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The Palace Theater

 Abbey Road
Thursday, May 20th
Tickets $35.00
Abbey Road is the complete Beatles Tribute show filled with great musicians, cool costumes and tight harmonies!
A portion of all ticket sales will benefit
  Are You Dense? 
For tickets call
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Waterbury Regional
HealthCare Council's
5th Annual Breakfast and
Awards Ceremony
Wednesday, June 16th
8:00am -  10:00AM
Crowne Plaza Hotel
Chamber members:$30
Tables of 10:$350
To pre-register or for information call 203-757-0701
May  2010
tgif    Once again I have to say how much I love my job! Being the Chairwoman for tgif is one of my favorite things to do as a representative of DRA and CCAVT. The photo to the right is Debbie Atkinson of the Connecticut Center for Advanced Vein Therapy and myself at Waterbury Hospital's 19th Annual TGIF last week with Scot Haney and Teresa LaBarbera of WFSB. DRA and the CCAVT were once again the event's premier sponsor.  It was a great night at the Villa Rosa and Scot and Teresa are the most wonderful people.  They do such an incredible amount of charity work for organizations around the state of Connecticut and are so gracious and fun- loving - I just can't say enough nice things about them! 
      Congratulations to the entire tgif committee on a great job! If you are planning on attending next year remember that we sold out three weeks prior to the event this year so RSVP early! Thank you to everyone for their support of this fantastic women's wellness forum and especially to Gege, Sue, and Deb for all their hard work. 
Donna Johnson
Community Relations Liaison
May is Osteoporosis Prevention Month
Skeleton    Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue. Simply put, it is a condition in which the bones become weak and can break from a minor fall or, in serious cases, from a simple sneeze.  About 85-90% of adult bone mass is acquired by age 18 in girls and 20 in boys. Building strong bones during childhood and adolescence can help to prevent osteoporosis in later life.
         5 Steps for Bone Health 
1.) Get daily recommended amounts of calcium & vitamin D
2.) Engage in regular weight-bearing & muscle-strengthening exercise      
3.) Avoid smoking & excessive alcohol
4.) Talk to your doctor about bone health
5.) Have a bone density test & take medication when appropriate
                                   Risk Factors 
  • Being female 
  • Older age
  • Family history
  • Being small & thin
  • Certain race/ethnicities (Caucasian, Asian, Hispanic)
  • Low sex hormones
  • Diet
  • Inactive lifestyle
  • Smoking & Alcohol abuse
  • Certain mediations (some steroids & anticonvulsants)
  • Certain diseases (anorexia nervosa, asthma) 
 To determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis talk to your doctor and based on a medical assessment your doctor may recommend a bone density test.  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 bone density test call our Waterbury office at 203-756-8911. If convenient we can schedule your yearly mammography at the same time.
"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.
"Do you recommend any naturopathic treatments for breast cancer?"
The answer to this question should be tailored to the individual breast cancer patient, and is best discussed with her/his oncologist.  Naturopathic treatments certainly can play a role in the treatment of cancer patients, although they should not be to the exclusion of main-stream medical treatments which have been scientifically proven to be potentially life-saving.  The patient's oncologist is in the best position to recommend the treatment combination that would provide the greatest benefit, while taking into consideration the patient's individual preferences.
  Are You Dense Inc. is dedicated to informing the public about dense breast tissue and its significance in the early detection of breast cancer.  The organizations goals are simple:
  • Educate the public about dense breast tissue
  • Improve the condition of women diagnosed with breast cancer by raising awareness
  • Advocate changes to public policy and breast cancer detection guidelines
  • Support new and existing research in the early detection of breast cancer
  Please join us on the 28th for an evening of great music, prizes, exhibitors, food and fun.  If you wish to join the fun by sponsoring a band, advertising in the MusicFest Program Booklet, purchasing tickets for your employees, friends or family please contact  If you would like more information about the Are You Dense? go to  I hope to see many of you there.  Stop by the DRA booth and enter our free raffle!  
  PLACE: Quassy
  DATE:   Saturday, August 28, 2010
  TIME:    3:00PM - 9:00PM
  TICKETS :  Adult $30.00/$40.00 at the door
                      Children $10.00/$15.00 at the door