News Release

March 24, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Celebrate Women Programs: April 2008

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Celebrate Women, the free women’s health membership program of the University of Connecticut Health Center, provides valuable health and wellness information to the community. A variety of programs are being offered in April.

Find Information You Can Trust at the Library: A library is a valuable resource that many people overlook. This program will focus on how to do online research at the UConn Health Center’s medical library. You will also enjoy a short tour of the library to learn how to physically use the resources available. The program will take place on Wednesday, April 2, 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Lyman Stowe Library, Classroom 1 at the UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Women's Cancer Prevention and Genetic Testing: One of the best ways for women to prevent or reduce the risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers is to understand their risk factors. The talk by Jennifer Stroop, certified genetics counselor, will focus on prevention strategies, the role of genetic testing, and when genetic counseling is recommended. Stroop will also discuss five myths about genetic testing. The talk will take place on Monday, April 7, noon to 1 p.m. in the Henry Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington. The lecture can be viewed live at, where you can also access archived webcasts.

Plan Ahead to Assure Healthy Travel: Cristina Mondragon, M.D., assistant professor of infectious diseases, will discuss the value of adequate pre-travel counseling and advice for immunization as an integral part of planning an exotic getaway. Learn why a visit to the International Traveler’s Medical Service at UConn Health Center can greatly minimize your health risks when traveling abroad. The discussion will be held Monday, April 23, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Henry Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Registration for these programs is required. The programs are free unless otherwise noted. Call 866-433-6253 or 860-679-8899. For more information, visit the Celebrate Health web site:

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