News Release

October 10, 2008

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Celebrate Women Programs: November 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 November.

Bone Health and Injury Prevention - Free program for young female athletes: Physicians from the New England Musculoskeletal Institute and other experts including Geno Auriemma, UConn Women’s Basketball Coach, will share important information about health issues that are unique to young female athletes including building healthy bones, injury prevention (ACL), and identifying eating disorders. The event takes place on Sunday, Nov. 2, 1 to 4:30 p.m. in Keller Auditorium, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington. Presented with the New England Musculoskeletal Institute.

Managing Diabetes Around the Holidays: During the holiday season it can be difficult for someone with diabetes to stay on track with making healthy choices. Our diabetes nutrition educator will discuss holiday survival tips and lifestyle changes to keep you healthy and happy during this season of festivities. The talk will be held Monday, Nov. 3, noon to 1 p.m. in the Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Stress-free Meal Planning for the Holidays: Planning dinner night after night can be a tedious and stressful task. With the holidays coming up, Dream Dinners can help you spend more time with your family and less time planning meals by offering easy, convenient, time- and money-saving dinners, including heart-healthy options. For your convenience, we have scheduled three sessions on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 4 to 5 p.m., 5 to 6 p.m., or 6 to 7 p.m. at Dream Dinners, 7 South Main St., West Hartford. Limit 20 per session.

Feng Shui – Healing the Space Around You: Have you ever wondered how your home or workplace reflects you – and affects you as well? Attend this lecture and learn how to make healthy changes to your environment (and thus yourself) through the principles of Feng Shui. The talk will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Recent Advances in Treating Knee Arthritis in Women: Most common in middle-aged and older people, arthritis of the knee is when the joint cartilage gradually wears away. Treatment will greatly reduce pain, increase function, and restore quality of life. Early stages can be treated with non-surgical methods such as lifestyle modifications and exercise. The talk will focus on these methods, along with surgical advances and knee replacement. It will be held on Thursday, Nov. 13, 6 to 7 p.m. in the Southington Medical Office, 1131 West St., Building 1.

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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