News Release

March 11, 2009

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Celebrate Women Programs: April 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 April.

Improving Pain Management: An informed client is the best patient. Dr. Joseph Civetta, professor and vice chairman of surgery, will discuss how best to express your pain to your medical provider, how to learn the language your providers use and how you can prepare for doctor appointments. The talk will be held Monday, April 13, noon to 1 p.m. at the Low Learning Center, UConn Health Center, 263 Farmington Ave., Farmington.

Mindful Exercise: Discover how any type of exercise can offer benefits beyond the physical. As you move with awareness, you will be able to tune into the inherent wisdom of your body. Learn how to move with kindness, honor, and appreciation. Light refreshments and book-signing included. The talk will be held on Tuesday, April 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at The Mindful Path, 435 Buckland Road, South Windsor.

Tooth Wear – Why Is It So Common and What Can I Do to Prevent It?: Preventive dentistry has progressed and tooth decay has been reduced significantly. However, tooth wear is becoming the next front in preventive care. Today’s diets, with erosion-inducing beverages and foods, can take a toll on tooth surfaces. Dr. Sarita Arteaga will define tooth wear and discuss its management and prevention. The talk will be held Wednesday, April 29, 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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