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February 2012


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Free heart screenings on Wear Red Day, Feb. 3

Wear RedIn conjunction with the American Heart Association's National Wear Red Day that raises awareness of heart health, the Women's Heart Program at Yale-New Haven Hospital is holding an informational fair on Friday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and 5-7:30 p.m. in the hospital's Max Taffel Room at 20 York Street. Yale-New Haven health professionals will be offering healthy heart information, blood pressure screenings, nutrition information and body mass index calculations. The health screenings are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Charlotte Hickey at 203.688.4373.



Green building certification for Smilow, 55 Park St.

The US Green Building Council has awarded LEED certification to Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and the nearby 55 Park St. building for meeting significant sustainability standards. LEED, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally recognized green building certification system and considered the gold standard that recognizes a building's sustainable design and construction strategies. Completed in 2009, Smilow's sustainable highlights include ample use of natural light, reduced energy consumption features, reflective roofs and a terra cotta rain screen façade that minimizes heat gain.

Pediatric Dentistry Center moves to 1 Long Wharf

Dentistry Center

Yale-New Haven Hospital's Pediatric Dentistry Center has moved to a new, modern facility at 1 Long Wharf Drive in New Haven. Comprehensive oral health care services, including fillings, crowns, emergency and preventive care is available to children and adolescents up to age 21. Accommodations for children with special needs and disabilities are available as well. Our dental specialists can also make arrangements for periodontic care, root canals, orthodontics and oral surgery. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call 203.688.3000.

Women with HPV may have higher heart disease risk

A recent study of nearly 2,500 women between the ages of 20 and 59 shows that women who carry the human papillomavirus (HPV) have an increased risk of heart disease and are twice as likely to have had a heart attack or stroke. Read the latest issue of Women's HealthLINK to learn what Suman Tandon, MD, an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital, has to say about the nearly 20 percent of people who develop heart disease without any known risk factors, such as smoking or high blood pressure, which indicates that other "nontraditional" causes (like HPV in women) may be involved.

Smilow Cancer Hospital offers care in convenient locations

Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven has increased access to high-quality cancer care through multiple, convenient locations across southern Connecticut with Care Centers located in Derby, Hamden, New Haven, Orange and Waterbury, as well as Yale-New Haven Shoreline Medical Center in Guilford. Smilow Cancer Hospital Care Centers will see more than 15,000 people a year, treating many different types of cancer, including rare conditions. Chemotherapy is available on-site at all of the centers, with radiation therapy available at most locations. The Care Centers will also bring the latest clinical trials to patients in their local communities. In addition to these six sites, a Smilow Cancer Hospital Ambulatory Care Center has opened at the Greenwich Hospital campus.

Children's services available in new location

Children's services

Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, affiliated with Yale School of Medicine, offers children the most advanced medical care available. Our advanced approaches to pediatric medical and surgical therapies and our innovative research help ensure a continuum of excellence that patients need and deserve. Pediatric services at Bridgeport Hospital are now part of Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, a recognized national leader in children's care. Children will receive exceptional care from a dedicated staff of physicians, nurses and other caregivers at this convenient Fairfield County location.

Hospital offers health scholarships for area minority students

health scholoarships

Applications are now available for Yale-New Haven Hospital's 2012
Minority Nursing and Allied Health Scholarships. The hospital will award scholarships to graduating seniors from the greater New Haven area planning to enroll in a full-time course of study towards a degree in nursing or an allied health field. Allied health includes studies in pharmacy, respiratory therapy, medical technology, X-ray technology, physical or occupational therapy and nuclear medicine technology. Each scholarship is renewable at $2,000 per year, for up to four years. Applications and transcripts are due by Thursday, March 1.

Temple Radiology moves to 500 Elm St., West Haven

Yale-New Haven Hospital Temple Radiology has moved to a new location at 500 Elm St. in West Haven. Digital imaging including bone density, mammography, X-ray and ultrasound are available. A new YNHH blood draw station has opened at this location as well. Hours for radiology services are Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Blood draw hours vary. For more information, call 203.934.7970.

10th Annual Women's Health Conference on March 4

ConferenceGuilford's Women & Family Life Center, in partnership with State Comptroller Nancy Wyman, a leading advocate for women's health, will host its 10th Annual Women's Health Conference at the Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale on Sunday, March 4. Made possible through executive sponsorship by Yale-New Haven Hospital and Yale New Haven Health, attendees may enjoy the health and wellness expo and marketplace, 27 breakout sessions and free health screenings. This year's keynote speaker is Mary Jane Minkin, MD, of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Menopause Physicians, PC, and is a clinical professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale School of Medicine. Register or  call 203.458.6699.

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 Tuesday, Feb. 21 and Monday, March 19 from 5-7 p.m. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call 203.688.2046.


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