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Hospital starting StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts Program Feb. 2

January 22, 2015

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) Department of Cardiology is starting the StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts program to help women make positive changes to eat healthier, move more, and improve general health and well-being.

Sessions will be held 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 2-April 22 at HOCC’s New Britain General campus, 100 Grand St., New Britain. Sessions will focus on nutrition and exercise and be led by an exercise specialist and a registered nurse. Program cost is $80.

StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts is a research-based exercise and nutrition program designed by researchers at Tufts University with the goal of helping women improve their heart health. To register, please call 1.800.321.6244.

As part of its emphasis on cardiology care for women, HOCC also has a Women's Heart Wellness Center where patients are seen by a board-certified cardiologist and receive a gender-specific risk factor screening to address cardiac risk factors specific to women, symptom assessment and a physical exam. If necessary, tests will be ordered and followed by a personalized treatment plan. To schedule an appointment, please call 860.224.5694. HOCC is also a member of the WomenHeart National Hospital Alliance. WomenHeart: The National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease is the nation's only patient-centered organization serving the 42 million American women living with or at risk for heart disease. HOCC has monthly WomenHeart of Central Connecticut support network meetings; to register, please call 1.800.321.6244.

The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC) is a 414-bed, 32-bassinet acute care teaching hospital with two campuses, New Britain General and Bradley Memorial in Southington. A member of Hartford HealthCare, HOCC services include emergency, inpatient, surgery, laboratory, outpatient, and radiology. Among specialty areas are cardiovascular care, metabolic health, obstetrics, oncology, orthopedics, and psychiatry/behavioral health. For more information, please visit www.thocc.org; for a physician referral, call 1.800.321.6244.

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