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12 November 24, 2017 CITY VIEWS – that’s all you need to know By StaffWriter -SECAUCUS, NJ he Indian Health Camp of New Jersey held their 13th annual Health Fair at Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Secaucus, New Jersey on Sunday, November 12. At the fair, more than 300 people received comprehensive health care servic- es with more than 50 women receiving a mammogram from local health care organizations and county health clinics and more than 125 received a flu vaccine, which was organized by Ritesh Shah, the chairperson of patient education subcom- mittee, and a pharmacist and entrepre- neur. The health fair was open to all pre-regis- tered participants above the age of 40 who do not have health insurance as well as people who are underinsured with a high deductible. These people received preventive screening, education and counseling on medical, dental and mental health disor- ders. The comprehensive health screening included a blood test, an EKG, a vision screening for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, a physical examination, a den- tal screening, cardiology and physical ther- apy counseling, various types of cancer screening and prevention education, women disorders, chronic diseases screen- ing for diabetes, hypertension, cardiovas- cular disorders and mental health disor- ders as well as dietary counseling, medica- tion management counseling and physical therapy counseling from various physi- cians, dentists, mental health providers and other allied health care professionals. The State of New Jersey Commission for the Blind also provided thorough eye screenings to qualified patients to promote their noble cause of preventing blindness in the community. Each year, between 12,000 and 56,000 people die from flu-related complications which can be prevented by giving a vacci- nation to those who are at high risk like the elderly and small children. Mental health experts provided counsel- ing on disorders such as depression, stress, anxiety and more as they are not common- ly discussed in society and are a social taboo in the Indian American community. Blood tests were monitored by Rupen Patel of Accurate Diagnostic Labs and will be reviewed by physicians and mailed to the participants with a counseling note, if any abnormalities are detected in the test. Amit Jani of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) along with Secaucus Mayor Mike Gonnelli and Governor elect Phil Murphy visited the health fair to extend their support and appreciated the efforts of the volunteers and committee members of the Indian Health Camp of NJ and the management of Secaucus Temple for their continued support to the Indian American community. IHCNJ has provided screening to more than 10,000 people in Indian American communities throughout New Jersey since its inception in 1999. Next year, IHCNJ will celebrate 20 years and fund raising event will be held on December 1, 2018. By StaffWriter -NEWYORK T he Santhigram Kerala Ayurvedic Company USA will be celebrating their 10h anniversary on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Edison Hotel Banquet and Conference Center in New Jersey. Santhigram is a leading provider of authentic Kerala specific ayurveda thera- pies in 12 locations in the United States, including New Jersey, NewYork, Texas, Illinois andWisconsin. The company is expecting more than 500 people to attend this occasion which will feature a series of programs, including the launch of the Ayurveda training School, Santhigram Herbal products and “Santhigram Foundation.” The Santhigram Foundation is a charity wing of Santhigram, which advocates and promotes the health, wellness and aware- ness of the benefits of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) based on “Ayurveda” principles that nurture the human mind, body and spirit and extend the benefit of cost-efficient Ayurveda treat- ments and medicinal herbs for chronic ail- ments to low-income patients. The theme of the celebration is “Celebrating the Spirit of Life and Good Health” and will walk the attendees through various chores involved in daily life and focus on realizing the supreme importance of staying healthy. Distinguished community members and employees will also be honored at the event which will also include dinner and entertainment. Santhigram Wellness Kerala Ayurveda USA To Celebrate 10 Years In January, 2018 By StaffWriter -NEWYORK L eaders of Bruhud NewYork Seniors, Shashikant Patel and Gopi Udeshi, held a “Mann Ki Baat” by Dr. Narendra Bhalodkar at the Hanuman Mandir in Glen Oaks onWednesday, Nov. 15. Bhalodkar is a cardiologist who has a deep interest in sangeet, bhajan, photogra- phy and adhyatmic. In his “Mann Ki Baat”, Bhalodkar discussed the characteristics, structures, importance and how to control the “Mann” or mind, through various visual and audio clips. He used songs from film to present his point as well as live recordings of Osman Mir, Amar Bhatt and Parth Oza along with poetry by Ved Vyas, Meera, Narsinh Mehta, Kabir, Surdas, Tukaram, Samarth Ramdas Swami, Zeverchand Meghani, Ramesh Parekh, Suresh Dalal, Harinder Dave and Amir Khusro. Bhalodkar also explained the reasoning behind each video and audio clip; he used and referenced it to various scriptures like the Bhagwat Gita, Mahabharata, and Ramayana, along with ghazals and poetry. Bruhud Seniors Hold “Mann Ki Baat” By Dr. Narendra Bhalodkar T From left (below): Jay Shah, Mansukh Patel, Jagdish Patel, Pankaj Parikh, Bakul Matalia, Mukund Mehta, Labhubhai Upadhyay, Saroj Patel and Navin Shah. (above): Suresh Udeshi, Gopi Udeshi,Dr. Meelam and Narendra Bhalodkar,Padmaben Mehta and Shahikant Patel. Indian Health Camp Of New Jersey Holds Annual Health Fair At Swaminarayan Temple In Secaucus