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Free Lectures On Heart-Healthy Eating, Breast Cancer and Stroke Scheduled

New Britain [August 27 2008] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s fall Health Wisdom Lecture Series starts Sept. 24 and features free lectures on heart-healthy eating, breast cancer and recognizing and treating strokes.
All lectures are in the New Britain General campus cafeteria. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m., with light refreshments at 6:15. Lectures are free, but reservations are required. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 1-888-224-4440.
The 2008 fall lectures are:

Wednesday, Sept. 24 - “Pump up your diet with heart-healthy foods”: When it comes to cardiovascular health, small changes in your diet can make a big difference. Registered Dietitian Jennifer Feda will discuss how to choose and cook heart-healthy foods. Heart-healthy refreshments will be available.
Wednesday, Oct. 22 – “Breast cancer: New ways to find and fight it”: October is breast cancer awareness month. Stephen Grund, M.D., of the hospital’s George Bray Cancer Center, will discuss how advances in diagnosis and treatment are making breast cancer one of the most treatable cancers today.
Wednesday, Nov. 12 – “Stop ‘brain attacks’ in their tracks”: With stroke, the right treatment ASAP can save a life. Kristen Hickey, the hospital’s Stroke Program Coordinator, will discuss stroke risk factors, how to recognize stroke symptoms and how doctors use different treatments to stop these deadly “brain attacks.”

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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