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April 2012

Register as an organ donor and be part of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS®

April is National Donate Life Month — learn more about organ donation and be part of a record-breaking event on Monday, April 23 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Register to be an organ donor at one of two sites at Yale-New Haven Hospital: the Atrium Lobby or Hunter Courtyard (at York and Cedar streets). Organ donors must register in person and be:

  • adults 18+
  • non-registered residents of Connecticut, or
  • residents of other states or countries

There are currently more than 110,000 men, women and children in the United States waiting for a life-saving transplant. More than 3,400 of these individuals live in New England, and every 12 minutes another name is added to the national waiting list. Bring your friends, family and colleagues—766 registrants are needed to be part of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS®!

206 YNHH physicians among Connecticut Magazine's 'top docs'

Connecticut Magazine has named 206 Yale-New Haven Hospital physicians among the best in the state in its annual "Top Doctors" issue. The YNHH doctors, who provide a wide range of specialties, were among 840 doctors throughout the state selected from the results of a questionnaire sent to 5,000 Connecticut physicians and then combined with Connecticut Magazine's surveys from 2009-2011.

Advanced heart failure lecture on April 12

The Yale-New Haven Hospital Auxiliary continues its spring health education lecture series with "Caring for Patients with Advanced Heart Failure" on Thursday, April 12. Join Abeel A. Mangi, MD, surgical director, Center for Advanced Heart Failure at Yale-New Haven Hospital, for a discussion about the latest techniques being used to treat patients with advanced heart conditions, including mitral valve replacements, ventricular assist devices, heart transplantation and coronary bypass. This lecture starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at the hospital's Institute for Excellence auditorium, 300 George Street in New Haven. Register online or call 203.688.2000 or toll-free 888.700.6543 and press option "2."

Head and neck cancer screening April 13

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven will present its annual John Joe, MD, Free Head and Neck Cancer Screening on Friday, April 13, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., in the Yale-New Haven Hospital East Pavilion cafeteria special events area, lower level. Those with a history of smoking, a sore throat for more than six weeks, hoarseness lasting more than three weeks, blood in sputum or saliva, or an HPV diagnosis are invited to take part in this free 5-minute check-up from the neck up. Walk-ins are welcome, but registration is preferred. To register, call 203.688.2000 or toll-free, 888.700.6543 and press option "2."

Spring health talks

Take charge of your health and attend a free health talk this spring, from 6:30-8 p.m. in one of three convenient locations. Register online or call 203.688.2000 or toll-free, 888.700.6543 and press option "2."

Shoreline Medical Center, 111 Goose Lane, Guilford

  • Tuesday, April 10 — Steps in the Right Direction: Better Foot and Ankle Care presented by Jonathan J. Key, DPM
  • Tuesday, April 17 — Diabetes 101 for the Newly Diagnosed Diabetic presented by Geralyn Spollet, APRN
  • Tuesday, April 24 — Straight from the Heart: Advanced Therapies presented by Abeel Mangi, MD

Hamden Professional Center, 2560 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden

Evergreen Woods, 88 Notch Hill Road, North Branford

  • Thursday, April 12 - Lymphedema after Mastectomy: Fact vs. Fiction presented by Lou Friedman, PT

Register now for the Closer to Free Bike Ride on Sept. 8

Register now and start training for the second annual Closer to Free Bike Ride, benefiting Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, on Saturday, Sept. 8. Contact us to learn more about riding, volunteering or supporting the 2012 bike ride, 203.688.8727.

Yale Melanoma Symposium on April 28

Sponsored by Yale Cancer Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, and AIM at Melanoma, the 2012 Yale Melanoma Symposium is a conference for patients with melanoma and their families, survivors, and all those interested in learning more about the prevention, detection, and treatment of the disease. Join us Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m.-noon at The Anlyan Center at Yale School of Medicine, 300 Cedar Street in New Haven. Register online for this free event, or call 203.688.2000 or toll-free, 888.700.6543 and press option "2"

March for Babies on April 29

The March of Dimes is dedicated to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Join Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital and help support the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health by walking a 3-mile loop in its annual March for Babies on Sunday, April 29 at Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven. To support the YNHCH team, contact Amy Scoffone, 203.688.6340.

Road race and health festival on April 29

On Sunday, April 29, take part in the Cheshire Road Races Half Marathon and 5K, benefiting Abilities Without Boundaries and Best Buddies Connecticut. Presented in part by Yale-New Haven Hospital, attendees may participate in a half marathon, 5K race or 1K kids fun run. Visit the Healthy & Active Living Festival from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Cheshire High School for wellness information and health screenings.

Billing questions?

Yale-New Haven Hospital offers financial counseling to patients and families. Spanish-speaking counselors are available. Additionally, evening sessions are scheduled once a month — the next two are Monday, April 16 and Monday, May 21 from 5-7 p.m. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203.688.2046   

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