Monday, February 7, 2011

LifeBridge Health Goes Red For Women

Patients, visitors and employees were literally seeing red at Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center (pictured above) and Sinai Hospital on Friday. To draw attention to women and heart health, staff members took part in the American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women 2011 National Wear Red Day. You can also click below to hear Margaret Ferski, RN, BSN
Manager of Patient Care Services at Sinai.

Cherry, burgundy, ruby and scarlet colored clothes, jewelry and shoes were seen on women and men throughout the hospital.

Coronary heart disease, which can cause heart attacks, is the number one killer of women in the United States. In fact, twice as many women die of heart disease, strokes and other cardiovascular diseases than from all forms of cancer, including breast cancer.

That’s why the annual Go Red for Women Day is so important to LifeBridge Health employees. They want everyone to understand that knowledge is power, and that knowing the risk factors of heart disease and ways to live a healthy lifestyle can make the difference between life and death. Learn more about your risk factors for heart disease here.

In keeping with the idea that there’s no better time to modify our diets, the Employee Activities Committee at Sinai also asked staff members for their most delicious heart healthy recipes to share. Here is one of the favorites.

Honey-Soy Broiled Salmon
1 scallion, minced
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1 pound center-cut salmon fillet, skinned and cut into 4 portions
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds

Whisk scallion, soy sauce, vinegar, honey and ginger in a medium bowl until the honey is dissolved.
Place salmon in a sealable plastic bag, add 3 tablespoons of the sauce and refrigerate; let marinate for 15 minutes. Reserve the remaining sauce.
Preheat broiler. Line a small baking pan with foil and coat with cooking spray.
Transfer the salmon to the pan, skinned-side down. (Discard the marinade.)
Broil the salmon 4 to 6 inches from the heat source until cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes. Drizzle with the reserved sauce and garnish with sesame seeds.
-Helene King

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