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Middlebury,  CT 06762
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Waterbury Hospital's
15th Annual Charity
   Golf Classic
Monday, June 2,2008
Proceeds to benefit Waterbury Hospital's Surgical Services
for more information call

Save the Dates!

June 7-8
Waterbury Relay
Crosby High School
June 14-15
Tribury Relay
Memorial Middle


 Our Doctors

Kenneth Allen, M.D.
Duncan Belcher, M.D.
Gerald Berg, M.D.
Stewart Berliner, M.D.
Anthony Carter, M.D.
John DeLeon, M.D.
Eric Hyson, M.D.
Andrew Lawson, M.D.
Stephen Stein, M.D.
Marco Verga, M.D.
Justin Champagne, MHS,PA-C
Ross Utter, MHS,PA-C
May 2008
Greetings! dj

   Spring has finally arrived in Connecticut and along with it there are  many wonderful events and fund raisers that you can become a part of and support in various ways.  I have mentioned a few in this newsletter and as always if you have any questions about any of these events you can give me a call.  Golf tournaments abound this time of year however you will never see me swing a club at any of these. The first and last time I played golf was on my honeymoon and my husband asked me then to promise never play again! If however you have made no such promise I know both Waterbury Hospital and the Home-to-Home Foundation would love to have you at their tournaments.
Enjoy the beautiful weather!
Donna Marie Johnson
Community Relations Liaison

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month

 Osteoporosis - or porous bones- is known as "the silent thief" because it steals minerals from your skeleton without symptoms or pain until a bone breaks.  It is a common misconception that osteoporosis is an inevitable part of growing older.  Fortunately, prevention strategies are simple and there are practical lifestyle choices that can be made which include a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D and weight -bearing exercises that work the bones against gravity.  Not smoking and limiting alcohol intake will also help your bones stay healthy. 
Food Sources rich in calcium include:
Fat-Free Yogurt               Skim Milk
Canned Sardines            Dried Figs
Cheddar Cheese            Cottage Cheese
Broccoli                            Almonds
Orange Juice, calcium fortifies
To determine if you have osteoporosis or may be at risk for the disease there is a specialized test called a bone density test that can measure the bone density in various sites of the body.  A bone density test can detect osteoporosis before a fracture occurs, predict your chances of fracturing in the future and determine your rate of bone loss.
To schedule a DEXA (Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry) call our Waterbury office at 203-756-8911.  We can also schedule your mammogram for you at the same time for your convenience.

h2h foundation 


Home-to-Home Foundation Hosts its Fourth Annual Golf Tournament
  The Fourth Annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Home-to-Home Foundation will be held on Monday, July 21st at Hawk's Landing Country Club in Southington. The tournament is a handicap scramble event with a shotgun start, lunch on the course, cocktails and dinner immediately following with awards and raffles. 
  The Home-to-Home Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing joy, purpose and fulfillment to nursing home residents through meaningful, individualized programs and extensive community involvement.  The Foundation relies on the generosity of individuals to enhance the lives of nursing home residents.  All proceeds are used directly in support of its programs.  For more information concerning sponsorship opportunities, registration or to find out more about Home-to-Home contact Jennifer at director@hometohomefoundation.org
"Busting Mammo Myths!"
hyson By Eric Hyson, MD
DRA Radiologist & Chief of Mammography at Waterbury Hospital
Every issue we will take a common myth or misconception concerning mammography or breast health and give you the correct information.  If you have a question that you would like answered please feel free to  contact our office.
"I have no family history of cancer so I can skip a year here or there."
   The more aggressive, faster growing breast cancers often occur in younger women.  If you skip a yearly mammogram, you may miss the chance to detect such a cancer at an early stage.

DRA Congratulates

 Waterbury's Health Care Council Award Winners
On June 18, 2008 the Waterbury Regional Chamber will host the Health Care Council's  Annual Awards Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Southbury.  Join DRA in congratulating the recipients for their outstanding contributions to healthcare in our community.  The honorees for 2008 are:
Leadership Award - Joseph D. DeMayo, MD, MPH
Unsung Hero Award - Ralph Miro, MPH, REMPT, Waterbury Hospital
Health Advocate Award - Chief Michael Maglione, Fire Department, City of Waterbury
Organizational Excellence Award - Andrew Roberts,
Greater Waterbury Y.M.C.A.
Congratulations to you all for an honor truly deserved!
For information or tickets to the event contact the Waterbury Regional Chamber at www.waterburychamber.com