Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) will host “The Beth Sports Medicine and Wellness Screening,” a free physical and sports screening program for teens and tweens, including athletes 11 to 18 years of age.
The physicals, screenings, and assessments will be conducted by three physicians and a wellness expert.
The free program will be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012 from 8 am to noon at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, 201 Lyons Avenue, Newark, NJ Pre-registration is required. Call 973-926-7300 to register.
John A. Brennan, MD, MPH, President and Chief Executive Officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center (NBIMC) and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey (CHoNJ) said, “The physical and screening are part of our community commitment and goal to make sure children are healthy, particularly as they engage in sports and other physical activity.”
James M. Lee, Jr. MD, Director of Sports Medicine and Wendy Neal, MD, M.P.H.T.M., Pediatric Residency Program Director and Director of Adolescent Medicine, along with Barbara Mintz, Assistant Vice President of Wellness at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey will conduct the exams and screenings.
Each participant will receive a free a:
- complete physical and sports screening
- Nutrition Assessment and Education for Wellness & Athletic Performance
According to program developers, children and adolescents perform better in school and sports, and remain injury-free, when they:
- Eat three meals a day
- Choose healthy foods and beverages for snacks
- Maintain a healthy body weight
- Exercise daily and correctly