News Release

February 11, 2009

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Celebrate Women Programs: March 2009

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 March. 

Keeping Your Family Safe - Poison Prevention: More than two million poisonings are reported each year with 90 percent occurring in the home. The majority of non-fatal poisonings occur in children younger than six years old, and poisonings among adults in Connecticut are one of the leading causes of death. You will learn about the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent accidental poisonings in your home. The talk will be held Monday, March 9, noon to 1 p.m. at the Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Mind-Body Stress Reduction: You will be given an introduction to the general mind-body practices that will help manage the stress in your life. These powerful techniques will help you control your stress level and optimize health and healing. Dr. Mary Guerrera, director of Integrative Medicine at the Health Center, will also lead a relaxing mini-meditation that will unite your mind and body. The talk will be held Wednesday, March 11, 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Avoiding Back Injuries: More than 70 percent of people in the U.S. will experience low back pain at some time in their lives. It can be difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of the pain, but the good news is that 90 percent of patients with acute low back pain usually recover within six weeks. Dr. R. Alexander Mohr, assistant director of the Comprehensive Spine Center at the Health Center, will speak about the causes of back pain, ways to protect your back from injury, and when to consider surgery. The talk will be held Wednesday, March 25, 6 to 7 p.m. in the 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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