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Free lectures scheduled on colon health, genetic testing, osteoporosis and nutrition

New Britain [March 04 2010] - The Hospital of Central Connecticut’s spring 2010 Health Wisdom Lecture Series starts March 24 and features free lectures on colon health, genetic counseling and testing, osteoporosis and nutrition.
All lectures are in the New Britain General campus cafeteria. Lectures begin at 6:30 p.m., with light refreshments at 6:15. Lectures are free, but reservations are required. For more information and to reserve a seat, call 1-888-224-4440. Upcoming lectures are:

Wed., March 24, “Keep your colon healthy”. Colorectal Surgeon Christine Bartus, M.D., will discuss cancer and other colon conditions and what you can do to keep your colon healthy.
Wednesday, April 21, “Delving into your DNA”. Genetic Counselor Linda Steinmark, B. A., M.S., will discuss how genetic testing can help people identify mutations in specific genes that can increase the risk of certain cancers and other conditions.

Wednesday, May 26, “What your skeleton isn’t telling you”. Latha Dulipsingh, M.D., medical director of the hospital’s Endocrine and Bone Health Center, will discuss osteoporosis, its causes and treatments, and what you can do to keep your skeleton strong.

Wednesday, June 16, “Five a day – the easy way”. Registered Dietitian May Harter will offer some simple, tasty tricks for getting more fruits and veggies into meals and snacks.

Contact: Nancy Martin, 860-224-5900, ext. 4366

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