

Learn the Risks: Colon Cancer

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Summer is upon us.  Lots of partying, sunbathing, and enjoying time spent with families and friends.  The last thing we want to think about is watching what we eat.  Why should we?  After all, we have earned the right to have fun and celebrate.

Yet, lurking in our body could be a potentially deadly disease called colorectal cancer.  Many of us have never even heard of it let alone think that it could ever affect them.

POSTED BY: Estelle Coffino, Program Director - Allied Health Programs

Spring into Wellness

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Each year CW’s Allied Health Club hosts the “Spring Into Wellness” event. This health awareness event is a fun and interactive way to inform students, faculty, and staff on various health and wellness opportunities within the community. This year we had representatives from Blink Fitness, Epic Westchester Hybrid Training, JAG Physical Therapy, Westchester department of health, The College of Westchester Counseling Center, and Fly wheel sports.

POSTED BY: Daisha Howard, Practicum Coordinator, Allied Health

Allied Health Career Café

Friday, March 31, 2017

Career Services hosted an Allied Health Career Café where students had the opportunity to network with employers to discuss careers, including internships and full-time positions, as well as mentoring opportunities. Employers attending the event were Northwell Health, Westchester Medical Coder, Ability Beyond, Patient Care Associates, Alssaro Counseling Services, and Columbia Doctors.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Go Red For Women

Thursday, February 23, 2017

During the month of February, the American Heart Association promotes “Go Red for Women,” an educational movement that advocates for more research and increases awareness on women's heart health.

CW’s Allied Health Club showed their support and prepared a fundraiser to help raise funds for the American Heart Association. Pins, jewelry, and snacks were sold.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Go Red for Women Blood Pressure Screenings

Friday, February 3, 2017

To dispel the myths and raise awareness of heart disease & stroke as the number one killer of women, the American Heart Association created “Go Red for Women,” a social initiative designed to empower women to take charge of their heart health.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Go Red for Women

Thursday, February 2, 2017
Go Red for Women

Go Red For Women is committed to improving the heart health of all women, especially multicultural women who are disproportionately affected by cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors.

POSTED BY: Professor Shamva Wright-Shingler

Great American Smokeout

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

So you’d like to quit tobacco.  Research shows that if you pick a day that’s within the next 30 days and stick to it, you’ll be more likely to succeed in quitting.  Why not pick the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smoke out Day on Thursday, November 17, 2016 as your quit day.   As the holidays approach, it’s a good time to take stock of our well-being.  

Here are some ways to get you prepared:

POSTED BY: Professor Shamva Wright-Shingler

Breast & Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Friday, October 28, 2016

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and once again, the Allied Health Club wanted to end the month on a positive note. The Student Center was decorated in pink and there were several items and food for sale. Students, staff, and faculty members wore something pink as well.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester

Bachelor’s Awareness Day

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Chairpersons of the different programs at CW spoke to students in their 4th and 5th semester about the benefits of pursuing a Bachelor’s degree. Dr.

POSTED BY: The College of Westchester