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  April 16, 2001

Health Information for Women the Focus
of Next Discovery Series Presentation

Health information for every season in a woman's life will be the topic of a special Discovery Series presentation on Thursday, April 26, at the UConn Health Center. Female faculty from the Health Center will discuss topics including osteoporosis, skin care, bladder problems, and the prevention and early detection of breast cancer, during "Women's Night Out: Health Information for Women of All Ages."

The program is free and will begin at 7 p.m. in Health Center's Keller Auditorium (please use main hospital entrance). Pre-registration is required. Please call (800) 535-6232 or (860) 679-7692, locally.

"When it comes to health care, there's nothing more empowering than sound information. We want to give women the tools they need to prevent and detect common but serious health concerns," says Kristen Zarfos, a surgeon and breast cancer specialist at the Health Center, who will make a presentation during the event.

Zarfos says the "Women's Night Out" program will be the first in a series of speaking engagements by Health Center faculty to women's organizations throughout the state. "We are planning to take this message on the road," she adds.

Other speakers on April 26 will include Joanne Smith, an endocrinologist who will speak about the prevention and detection of osteoporosis, in a talk called, "Boning Up: Healthy Bones for Life." Also, Jane Grant-Kels, chair of the department of dermatology, will talk about the prevention of skin cancer and photo-aging; and Christine LaSala, chair of the division of urogynecology, will talk about help for urinary incontinence and other common bladder problems. Pam Taxel, an endocrinologist and expert in the treatment of osteoporosis, will be the moderator for the program.

Maureen McGuire

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