March  2011
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 Kenneth Allen, MD
Duncan Belcher, MD
Gerald Berg, MD
 Stewart Berliner, MD

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John DeLeon, MD
Eric Hyson, MD
Andrew Lawson, MD

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 Ross Utter, PA-C

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       Thank goodness February is over and we are at least heading towards spring!  Winter may not be officially over but at least we are past the worst of it.
       I have been very busy while the  snow has been falling learning all about "Social Media" and how to use it.  Rikki Crea of Out-Source Communications has be helping me figure out how it all works.  OSC is also currently designing the new DRA website which will be up and running by the end of the month. The "social media" lessons  have been eye opening to  say the least! ( Please become a friend of DRA at )
       It's March and you know what that means - St. Patrick's Day and as I did last year I'll  leave you with a wee bit of  an Irish blessing!
May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore!       
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 Donna Johnson
Community Relations Liaison                    

In his monthly column, Eric Hyson, MD, answers the most frequently asked questions concerning mammography, ultrasound and breast health.  Dr. Hyson is a partner at DRA and the Chief of Mammograpy at Waterbury Hospital.


After a screening mammogram, how often is a biopsy recommended for suspicious findings? 

About 10% of screening mammograms have a finding that requires further imaging work-up, but only about 1 in 5 of these turn out to be suspicious enough to recommend a biopsy.  Of these biopsies, most are benign; only about 1 in 4 show cancer.  Therefore about 0.5% of screening mammograms show a lesion that turns out to be cancer. 


    That's right!  TGIF is coming!  This year is Waterbury Hospital's 20th Annual TGIF and you don't want to miss it.  Once again DRA and The Connecticut Center for Advanced Vein Therapy will be among the premier event sponsors.  TGIF is Waterbury's longest running women's health forum that over the years has covered issues such as Osteoporosis, plastic surgery, heart health, Alzheimer's and many more.

    The keynote speakers this year will be Marcia Tejeda, MD and John Lewis, MD from The Center for Women's Health and as you can see from above they will be tackling the topic of menopause.  (Something most everybody in the room that evening will be facing sooner or later!)

    Come join us for a night full of education, fun and camaraderie.  Last year was a sell out so get your tickets early this year.  For tickets or more information about becoming a sponsor call 203-573-7691.



     The Waterbury Regional Chamber Health Care Council is sponsoring a Wellness Initiative and DRA along with other area business are joining in the fun!  This is a fun, friendly region-wide initiative to incorporate more health and wellness into your daily life, increase your fitness level, and establish healthy habits.  wellnesslogo

     There is a Corporate Challenge as well as an Individual Challenge and there are prizes for each!  The "Tighten Your Belt" Challenge will follow the American Heart Association's Life's Simple 7 (htt://  Did I mention the prizes?  The Gold Medal individual will win $1,000 toward a new wardrobe!  Corporate winners will receive $2,500 toward exercise equimpent for their office or breakroom.  The Challenge has begun but it is never too late to join in!  For more information contact the Chamber at 203-757-0701.



March 14th-17th     American Cancer Society's 

                                      Daffodil Days

April 15th  Waterbury Hospital's 20th Annual

                    TGIF at the Villa Rosa inWaterbury 

April 19th Waterbury Regional Chamber, Small Business Council

                         Business Expo, CoCo-Key Water Resort, Waterbury

                         5:00 - 7:30PM