Hartford Hospital ClassesEventsPrograms, Autumn 2009 by pp00pp


     Hartford Hospital programs & EvEnts from octobEr 1 tHrougH dEcEmbEr 15, 2009


   Cancer Program ____________________ 13                              Professional Development ____________ 18
     • Support Groups                                                  Rehabilitation _____________________ 17
   Clinical Professional Programs ________ 18
                                                                       Safety Education ___________________ 14
     • EMS Education
     • Allied Health                                                   Screenings _________________________ 17
   Diabetes Lifecare ___________________ 14                            Special Events ______________________ 19
   Domestic Violence __________________ 17                             Support Groups _____________________ 17
   Exercise/Wellness ___________________ 15                            Volunteer Services __________________ 17
   Healthy Hearts _____________________ 13                               • Blood Drive
     • Stop Smoking for Life Programs                                  Wellness/Integrative Medicine ________ 15
     • Stress Management and Counseling                                 • Reiki Healing Touch
   Mental Health ______________________ 14                              • Prepare for Surgery
    • Anxiety Disorders                                                 • Yoga
    • Bereavement Support                                              Women’s Health Issues ____________ 16-17
    • Bipolar Disorder                                                  • Parent Education Classes
    • Schizophrenia Program                                             • Parent–Baby Series
   Nutrition Counseling ________________ 15                             • Exercise for Expectant and New Moms

      Call the Health/Physician Referral Service at (860) 545-1888 or (800) 545-7664 for information about any program.

cancEr program                                       The Cancer Wellness Support Series
                                                     This ongoing wellness support series is open to
                                                                                                           HEaltHy HEarts
Brain Tumor Survivor Support Group                   all Hartford Hospital Cancer Program patients         Support Resources for Tobacco Users—
Provides brain tumor patients and families           and their caregivers. Experience wellness sup-        Call (860) 545-3127 for registration
with education and support. Schedule: First          port through integrative medicine practices.          and information.
Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.        Light refreshments. Registration is required
—light dinner provided. Registration is required.    and must be received at least 48 hours in             ”Resources for Smokers”
Call Hillary Keller, LCSW at (860) 545-2318 to       advance for each meeting date. Space is limited.      This monthly program is open to smokers, their
register. FREE.                                      Schedule: From 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the Taylor        friends and family and anyone who wants to
                                                     Conference Room at the Helen & Harry Gray             learn about helping someone to quit. Topics in-
Support Groups for Women with Cancer                 Cancer Center. Call (860) 545-1888 to register.       clude: treatment options, behavioral strategies,
                                                     FREE.                                                 medication options and services available to
Registration is required for each support group
that meets at the Helen & Harry Gray Cancer          10/20 Guided Imagery                                  people who want to quit. Schedule: From 12:00
Center from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. as indicated:          11/17 Acupuncture/Acupressure                         noon to 1:00 p.m. on 10/9, 11/13, 12/4 at
• NEW! The Lebed Method: Focus                                                                             Hartford Hospital’s Special Dining Room. FREE.
                                                     Women at Risk for Breast Cancer
  on Healing                                         Hosted by Dr. Patricia DeFusco, Board-certified       Individual Cessation Counseling
  Gentle medically based exercise program            Medical Oncologist and Principal Investigator of      Recommended for individuals who would benefit
  with emphasis on movement to music                 breast cancer prevention and treatment research       from a personalized, one-on-one treatment
  designed especially for female cancer              for the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and         approach for smoking cessation. Meet with an
  patients/survivors. Call Sherri Storms, RN         Bowel Project (NSABP). Learn about established        experienced cessation counselor. Sessions are
  at (860) 545-3781. FREE.                           risk factors and current intervention options for     offered at Hartford Hospital or the Blue Back
                                                     breast cancer. Call (860) 545-1888 to register.       Square Wellness Center. FEE: Initial consultation
• Ovarian Cancer Support Group                       Schedule: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on 11/18 in
  Fourth Tuesday of each month on 10/27,                                                                   fee plus $200 for 3 sessions. May be covered by
                                                     Wethersfield. FREE.                                   health insurance.
  11/24. Call Marcia Caruso-Bergman, RN at
  (860) 545-4463. FREE.                              Ductal Carcinoma In Situ                              Smoke Free for Life Group Support
                                                     Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-inva-        Recommended for participants who desire the
• New Beginnings                                     sive form of breast cancer found with increas-
  A six-week program for women diagnosed                                                                   support and reinforcement from others in their
                                                     ing frequency since the advent of new, more
  with breast cancer who have completed their                                                              journey to become smoke-free. Facilitated by
                                                     sensitive screening mammographic techniques.
  treatment. Assists patients in re-establishing     This lecture will explore the features of DCIS, its
                                                                                                           an experienced cessation counselor and meets
  activity and nutritional habits. For schedule      frequency within the population, its prognosis        weekly for six sessions. Schedule: Wednesdays,
  call (860) 545-5113. FREE.                         and treatment options. Dr. Robert Siegel, medi-       4:00 to 5:00 p.m. From 11/4 to 12/16 at
                                                     cal oncologist and hematologist in the Helen &        Hartford Hospital or from 9/22 to 10/27 at Blue
CHESS–Support for Cancer Patients                                                                          Back Square. FEE: $150 for 6 sessions. May be
Education and support for patients with breast       Harry Gray Cancer Center and medical director of
                                                     the Hartford Hospital Cancer Clinical Research        covered by health insurance.
cancer or prostate cancer. CHESS, Comprehensive
Health Enhancement Support System, provides          office, will host this event. Schedule: Thursday,     Breathe Easy Relapse Prevention
on-line support and information. Computers are       12/3 in West Hartford from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.          Support Group
loaned, at no cost, to those patients who do         Call at (860) 545-1888 to register. FREE.
                                                                                                           For some people quitting once and for all is
not have their own. Call Sherri Storms, RN at                                                              difficult. This monthly support group can help
(860) 545-3781. FREE.                                                                                      you stop smoking for life. Group sessions are of-
Prostate Cancer Support Group                                                                              fered at Hartford Hospital and in West Hartford.
Provides education and support for prostate                                                                Schedule: Meets from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on
cancer patients and families to understand                                                                 10/7, 11/4, 12/2. Call for location. FREE.
and deal with this disease. Schedule: First                                                                Stress Management for Cardiac Patients
Tuesday of each month from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Registration is not required. Call (860) 545-4594                                                          —A Six-Week Group
with any questions. FREE.                                                                                  Recommended for cardiac patients interested
                                                                                                           in improving their skills to manage stress and
Advanced Prostate Cancer Support Group                                                                     is facilitated by a counselor from Hartford
Provides education and support for men in                                                                  Hospital’s Behavioral Cardiology Program. Group
the advanced stages of prostate cancer and                                                                 sessions will focus on cognitive-behavioral
their families. Please call (860) 524-2715 for                                                             techniques and meet weekly for six sessions.
schedule. FREE.                                                                                            Offered at the Blue Back Square Wellness Center.
                                                                    3rd Annual                             For information, call (860) 545-3127. FEE: $225.
Look Good, Feel Better                                    Fred Cohen Memorial Symposium
In partnership with the American Cancer Society,                                                           Counseling and Stress Management
Hartford Hospital presents this program for           “Living with a Brain Tumor: Quality of Life
women who are undergoing their cancer treat-           for Patients and Families.” This unique             Service—Individual Counseling
ment. Cosmetology professionals teach beauty           educational event for patients and families         Coping with an ongoing medical condition can
techniques to help combat the appearance-              will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00             be a challenging task for many patients. Learn
related side effects of cancer treatment.              p.m. on 11/4 at the Convention Center in            how emotions play a role in recovering from ill-
Schedule: From 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Spanish         Hartford, and focuses on the impact of brain        ness. Individual counseling sessions are offered
session also available from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.        tumor diagnosis and treatment. Includes a           at Hartford Hospital or the Blue Back Square
Registration is required. Call Mary Ann Vanderjagt     presentation of clinical trials, integrative        Wellness Center. Call (860) 545-3127.
at (860) 545-4184. FREE.                               medicine practices and support resources
                                                       in the community. Lunch and free parking
                                                       included. Registration is required. Call
                                                       (860) 545-1888. FREE.

             Call the Health/Physician Referral Service at (860) 545-1888 or (800) 545-7664 for information about any program.
mEntal HEaltH                                         Schizophrenia Program                                NEW! Anxiety Disorders Group
                                                      The following support groups are conducted by        The Anxiety Disorders Center is offering group
Peer Support Group                                    staff from the Family Resource Center at the         cognitive behavioral therapy for adults with
Provides support, encouragement and positive          Institute of Living. Meetings take place at 200      anxiety concerns such as panic attacks, social
momentum for people in recovery from mental           Retreat Avenue on the first floor of the Center      anxiety and excessive worrying. Group members
health issues and substance use. This is a forum      Building unless otherwise noted. Registration        will be taught strategies to manage their anxi-
to encourage and promote a culture of health          is not required. For more information or direc-      ety in a supportive and respectful environment.
and ability. Schedule: Every Wednesday, 12:30         tions, call (860) 545-7665. FREE.                    Groups are facilitated by licensed psychologists
to 1:30 p.m. at The Institute of Living, Carolina                                                          with expertise in the treatment of anxiety.
Cottage, basement level. For more information         • Schizophrenia—Introduction                         Schedule: Please call (860) 545-7685, option #3
contact Sherry Marconi at (860) 545-7202. FREE.
                                                        to the Disorder                                    for schedule or more information. FEE: Billable
Bereavement Support Group                               Offers attendees a basic understanding of          to insurance and co-pay.
Moderated by a member of Hartford Hospital’s            schizophrenia and its treatment, along with
Pastoral Services Department and VNA Health             some specific suggestions to help family and
Care Hospice, this program is open to families          friends better cope with this illness. The con-    safEty Education
and caregivers who have lost a loved one.               tent repeats and family members can attend
Schedule: 2nd and 4th Monday of the month from          any session. Facilitated by Lawrence Haber,        Car Seat Safety
1:00 to 2:15 p.m. at 85 Jefferson Street, #116.         Ph.D., Director of the Family Resource Center.     Despite parents’ best efforts to keep their
For more information, call (860) 545-2290. FREE.        Schedule: 1st Tuesday of each month, on            children safe, four out of five car seats are
Bereavement Support Group for Spouses                   10/6, 11/3, 12/1 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.            installed incorrectly. That’s why we’ve teamed up
(Age 55+)                                                                                                  with CT Safe Kids and the West Hartford Police
                                                      • Managing Schizophrenia                             Department to offer a free Car Seat Safety class
For people 55 and older who have lost a spouse.         A self-help support group on the AA model          for expectant parents. Space is limited and reg-
Schedule: 4th Tuesday of the month from 10:00           for individuals who have schizophrenia or a        istration is required. Schedule: Meets from 6:30
to 11:30 a.m. at McLean in Simsbury. To register,       related disorder. Schedule: Every Thursday         to 8:00 p.m. in West Hartford on 11/18. FREE.
call (860) 658-3700. FREE.                              from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.
                                                                                                           CPR for Family and Friends: Infants
Bereavement Support Group for Spouses                 • Crisis Management for Individuals                  and Children
(Age 35–55)                                             with Schizophrenia                                 Recommended for new parents, babysitters and
For people age 35–55 who have lost a spouse.            Information and discussion about how to            anyone who cares for infants and children who
Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of the month from 7:00            handle the difficulties that arise when crises     want basic first aid and CPR information but
to 9:00 p.m. at McLean in Simsbury. To register,        develop at home. Schedule: Tuesday 9/22            who do not need a course completion card. Call
call (860) 658-3700. FREE.                              from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.                             (860) 545-1888 for schedule. FEE: $45.
Alzheimer’s Family Support Group                      • Support Group for Families Dealing
This support group is for families/caregivers           with Major Mental Illness                          diabEtEs lifEcarE programs
to get together and discuss issues of dealing           For family and friends of individuals who
with Alzheimer’s and to provide mutual support.         have schizophrenia or a related disorder.          Diabetes Education Classes
Schedule: The last Monday of each month from            Share your success and struggles. Facilitated      Self-care education and support for adults with
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at McLean in Simsbury. For            by David Vaughan, LCSW, and Kristen Gawley,        diabetes. Learn about diabetes and develop the
more information call (860) 658-3700. FREE.             PsyM. Schedule: 1st and 3rd Thursday of each       self-management skills to improve blood sugar
Myths, Minds & Medicine Exhibit                         month, on 10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3,          control, prevent and/or delay complications
A permanent exhibition on The Institute of              12/17 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.                       and improve daily quality of life with diabetes.
Living’s history and the treatment of                 • Introduction to Mental Health                      Classes also available for women with diabetes
psychiatric illnesses. Self-guided tours Monday                                                            during pregnancy. Day and evening classes in
                                                        Benefits and Services for Severe                   English or Spanish. For more information call
through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. For              Mental Illness
guided tours, call (860) 545-4501. FREE.                                                                   (860) 545-1888.
                                                        Overview of benefit programs available for
Bipolar Disorder—An Introduction                        individuals with mental health disabilities.       Diabetes Support/Education Group
This program is for family members and friends of       Facilitated by David Vaughan, LCSW, and            Continue your self-care education in diabetes
individuals who have bipolar or a related disorder.     Kristen Gawley, PsyM. Schedule: Call for           and receive ongoing support from other
Offers attendees a basic understanding of bipolar       schedule.                                          adults with diabetes. Free support and educa-
disorder and its treatments along with specific                                                            tion is offered at Hartford Hospital’s Windsor
                                                      • The World of Work for a Person                     Health Care Center. These meetings are held
suggestions to help family and friends better
cope with this illness. Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of
                                                        with a Severe Mental Illness                       quarterly. For schedule and topics, please call
each month, on 10/20, 11/17, 12/15 in Hartford          An open format discussion designed to help         (860) 545-1888.
from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.                                  families gain access to information about the      Diabetes & Nutrition (Meal Planning
                                                        workplace, including compensatory strategies
Depression—An Introduction                              to enhance functioning for a person with           and Counseling)
For family members and friends of individuals           a severe mental illness. Please have ques-         Our dietitians provide individualized meal
who suffer from depression. Learn about major           tions and concerns ready since there is ample      plans by addressing your concerns and desires
depression, its treatment and ways to help family       time for discussion. Facilitated by Christine      concerning food preferences (likes, dislikes,
members better cope with the illness. Facilitated       Gagliardi, M.Ed, vocational counselor and          allergies and intolerances), weight improvement
by David Vaughan, LCSW. Schedule: Meets from            Patricia Wardwell, COTA, occupational therapist.   issues and blood glucose control. Covered by
5:15 to 6:30 p.m. on 12/8.                              Schedule: 12/8 from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.              most private insurance plans. Physician referral
                                                                                                           required. Call (860) 545-3526 to schedule an

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WEllnEss/intEgrativE mEdicinE programs                NEW! Yoga Nidra Class
                                                      For all levels of yoga experience. Includes short
Reiki Healing Touch—Level I                           gentle yin yoga postures, and a yoga nidra
Learn a gentle, hands-on relaxation technique that    meditation that balances energy and assists
can reduce stress, muscle tension/pain and ac-        in release of tension. Schedule: 9/22, 10/6,
celerate the healing process. Schedule: Thursdays     11/10 and 12/8 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at
on 10/8, 11/12, 12/17 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.     Hartford Hospital. Registration is required. Call
in Hartford. FEE: $160. Nursing CEUs and Medical      (860) 545-1888. FEE: $60.
CMEs available.                                       NEW! Yoga Fusion
Soul Collage                                          5-week yoga series (for all levels) includes
Create a multi-layered visual image that will         meditation, breath work, core strengthen-
have special meaning for you and assist you in        ing, posture flows as well as longer holds of
answering some of life’s questions. No previous art   postures to increase stamina and promote
experience is necessary. Facilitated by an artist/    cleansing of major organ systems. Schedule:
teacher. Schedule: Free introduction class on 10/1    Wednesdays, 11/18 to 12/16 from 4:15 to 5:30
from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Full seminar on 11/11         p.m. Fee $185. Registration is required. Call
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Newington. Registration     (860) 545-1888.
is required. Call (860) 545-1888. FEE: Free for       NEW! Morning Yin Yoga
introductory class; $40 for full session.             Suitable for all levels of fitness and yoga expe-
Yamuna® Body Rolling!                                 rience. Yin yoga is a quiet meditative yoga that
This dynamic workshop promotes balance, builds        stretches the connective tissues such as liga-
core strength, provides weight-bearing exercise,      ments as well as hip joints, pelvis and spine.
improves posture and directly stimulates bone.        Poses are supported on the floor and held for       ExErcisE/WEllnEss
Gives you the tools for continued self-care. Wear     3-5 minutes. Schedule: Wednesdays, 11/4
close fitting yoga or exercise attire and bring       to 12/16 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fee $90.           See additional exercise programs on pages 16-17.
yoga type mat. Schedule: 10/7 from 7:00 to 9:00       Registration is required. Call (860) 545-1888.      Cardiac Rehabilitation Classes
p.m. at Newington campus gym. Registration is         Yoga for Weight Loss                                Comprehensive care to individuals who have
required. Call (860) 545-1888. FEE: $40.              Are you serious about getting healthier and         recently experienced a cardiac event or require
                                                      ready to take action? Learn tools for stress        risk factor modification. EKG monitored exercise
Body Awareness and Conditioning                                                                           class, education and counseling. Covered by most
Low-impact but high-energy class develops             reduction, toning and strengthening, as well
                                                      as mindful eating. Class will include medita-       insurance plans; physician referral is required.
increased well being through body awareness.                                                              Locations: Hartford Hospital—(860) 545-2133;
Increase your confidence, strength, flexibility       tion, breath work, core strengthening, posture
                                                      flows as well as longer holdings of postures to     Glastonbury—(860) 633-9084; Avon—(860)
and prevent injury. Schedule: Wednesdays from                                                             674-8509; West Hartford—(860) 570-4571.
9/16 through 10/28 or 11/4 through 12/9 in            increase tone, stamina, and jump-start metabo-
Newington. Registration is required; please call      lism. Schedule: Thursdays, 11/5 to 12/17 from       Pilates Classes
(860) 545-1888. FEE: $90 for 6 sessions.              4:30 to 5:45 p.m. Registration is required. Call    Conditioning program that combines elements of
                                                      (860) 545-1888. FEE: $90.                           yoga, weight training and gymnastics to improve
Peggy Huddleston’s Prepare for                                                                            posture, flexibility, coordination, muscle tone
                                                      A Day of Mindfulness Practice
Surgery, Heal Faster™                                 All day workshop open to anyone who has had         and strength. People of all ages and abilities can
Learn 5 steps, including guided imagery, proven       previous experience in mindfulness meditation.      participate. Call Eastern Rehabilitation Network
by research to help you prepare emotionally and       Mix of guided sitting and walking meditations,      at (860) 667-5480 for a location near you. FEE:
physically for surgery. Be calmer, experience less    mindfulness yoga, and loving kindness medita-       $150 for 10 mat sessions.
pain and recover sooner. Book and relaxation          tion. Schedule: 12/5 from 9:00 to 3:30 p.m.         The following classes are held at the Healthtrax
tape are available for $25 through the Integrative    Registration is required. Call (860) 545-1888.      Wellness Center at Hartford Hospital’s Avon
Medicine Department. Call 860) 545-4444.              FEE: $50.                                           Wellness Center. Call (860) 284-1190 for
Vibrational Sound Healing with                                                                            information or to register.
                                                      Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Tibetan Bowls                                         Eight-week course that teaches awareness of         Hot Yoga
Discover the healing benefits of Tibetan Healing      breathing, sitting and walking meditation,          Challenging deeply held postures in an 80+ de-
Bowls and learn how these ancient instruments are     basic yoga, and techniques of daily living in       gree room. This practice increases your strength
used in different settings. Experience the peace      a supportive group environment. Schedule:           and flexibility while creating an opportunity for
and serenity of this unique modality. Schedule:       8-week sessions run 9/29 to 11/24 (required         profound purification of the body. FEE: $15/class.
Mondays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Newington.          orientation 9/22) from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. or         Adult Swim Lessons
Level 1 from 9/21 to 10/12; Level 2 from 11/2         10/1 to 11/19 (required orientation 9/17) from      Learn to swim or improve your stroke. Swimming
to 11/23. Registration is required. Please call       4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call    is a great cardiovascular exercise. Taught by Red
(860) 545-1888. FEE: $150.                            (860) 545-1888. FEE: $200 (includes 5 CDs and       Cross certified instructors.
Hypnobirthing® Class                                  course workbook).
This 5-week class teaches the use of guided           Baby Massage Instructor Certification
imagery, visualization, special breathing tech-       Learn to instruct parents to massage their          nutrition counsEling
niques, and self-hypnosis for a more comfortable      newborn babies. Upon registration you will
birthing process. Schedule: Series runs 11/2 to
                                                                                                          Nutrition Counseling Service
                                                      receive Baby’s First Massage workshop home          Personalized one-on-one nutrition counseling
11/30 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. in Wethersfield.         study materials that you must complete before
Registration is required, call (860) 545-1888. FEE:                                                       with an experienced registered dietitian for
                                                      attending. Schedule: 10/24 from 9:00 a.m. to        a wide variety of nutrition-related diseases
$225 (plus $25 for textbook, practice CDs and         1:00 p.m. For registration and/or more informa-
handouts to be paid at first class).                                                                      and conditions. By appointment only. Call
                                                      tion please call (860) 545-4444. FEE: $250          (860) 545-2604. May be covered by insurance.
                                                      (includes home study kit with CD and instruc-
                                                      tor’s manual).

             Call the Health/Physician Referral Service at (860) 545-1888 or (800) 545-7664 for information about any program.

                                                     • Baby Care for Adopting Parents                  • Baby Signing: An Introduction
WomEn’s HEaltH issuEs                                 Understand the unique needs of your                Learn how to begin teaching your baby or
El Grupo de Mujeres                                   adopted child and learn the essentials of          toddler basic signs. Led by a pediatric nurse
Education and support for Latina women living         feeding, diapering, bathing and injury pre-        practitioner, this class will focus on how your
with HIV or AIDS regardless of where they get         vention. The focus will be the care of babies      child develops language and speech, and how
their health care. Learn about HIV and how to         from 0–12 months and is appropriate for            sign language can enhance family communica-
remain healthy. Develop problem solving skills.       both domestic and international adoptions.         tion. An interactive program for babies 6 to
Become an advocate for your health care needs.        Schedule: From 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. in West           24 months. Format includes songs, rhymes and
Arts, crafts, excursions. Bilingual (English and      Hartford on 11/23. Call (860) 545-1888 to          play activities. Schedule: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on
Spanish). Meets twice a month. For information        register. FEE: $35.                                11/4 in Wethersfield. FEE: $25.
call (860) 545-2966 or (860) 545-1001. FREE.         • Breastfeeding with Success                      • Maternity Tours
The Strong Women Program                              Before the baby arrives, learn about the ba-       A guided tour to acquaint you with our facility
An exercise program for middle aged and older         sics and benefits of breastfeeding. Schedule:      and maternity services. Schedule: Weekdays
women. Working with weights will increase             From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. FEE: $20.                   6:00 to 7:00 p.m. or 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.; also
strength, muscle mass and bone density while          Avon: 10/8, 11/12, 12/10                           some Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
reducing the risk of numerous chronic diseases.       Glastonbury: 10/26, 11/16                          Tours available in English and Spanish. FREE.
12-week sessions meet twice a week for 24 “no-        West Hartford: 10/19, 11/9, 11/30, 12/14         • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Tours
impact” workouts. Call (860) 545-1888 for the         Wethersfield: 10/14, 12/9                          Private tours for those expecting twins,
schedule and to register. FEE: $160.                                                                     triplets, etc. By appointment only. Please call
                                                     • Breastfeeding and Returning to Work               (860) 545-8987. FREE.
Tai Chi for Health
                                                      Prepares breastfeeding moms to return
The perfect exercise and meditation program           to work or school while continuing to            • eLearning Childbirth Education
for seniors. Improve overall fitness, balance,        breastfeed. Topics include milk collection,        When traditional childbirth education
coordination, agility and reduce the chance for a     storage, choosing the right breast pump and        classes are not a possibility due to bed rest
fall-related injury. Schedule: 8-week sessions ev-    breastfeeding in friendly workplaces. Babies       or time constraints, our interactive web-
ery Tuesday and Thursday in Avon or Glastonbury       welcome. Schedule: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.          based program provides a solution. Includes
and Monday and Wednesdays in West Hartford or         in West Hartford on 10/29. FEE: $20.               animated illustrations and videos and covers
Windsor. Please call (860) 545-1888 for schedule
                                                     • Childbirth Refresher Class                        the last trimester of pregnancy, labor &
and to register. FEE: $160.
                                                                                                         birth, medication choices and cesarean birth.
                                                      This class provides an overview of the labor
Fertility Yoga                                        and birth process, a review of relaxation and
                                                                                                         An optional one-evening session provides a
Offers a holistic approach for women who are                                                             guided maternity tour, review of breathing and
                                                      breathing techniques, coping methods and
considering pregnancy or actively pursuing par-                                                          relaxation techniques, birth videos, and time
                                                      pain relief options. Not recommended for
enthood. Gentle yoga uses calming techniques                                                             for questions. For more information, call Amy
                                                      first time parents. Schedule: From 9:00 a.m.
that emphasize breath awareness, physical                                                                Schroder at (860) 545-4431. FEE: $100.
                                                      to 12:00 noon on 10/17 in Wethersfield.
and mental relaxation. Schedule: From 11/4 to         FEE: $50.                                        • Preparation for Childbirth Class
12/16 at 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Blue Back Square,                                                             All the essential information you need for
West Hartford. To register, call (860) 545-1888.     • Cesarean Birth
                                                                                                         labor and the birth of your baby. Topics
FEE: $78 for six-week program.                        If you are anticipating a cesarean birth, this
                                                                                                         include: stages of labor, relaxation, breath-
                                                      class will prepare you for the experience
                                                                                                         ing techniques, pain management options
                                                      from pre-admission through your recovery at
                                                                                                         and other coping skills. Learn to be an active
                                                      home. We’ll cover in detail what to expect
                                                                                                         participant in the birth of your baby. We offer
Parent Education Classes                              during surgery and throughout your hospital
                                                                                                         a four week series (maternity tour included) or
Registration is required for all classes. Call        stay, how your partner can help, and tips for
                                                                                                         a one-day or two-week option with maternity
(860) 545-1888.                                       a smooth recovery while caring for a new-
                                                                                                         tours scheduled separately. Classes meet in
                                                      born. Includes a maternity tour. Schedule:
                                                                                                         Avon, Hartford, Glastonbury, West Hartford,
• Welcome to Fatherhood—“New Dads”                    Hartford Hospital from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00
                                                                                                         Wethersfield and Windsor. Call for schedule.
  There are not many men in the world who             noon on 10/17, 12/12. FEE: $50.
                                                                                                         FEE: $100.
  can actually say they were ready to be a           • Expectant Grandparents Class                    • The Happiest Baby
  father—or knew how to be one—until they             Provides grandparents with an opportunity
  were. This 2-night workshop will cover such                                                            Learn an extraordinary approach to keeping
                                                      to talk with trained professionals about
  topics as understanding your baby’s ”differ-                                                           babies happy by helping them sleep better and
                                                      birthing changes, baby care, infant feeding
  ent” cries and ways that you can meet baby’s                                                           soothing even the fussiest baby in minutes.
                                                      and safety. Schedule: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
  needs. We’ll talk about the difference you can                                                         This approach was pioneered by Dr. Harvey
                                                      on 10/5, 12/7 in Glastonbury. FREE.
  make in your child’s life. Schedule: From 7:00                                                         Karp in his best-selling book and DVD, The
  to 9:00 p.m. on 11/3 & 11/10 at Hartford           • Infant Massage                                    Happiest Baby on the Block. Schedule: Please
  Hospital. FEE: $75.                                 Learn hands-on massage techniques to               call for schedule. FEE: $65.00/couple includes
                                                      calm and soothe your baby. Private classes         class, Parent Kit, Dr. Karp’s DVD (or VHS) and
• Babycare                                            available through our Integrative Medicine         Soothing Sounds CD.
  Understand the unique needs of your newborn         Department. Call (860) 545-4444. FEE: $45.
  and learn great tips on diapering, bathing and                                                       • Hypnobirthing® Class
  general care. Schedule: From 6:30 to 8:30      • Pups and Babies                                       This 5-week class teaches the use of guided
  p.m. FEE: $20.                                   Concerned about your dog and your new                 imagery, visualization, special breathing
                                                   baby? Join Joyce O’Connell, a certified ani-          techniques, and self-hypnosis for a more
  Avon: 10/22, 11/23, 12/3
                                                   mal behaviorist, for tips on preparing your           comfortable birthing process. Schedule:
  Glastonbury: 10/19, 11/9, 12/14
                                                   pet for baby’s arrival, introducing baby to           Series runs 11/2 to 11/30 from 6:30 to
  West Hartford: 10/5, 11/2, 12/7
                                                   your pet, creating safe spaces, and helping           9:00 p.m. in Wethersfield. Registration is
  Wethersfield: 11/11
                                                   your pet understand his new place in the              required. Call (860) 545-1888. FEE: $225
                                                   expanded pack. Schedule: From 7:00 to 8:30            (plus $25 for textbook, practice CDs and
                                                   p.m. in Glastonbury on 11/18. FEE: $25.               handouts to be paid at first class).

             Call the Health/Physician Referral Service at (860) 545-1888 or (800) 545-7664 for information about any program.

• Epidural Anesthesia for Labor                      domEstic violEncE                                   scrEEnings/support groups*
 Led by a Board-certified anesthesiologist,
 this class covers what an epidural is, how          My Avenging Angel Workshop                          * Look under specific topics for additional
 it is placed, the risks involved and what to        My Avenging Angel Workshop will be in October       support group listings.
 expect for pain relief. This is an excellent        and November. Sponsored by the Hartford
 opportunity for expectant parents to learn          Hospital Domestic Violence Prevention Program       Blood Pressure/Sugar/Cholesterol
 more about epidurals and to ask ques-               since 2001. The workshops have helped women         Conducted by VNA Health Care. Scheduled
 tions. Schedule: From 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at          who have been abused move from victims to           throughout the Greater Hartford area. For more
 Hartford Hospital on 10/1, 12/3. FREE.              survivors to “thrivers.” The workshops will be      information call (860) 246-1919.
                                                     in two Saturday sessions from 10:30 a.m. to
• Sibling Preparation                                4:00 p.m. in Avon and Wethersfield. For more        Patient Support Groups
 A class designed to help children 3 to 9            information, please call Hartford Hospital Health
 years of age prepare for the arrival of a new
                                                                                                         • Mended Hearts Support Group
                                                     Referral Services at (860) 545-1888. FREE.            For people who have had open-heart
 baby brother or sister. Schedule: Thursday or
 Saturday in Hartford. FEE: $15 per child or                                                               surgery or heart disease and their partners.
 $25 for 2 or more children.                         voluntEErs                                            Schedule: Meets 3rd Wednesday of each
                                                                                                           month at 7:15 p.m. at South Congregational
 Pre-school—Thursday 4:00–5:00 p.m.                  Blood Drive                                           Church, 277 Main Street, Hartford. Call
 on 10/15; Saturday 10:00–11:00 a.m. on              The American Red Cross will conduct blood             (860) 289-7422. FREE.
 10/3, 11/7, 12/5                                    drives at Hartford Hospital. For the exact
                                                     dates and to schedule your appointment, call        • Heart Transplant Support Group
 School-Age—Saturday 10:00–11:00 a.m.
 on 10/17, 11/14, 12/12                              (860) 545-2079. For other locations, call The         Provides education, networking and social
                                                     American Red Cross at (800) GIVE LIFE.                interaction for post-transplant patients and
                                                                                                           their families. Schedule: 2nd Tuesday of the
Parent–Baby Series                                   Volunteer Opportunities                               month at 6:00 p.m. on 10/13, 11/10, 12/8.
                                                     If you are interested in giving of your time to       For more information, call Sue Podolski at
• Enjoying Infants Together–                         help others, we offer a wide variety of opportu-      (860) 545-4339. FREE.
  Morning Classes                                    nities to match your interests with those of our
  Led by a pediatric nurse practitioner, this six-   patients, their families or our staff. Positions    • Transplant Patient Support Group
  week series is for parents and infants under       are available for adults and teens over the age       Provides education, networking and social
  12 months. Learn fun, developmental activi-        of 14. Training and free parking are provided.        interaction for post-transplant patients
  ties for infants, participate in discussions and   For more information, call Volunteer Services         and their families. Schedule: 4th Thursday
  make new friends! Schedule: 10/28 to 12/9          at (860) 545-2198 or visit us on-line at              of the month in Glastonbury from 7:00
  from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. in Wethersfield.     www.harthosp.org/volsvc.                              to 8:30 p.m. on 10/22, 11/19, 12/17. For
  FEE: $50 for 6-week series.                                                                              more information, call Sue Podolski at
                                                     Trauma After-Care Volunteer                           (860) 545-4339. FREE.
• Time for Infants and Toddlers–                     Training Program
  Saturday Classes                                   Volunteer program designed to offer neighborly      • Ostomy Support Group
  Led by a pediatric nurse practitioner, this        support to families that lose a loved one unex-       Support and education for anyone who has
  class is for parents and children under 24         pectedly. After training is completed volunteer       (or will be having) a colostomy, ileostomy,
  months. Learn fun, developmental activi-           work is done from home through phone calls            or urostomy. Programs include self-help
  ties for infants and toddlers, participate in      or cards to the families once a month for two         sessions of sharing helpful tips, ostomy care
  discussions and make new friends! Schedule:        years. Attendance at two nights of training is        and management, medical speakers, and
  10/17, 11/14, 12/19 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.       mandatory and an interview is required prior          ostomy product representatives. Family and
  in Glastonbury. FEE: $15 per class.                to training. For more information or to register      friends are welcome. Schedule: 10/22, 11/19
                                                     call Volunteer Services at (860) 545-2448.            at 7:00 p.m. (Pot Luck) at West Hartford
• Time for Toddlers                                                                                        Senior Center, 15 Starkel Road. Please call
  Led by a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, this        Reiki Volunteer Program                               (860) 760-6862 for more information. FREE.
  six-week series is for parents and toddlers,       Provide gentle, hands-on relaxation sessions to
  12 to 24 months. Learn fun, developmental          patients, their families and employees. Requires    • Kidney Transplant Orientation Class
  activities for toddlers and participate in         Reiki Level 1, followed by two 2-hour follow-up       Open to all potential kidney transplant
  discussions on various parenting issues.           sessions and two shifts shadowing a current           patients, donors and their families. Provides
  Schedule: 10/28 to 12/9 from 10:00 to 11:00        volunteer. To apply for this program and sched-       education to help in making the choice
  a.m. in Wethersfield. FEE: $50.                    ule an interview please call Eileen Pelletier,        between dialysis and transplant, the eligibil-
                                                     Volunteer Services Manager, at (860) 545-2448         ity and evaluation process, and UNOS listing
                                                     or e-mail at eepellet@harthosp.org.                   vs living donor. Call (860) 545-4368 for
Exercise for Expectant and New Moms                                                                        schedule or to register. FREE.
• Prenatal Yoga                                                                                          • Farmington Valley Fibromyalgia/
  Improve your strength and muscle tone,                                                                   Chronic Fatigue and Immune
  ease tension and relieve discomforts of            Pulmonary Rehabilitation Classes                      Dysfunction Syndrome Support Group
  pregnancy. Schedule: From 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.        Comprehensive multidisciplinary program for           Find support, education and humor. Meets
  6-week session from 11/4 to 12/16. FEE: $78.       people with chronic pulmonary disease such as         in the Wagner Room at the Simsbury Public
• Stroller Fitness                                   asthma, emphysema, fibrosis or other disorders.       Library, 725 Hopmeadow Street, Simsbury.
                                                     Primary goal is to restore the patient to the         Schedule: 3rd Tuesday of each month
  Enjoy beautiful Farmington Valley views            highest possible level of independent function
  along the Rails to Trails, beginning at                                                                  from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Registration is not
                                                     as well as to help alleviate shortness of breath.     necessary. Call Betty at (860) 658-2453 for
  Hartford Hospital’s Avon Wellness Center.          Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday (twice a week
  Strength training and endurance will be                                                                  more information. FREE.
                                                     for 10 weeks) from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. or 1:00
  incorporated into this fun workout. Alternate      to 3:00 p.m. at Hartford Hospital’s Conklin
  activities will be planned in the event of         Building. Valet parking is available. Covered by
  inclement weather. Call (860) 985-7957 for         most insurance plans. Call (860) 545-3637 for
  schedule.                                          more information.

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                                                       EMT—Intermediate Course                            ONS Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Course
clinical profEssional programs                                                                            Comprehensive review of the knowledge
                                                       Must present current copy of State of CT
                                                       EMT-B certification and a current copy of          needed to administer chemotherapy. Topics
EMS Education                                                                                             include theoretical basis for chemotherapy
                                                       CPR training in adult, infant and child.
Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you...                 Registration is required. Call (860) 545-2564      administration, chemotherapy drug classifica-
Hartford Hospital’s Department of EMS Education        for schedule and registration form.                tions, safe handling, and administration, side
will accommodate the needs of the business                                                                effect management, and patient teaching
community by providing on-site instruction. A
                                                       EMT—Recertification Course                         strategies. Participants must be a licensed
minimum number of participants is required.            For currently certified EMT-Basics. Includes       registered nurse who has been employed at
Call (860) 545-2564 for more information or to         the recertification practical and written ex-      least 6 months. The course is appropriate for
make arrangements.                                     aminations at no additional charge. Results        nurses new to chemotherapy administration.
                                                       for both exams are available at the end of         Schedule: 10/23 and 10/30 (must attend both
For more information on the following                  the last class. Registration required. Call        sessions), from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please
classes or to register on-line, visit our              (860) 545-2564 for schedule.                       call (860) 545-1888 to register. FEE: $200.
website at www.harthosp.org/ems.
                                                       Core Instructor Program
  Pediatric First Aid & CPR                            For anyone interested in becoming a CPR,           3rd Annual Hartford Hospital
  This course teaches how to manage illness            ACLS, or PALS instructor. Must have a current      Research Day
  and injuries in a child in the first few minutes     provider card in the topic in which they wish      Educational event featuring keynote speaker,
  until professional help arrives. Approved by         to become an instructor. Upon completing           Shawn Murphy, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director
  the State of Connecticut to meet the require-        the Core Instructor program, the student           of the Laboratory of Computer Science at
  ments for day care providers for first aid. Call     will be eligible to take the discipline specific   Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant
  (860) 545-2564 for schedule and to register.         instructor training program. FEE: $150. BCLS,      Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School.
  FEE: $75.                                            ACLS, & PALS Instructor program: $300. Call        Open to all. Schedule: Monday, 11/9 from 8:00
  Adult First Aid & CPR with Automated                 (860) 545-2564 for schedule and to register.       a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration is required. Call
  External Defibrillation                                                                                 (860) 545-1888 to register. FEE: $25.
                                                       Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  Course content includes general principles of        For providers, instructors and those who
  first aid, medical emergencies, injury emer-         have a current card but need a refresher
  gencies, CPR and the use of the automated            course. AHA program designed for health-           profEssional dEvElopmEnt
  external defibrillator, and environmental            care providers whose occupations demand
  emergencies. Call (860) 545-2564 for schedule        proficiency in the knowledge and skills of         Radiation Therapy Program
  and to register. FEE $90.                            ACLS. This course is designed to review,           Applications are currently being accepted for
  Adult/Child/Infant CPR with Automated                organize and prioritize the skills and didactic    this 24-month full-time program. This program
                                                       information needed to manage a cardiac             is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on
  External Defibrillator                                                                                  Education in Radiologic Technology and prepares
  The Heartsaver AED Course teaches CPR,               arrest, and events that may lead to and fol-
                                                       low a cardiac arrest. Call (860) 545-2564 for      graduates for certification by the American
  AED use, relief of choking in adults and chil-                                                          Registry of Radiologic Technologists. For a
  dren, infant CPR and relief of choking,              schedule and to register.
                                                                                                          schedule and an application, visit our website
  and use of barrier devices for all ages. Call        Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS              at www.harthosp.org or call (860) 545-2612.
  (860) 545-2564 for schedule and to register.         Provider refresher course. American Heart
  FEE: $75.                                                                                               Radiography Program
                                                       Association program offers 16 hours of             This 24-month full-time accredited program
  Basic Life Support for Healthcare                    instruction in patient assessment, shock           begins in September of each year and leads
  Providers                                            management, and vascular access. Call              to eligibility for certification by the American
  Course fee includes textbook pocket mask             (860) 545-2564 for schedule.                       Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).
  and course completion cards. Schedule:             Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital                 The Radiography profession combines the use
  Evening program from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.                                                                 of advanced radiographic imaging equipment
  Saturday day program from 9:00 a.m. to
                                                                                                          with direct patient care. For a schedule and an
  5:00 p.m. Registration is required. Call           PEPP represents a comprehensive source of            application, visit our website at www.harthosp.
  (860) 545-4158. FEE: $85.                          pre-hospital information for the emergent            org or call (860) 545-2612.
                                                     care of infants and children. It will teach the
  Basic Life Support for Healthcare                  pre-hospital professional how to better assess       Phlebotomy Training Course
  Providers—Refresher Class                          and manage the ill or injured child. Call (860)      In association with Hartford Hospital’s Clinical
  Call (860) 545-4158 for schedule and               545-2564 for schedule: FEE: $150.                    Laboratory Education Program, this program is
  registration information.                                                                               offered twice a year in the Spring and Fall for 15
                                                                                                          weeks, to prepare students for jobs as phleboto-
  CPR Instructor Course                                                                                   mists. For schedule or more information and an
  Call (860) 545-4158 for schedule and                                                                    application, visit our website at www.harthosp.org
  registration information.                                                                               or call (860) 545-3350
  EMT—Basic Course                                                                                        HealthCare Toastmaster #2300
  For all pre-hospital emergency medical care                                                             Learn to develop effective communication skills
  providers who will ride on ambulance crews,                                                             and to take control of your presentations and
  serve on fire department rescue squads,                                                                 meetings through effective listening, thinking
  or work in security or police departments.                                                              and speaking, which in turn foster self-confi-
  It covers assessment, stabilization, and                                                                dence and personal growth. Schedule: 2nd and
  transport of medical and trauma emergen-                                                                4th Thursday of each month from 12:00 noon
  cies. Course fee covers texts, equipment                                                                to 1:00 p.m. at Hartford Hospital, Jefferson
  and supplies. Call (860) 545-2564 for more                                                              Building conference room 118. FEE: $39 for
  information or for registration form.                                                                   6-month membership.

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                               spEcial EvEnts at Hartford Hospital
                   Registration is required for each of the following events unless noted otherwise. Call Hartford
                 Hospital’s Health Referral Service at (860) 545-1888 or toll-free at (800) 545-7664 to register.

4th Annual Pink Flamingos 2009                                                              Beautiful Skin Without Surgery
Join us for an evening of fine wine,                                                        Join Dr. Margaret Bason, a Board-certified
festive food, and a silent auction.                                                         dermatologist, to learn about skin tight-
Proceeds will benefit the Partnership for                                                   ening without surgery, new breakthrough
Breast Care and “Take the Time” Mobile                                                      treatments for sagging skin, droopy eyes,
Mammography at Hartford Hospital.                                                           wrinkles, acne and excessive sweating.
Highlights include “Name a Flamingo” in                                                     Schedule: October 15 in Avon and October
tribute to those who have faced breast                                                      22 in West Hartford from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
cancer. Schedule: Thursday, October 1                                                       Registration is required. FREE.
from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Pond House               ENFIELD PROGRAMS
Café. Reservations are required. Please
call (860) 545-1018. FEE: $50.                The following programs are free and are
                                              held at the Enfield Public Library. Call
7th Annual Walk Against Obesity               (860) 545-1888 to register.
in Greater Connecticut                        Saturday, October 3
This event will fund research, education      10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
and awareness of obesity as a disease
and will support advocacy initiatives to      Are Your Sleep Problems Keeping
fight the stigma of obesity. Schedule:        You (and Others) Awake?
Saturday, October 3 at Walnut Hill Park in    Join Dr. Edward L. Salerno to hear how
New Britain; registration from 10:00 to       obstructive sleep apnea affects your
11:00 a.m.                                    health and learn about the symptoms,
                                              diagnosis, health implications, and
The Annual Gathering of the                   treatment options.                            Increasing Joy: Planning for
Trauma Support After-Care                     Saturday, November 11                         Life “After Baby”
Program                                       10:00 to 11:00 a.m.                           Dr. Sharon Thomason, a West Hartford
In the Fall, the After-Care Program                                                         psychologist specializing in postpartum
                                              Eating Healthy for the Holidays:              adjustment, will speak about planning
sponsors an annual “Gathering” where
bereaved families, volunteers and hospital    Is it Possible?                               for help after baby comes home: the who,
staff come together to learn about grief      Registered dietitian and certified diabe-     what, when, and where of the assis-
and bereavement. It is a special time to      tes educator, Jane Querido, will teach        tance that may ease this transformation.
remember loved ones who have died. We         you how you and your family can have          Schedule: Thursday, November 5 from
also extend our invitation and open it        both nutritious and delicious holiday         7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in West Hartford. Call
to the public for those who would like to     meals. You will learn valuable informa-       (860) at 545-1888 to register. Limited to
attend. Schedule: Sunday, November 1          tion on starting a healthy holiday tradi-     the first 20 couples who register.
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Call Heide Weise at    tion, setting reasonable goals and lower
(860) 545-5418 for more information.          calorie alternatives for the traditional      19th Annual Black & Red Gala
                                              holiday menu—from appetizer to dessert.
                                                                                            Save the Date! Hartford Hospital enthusi-
When Wheat is the Enemy                       Saturday, December 5                          astically presents the 19th Annual Black &
Learn about wheat sensitivity and who         10:00 to 11:00 a.m.                           Red Gala, to be held on January 16, 2010
is at risk, what symptoms to look for and                                                   at the Bushnell in Hartford. This year, our
                                              Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease               beneficiary will be the Hospital’s Cardiac
how physicians diagnose and treat this
disorder. Presented by Board-certified        (GERD)                                        Surgery Program and will feature enter-
gastroenteroligsts Dr. Paul Shapiro           Dr. Michael Selden invites you to a free      tainment by Vox Audio. For information,
and Dr. Avrum Blitzer and Lisa Baker,         educational seminar to learn about this       call Nadia Woodman at (860) 545-2161 or
APRN from Connecticut GI. Schedule:           chronic condition that affects millions       visit: www.harthosp.org/gala or e-mail
Wednesday, October 14 from 7:00 to            of Americans. Learn how to identify           gala@harthosp.org. Registration is
8:00 p.m. in Glastonbury. Registration is     and control it and what to do when the        required. FEE: $300 and $500 per ticket.
required. Free educational seminar.           symptoms won’t go away.                       Sponsorship opportunities are available.

           Call the Health/Physician Referral Service at (860) 545-1888 or (800) 545-7664 for information about any program.


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