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The Out for Health series offers Health Care Council members and those in related fields an opportunity to network with one another and chat over light hors d' oeurves and cocktails.

Monday, February 8th
 Waterbury Hospital
64 Robbins St., Waterbury
HCC Members $20
Chamber members $25
Non-members $35
For Information
February 2010 

         February is the month of hearts not just because of Valentine's Day but because it is the very important month of Heart Health.  All month long you will be hearing commercials and seeing ads promoting heart health and this is great for awareness and education but it does no good unless you actually do what they say!! February 5th is GO RED FOR WOMEN - wear red and support initiatives for women's heart health. Visit and learn more about risk factors and how to recogize the symptoms of heart disease.  
Donna Johnson
Community Relations Liaison

I LOVE MY JOB!!!!!!!!!!

      firemenSometimes it really is a pleasure going into work and as you can see from the photo I have a really tough job!!  This was taken at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on January 29th at "Mama's Night Out" and it was a blast and The Palace generously donated $5 from each ticket to Waterbury Hospital's tgif women's wellness forum!                                                                                                   
       Posing with me are just some of the Waterbury firefighters that are in the 2010 calendar.  The guys were on hand Friday night to sell and sign calendars. Proceeds from the sale of their calendars goes to The Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp. Calendar are still on sale around town or by going to It is a fabulous addition to any office workspace.
        It was a fabulous night in Waterbury, filled with comedy, music and friends. The music was provided by the "Rock and Roll Dueling Piano Show" and they really rocked The Palace.  It was a tough job on Friday night spreading the word about tgif but somebody had to do it. Did I mention that I love my job?!
"Busting Mammo Myths!"
In this monthly column hysonEric Hyson, MD answers the most frequently asked questions concerning mammography, ultrasound and breast health in general.  If you have any questions you would like answered please contact us here at DRA. 
How do I find out if I have dense breasts?
Your mammogram report to your ordering doctor will indicate your breast density. The report for breasts which are not considered dense will indicate that the breasts are almost entirely fat or have scattered fibroglandular densitiets. Breasts which are considered dense will be described as heterogeneously dense or extremely dense. Your doctor's office or the radiology office which read your mammogram can give you this information.

7 Steps for a Healthy Heart

 " Life's Simple 7"

The American Heart Association has identified seven health factors and lifestyle behaviors that will keep your heart in good shape. They are no surprise!  We all know them; we just have to do them! 
  1.) Never smoke! If you do quit!
  2.) A healthy body mass index (BMI)
  3.) Physical activity, 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity
             or 75 minutes of vigorous.
  4.) Blood pressure below 120/80.
  5.) Fasting blood glucose less than 100 milligrams/deciliter.
  6.) Total cholesterol of less than 200 milligrams/deciliter.
  7.) Eat a healthy diet!
           a.) 4.5 cups of fruits & vegetables per day
           b.) Two 3.5 oz. servings of fish per week, preferably oily
           c.) Three 1 oz. servings of fiber-rich whole grains per day
           d.) Limit sodium to less than 1,500 milligams per day
           e.) Drink no more than 36 oz. weekly of sugar sweetened