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Waterbury CT 06708
1579 Straits Turnpike
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Middlebury,  CT 06762
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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
 Daniel DeJesus, MPAS, PA-C
 Ross Utter, MHS,PA-C
March 2009
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    "In like a lion, out like a lamb!!" I certainly hope so!!!  March has been brutal so far.  Let's hope the warming continues and spring finds it way to Connecticut.  March is actually one of my favorite months for two reason, one of course is St. Patrick's Day and the other is March Madness! St. Patrick's Day speaks for itself and college basketball I find really exciting and just great fun to watch.  If there are any weekend warriors out there that are trying to relive their glory days and  find themselves in need of an x-ray or a knee MRI remember we now have our Middlebury office open for both exams! 
       I also want to remind everyone of a great family event coming in April.  The Home-to-Home Foundation is having a comedy basketball game, "Hoops to Bring Hope" on April 24th at Wilby High School in Waterbury.  Please give me a call for information or tickets.
  Sla'inte chugat,
(Gaelic for Good health to you)
"Busting Mammo Myths!"
 "If the radiologist who reads my mammogram recommends a biospy, I almost certainly have a breast cancer."
WRONG! Most breast biopsies have benign results.  Benign pathologies can show mammographic abnormalities that are indistinguishable from abnormalities caused by cancer, requiring biopsy to make the diagnosis.  It is hoped that future improvements in diagnostic testing might be able to better differentiate benign and malignant breast lesions noninvasively.  This may decrease the need for breast biopsies in the future, but for now most women who have a biopsy don't end up with a cancer diagnosis.


     People these days are getting worried about X-rays and are questioning whether or not they are necessary in medical treatment.  Too much radiation in fact can cause problems, however, x-rays in general are safe if they are performed under controlled conditions.  Some precautions may have to be taken while taking an x-ray.  The body parts that are not being examined are covered with an apron to prevent unncecessary exposure to the rays.  Special precautions are taken to cover the reproductive organs sine they are extra sensitive to x-rays.  The occasional x-ray does not put your health at risk and the dangers are far less than letting a medical problem go undiagnosed!

CCAVT & DRA Help Host Hospital's 18th Annual tgif !

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      Once again The Connecticut Center for Advanced Vein Therapy and Diagnostic Radiology Associates are joining with Waterbury Hospital to celebrate the 18th Annual TGIF!  The year's theme is "From Head to Toe....What you need to know about Osteoporosis!" features Dr. Adriana Blanco from Rheumatology Assiociates of Greater Waterbury.  The subject of osteoporsis was chosen from the survey forms completed at last years event as a topic of interest. Physical Therapists from Access Rehab Center will be joining Dr. Blanco participating with demonstrations of exercises that promote good bone health and provide attendees with some exercises they can do to help their own bone health.
     Also on hand will be Channel 3 WFSB's morning weather & traffic duo, Scot Haney and Teresa LaBarbera and who knows what they will be up to!  There are a few changes this year such as location; we will be at the Villa Rosa in Waterbury and our dinner menu is also changing to a plated entree.  There will be exhibitors sharing medical information as well as some "boutiques" for shopping and even a book signing from local author, Luann Dunnuck.  She will be autographing copies of her book, Chocolate, Peanut Butter & Life.   This year's TGIF should be entertaining as well as educational and we look forward to seeing all of you there!