Friday, March 7, 2014

Talk at Griffin in Derby to focus on breast health

DERBY - The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host a free breast health discussion April 10 to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention.

“Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, neuropathic medicine, nutrition and physical therapy.
The program will run from 5-8 p.m. in Griffin Hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St.

Denise Barajas, M.D.
Denise Barajas, medical director of The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, will present “Breast Imaging, What You Need and When.”

Naturopathic Physician Lisa Rosenberger of Griffin Hospital Integrative Medicine Center, will lead a discussion on “Women's Health and Integrative Medicine.”

Samantha Heller, clinical nutrition coordinator for The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital will discuss “Nutrition and Breast Health” and Physical Therapist Nancy Corvigno, of Griffin Hospital Rehabilitation Services will present “Feeling Good in Your Body: Exercise, Skin Care and Lymphedema Prevention.”

Nursing professionals can earn up to two contact hours by attending this program.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. RSVP to 203-732-7233.

About The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness
Located at 300 Seymour Ave. The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital combines advanced technology, a team of highly trained physicians, breast and reconstructive surgeons and patient navigators, and a Planetree healing environment to offer our patients a comprehensive range of personalized breast care and wellness services.

The Center features state-of-the-art digital mammography suites equipped with 3D mammography, a breast ultrasound suite, and the most advanced system available to perform stereotactic biopsy. With all of these resources under one roof, the Center provides fast and accurate diagnosis, alleviating our patients’ anxiety.

The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness has been fully accredited by National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers, the highest level of quality breast health care recognition from the American College of Surgeons, and is a designated Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
In awarding the status of a “Breast Imaging Center of Excellence,” the ACR recognizes that The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness demonstrates excellence in breast imaging by successfully earning accreditation in mammography, stereotactic breast biopsy, and breast ultrasound (including ultrasound-guided breast biopsy).

For more information, call 203-732-1300 or visit

This is a press release from Griffin Hospital.

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