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June 20, 2021
A Father's Day Wish
Here's to all the fathers, grandfathers, uncles, godfathers and father-figures of every type! Have a wonderful day with your loved ones, and thanks for all you do for others.

Save the Date: July 24! Please join AAHPO for our first dinner meeting since March 2020! Outdoor facilities of Cornetta's Restaurant, Piermont, NY. Distinguished speaker to be announced.
How soon do we become unfit when we stop exercising?
It can take months of hard work to build up fitness, but while your strength can quickly fade if you stop exercising, you might not have to start from scratch again.

Getting in shape isn't easy. But after all that hard work, how long do we actually maintain it? It turns out that even after the great effort we put into training, taking a bit of time off can mean that we become "unfit" much faster than it took us to actually get in shape.

To understand how the body becomes "unfit", we first need to understand how we become fit. The key to becoming fitter – whether that's improving cardiovascular fitness or muscular strength – is to exceed "habitual load". This means doing more than our body is used to. The stress that this has on our body makes us adapt and become more tolerant, leading to higher fitness levels.
Join us Saturday, September 25 for our "Welcome Back Walk," a fun, health-focused event for the whole family!
Meet Our CME Doctors:
Dr. Anush Arustamyan
Anush Arustamyan
Early in October 2020, another wave of war struck Artsakh. Anush Anustamyan, a gastroenterologist, her husband and their 5 children had to leave their home in Shushi and find refuge in Yerevan.

“We didn’t know how long it’s going to last this time,” said Anush, age 31. Rather than giving in to disappointment and despair, Anush chose to use her time in Armenia to update her knowledge, so that later, when she goes back to her motherland, she can serve her people best.

Through a colleague, Anush learned about the four-week Continuing Medical Education (CME) program supported by AAHPO and Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR).

“She was very content with the training and advised me to apply. I am happy I followed her advice. My impressions are as strong as my expectations were before applying,” Anush said.

After training at the Erebuni Medical Center, Anush is excited and even more confident to get back to work to help more people in the Stepanakert Republican Medical Center as a Gastroenterology specialist as she used to be before the war.

She believes that learning is a never-ending process: “You have to constantly improve yourself and keep up with the latest medical innovations. It is a rapidly developing science; what you learned two years ago may not be applicable anymore. Make sure to always update your knowledge through seminars and training."
Join us Sunday, October 17 for a fund-raiser for our Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program for doctors in Armenia.
Please donate now to support AAHPO's Mission here and in Armenia. Please rest assured that the impact of your donation will reach those who need it most. 
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Upcoming Events
Saturday, July 24 - AAHPO dinner meeting at Cornetta's Restaurant, Piermont, NY
Saturday, Sept. 25 - "Welcome Back Walk" to Benefit AAHPO
Sunday, Oct. 17 - CME Fundraising Event
Our Board & Our Mission

Lawrence V. Najarian, MD, President
Ted Chaglassian, MD, Past President
Arthur Kubikian, DDS,Vice President
Knarig Khatchadurian, PhD,Corresponding Secretary
Tsoline Kojaoghlanian, MD, Recording Secretary
Garbis Baydar, MD, Treasurer
Louiza Puskulian-Kubikian, DDS, Membership Committee
ɫ Khoren Nalbandian, RPh, Parliamentarian
ɫRaffy Hovanessian, MD, Kim Hekimian, PhD, Aram Cazazian, DDS, Lynn Cetin, MD, Lena Merjanian, MD, Joyce Kurdian, DMD, Gregory Kazandjian, DDS,
Lucy Tovmasian, MD, Vahe Tateosian, MD, John Bilezikian, MD, Debra Ferman, MD

AAHPO's mission is to improve health care awareness, increase disease prevention and early detection, foster fellowship and career development of Armenian health care professionals, and provide medical support and education to both our local communities and Armenia.

Call AAHPO: 908-914-5549