Skip to main content
Find a DoctorGet Care Now
Skip to main content
Search icon magnifying glass








February Heart Month activities focus on heart health

From news articles to videos with our physicians from the Heart and Vascular Center at YNHHS, there are a number of heart-health tips and events planned for Heart Month in February. 

  • By Feb. 1, YNHHS’ dedicated Heart Month webpages will feature articles on topics such as important health screenings, risk factors for heart disease, atrial fibrillation and genetic testing for heart conditions. Among the many video topics are women’s heart health, heart failure and preventive heart health.
  • Friday, Feb. 3, is National Wear Red Day 2023. YNHHS’ social media pages will include plenty of photos of employees in support of heart health. Numerous heart health tips and information will also be posted throughout the month.
  • The 2023 Greater New Haven Go Red for Women® event will be back in-person Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5 - 8 pm at the New Haven Lawn Club, 193 Whitney Ave. This signature event is titled “Heart Smart Ways to Celebrate Your Life.” Gina Barreca, PhD, author, humorist and Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor at the University of Connecticut, will deliver the keynote. The event will also include a fundraising appeal. Event chair is cardiologist Lisa Freed, MD, director of the Yale New Haven Hospital HVC Women’s Heart and Vascular Program. The Heart and Vascular Center at YNHHS is the platform sponsor. For more event information, visit

Nursing Research Conference registration and call for abstracts 

Nurses throughout Yale New Haven Health System are invited to submit abstracts and/or register for the 15th annual Janet Parkosewich Nursing Research Conference. The conference will be held in-person, 8 am - 4 pm Thursday, April 13, at the Yale University West Campus Conference Center. The abstract submission deadline is 5 pm Friday, Feb. 3. Register and/or submit abstracts on the intranet. Questions? Email Megan Oakes, [email protected]

Oasis for Healing Volunteers are back in-person

YNHH volunteers are back in-person to provide reiki and guided relaxation sessions for patients. Sessions are designed to help reduce stress and anxiety and address pain control, while promoting relaxation and a sense of well-being. Reiki does not involve manipulation of the body, so there is no risk of injury, aches or pains after a session. Call Volunteer Services to request a relaxation session for your patients: YSC, 203-688-2297; SRC, 203-789-3480.