Lakeland, FL – At the start of the fall sports season, parents, coaches and educators have an opportunity to learn more about heart conditions in youth athletes. Gul Dadlani, MD, Chief of Cardiology for Nemours Children’s Health System in Florida, will speak on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 6 to 7 p.m., at the Hollis Cancer Center Auditorium, 3525 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
The discussion is open to the community, particularly parents, grandparents, educators, coaches, athletic directors and school nurses.
“We often find out about cardiac issues in our young people when it’s too late to do anything about it,” Dr. Dadlani said. “Let’s start talking about the red flags and symptoms that parents, coaches and others should be on the lookout for that signal a young person is at high risk for heart problems.”
Lakeland Regional Health’s new affiliation with Nemours Children’s Health System provides the community with access to world-class children’s specialty care and expertise.
Dr. Dadlani is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and has subspecialty certification in Pediatric Cardiology. He previously served as a Pediatric Cardiologist at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital Heart Institute in St. Petersburg. Dr. Dadlani earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and completed his residency at Children’s Hospital of Buffalo.
This talk is part of Lakeland Regional Health’s free weekly programs on a variety of topics, such as fitness, nutrition, safety and preventative health advice.
Each session lasts one hour, with light refreshments to welcome guests. Clinical and fitness experts from Lakeland Regional Health, Nemours Children’s Health System and the YMCA lead all the workshops, and there is ample time for conversation and learning.
“We are excited to help strengthen the health of our community with these informative programs,” said Gabrielle Knight, Lakeland Regional Health’s Health Liaison. “We all can benefit from healthy-living ideas and preventative measures to guide us in leading more vibrant lives.”
For a schedule of classes and locations, please visit myLRH.org/education.
About Nemours Children’s Health System
Nemours (nah-MORS) is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Del., and theNemours Children’s Hospital in Orlando, along with major pediatric specialty clinics inDelaware, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Established as The Nemours Foundationthrough the legacy and philanthropy of Alfred I. du Pont, Nemours offers pediatric clinical care, research, education, advocacy and prevention programs to all families in the communities it serves. For more information, visit Nemours.org.
About Lakeland Regional Health
As a catalyst for community health, not-for-profit Lakeland Regional Health is reaching beyond its hospital walls to promote wellness, education and discovery in new places and new ways, providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient healthcare services at its Medical Center, Hollis Cancer Center and ambulatory care locations. LRH has earned workplace awards from Forbes, Gallup and Becker’s Hospital Review. Its 849-bed comprehensive tertiary referral hospital, Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center, operates a Level II Trauma Center, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Bannasch Institute for Advanced Rehabilitation Medicine and the state’s busiest single site Emergency Department. For more information about Lakeland Regional Health, visit http://myLRH.org.
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