News Release

November 6, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Celebrate Women Programs: December 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 December.

Minimally Invasive Procedures for Gynecologic Cancers: Molly Brewer, M.D., director of gynecologic oncology, will discuss how minimally invasive procedures for gynecologic cancers can help decrease a patient’s hospital stay, post-operative pain, and recovery time with the same clinical outcome as with the more invasive procedures. The talk will be held on Monday, December 1, noon to 1 p.m. in the Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington. The lecture can also be viewed live at

Recent Advances in Treating Shoulder Pain: Kevin Shea, M.D., orthopaedic surgeon, will discuss recent advances in the treatment of painful shoulder conditions including osteoarthritis and rotator cuff tears. He will focus on non-surgical alternatives to arthritis and new treatments for rotator cuff tears that were not thought to be fixable. The talk will be Wednesday, December 3, 6 to 7 p.m. at the Southington Medical Office, 1131 West Street, Building 1. 

Make-up Tips for the Holidays... and All Year Round: Join us for a fun and informative session on looking your best with makeup artist Ruth Caney. She will welcome one person from the audience to get a makeover using makeup and skin care from her own company, RC Cosmetics. The makeup is non-comedogenic (which means it will not clog pores), of high quality, and mostly fragrance free. Caney will explain in detail the steps necessary for proper makeup application and rules as they relate to different skin tones or ethnicities. The event will be held Tuesday, December 9, noon to 1 p.m. in the Onyiuke Dining Room, 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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