Experience a Labyrinth Walk May 7

Yale New Haven Hospital's Complementary Service Department will host a Labyrinth Walk, Thursday, May 7, 11 am - 1:30 pm in the Seminar Room at 55 Park Street. Free and open to the public, the labyrinth walk is a meditative exercise that allows for contemplation and reflection and provides a place to retreat, regroup and renew. Walking a labyrinth takes only 5 -10 minutes and supports each individual's personal journey.

Additional Labyrinth walks are scheduled for the summer and the fall. Watch for future announcements. Learn more here or call the Complementary Service Department at 203-200-6129.

Lectures focus on caregiving, cardiac imaging and female pelvic disorders

Yale New Haven Hospital's CareCard Program, geared to those 50-plus, will host free lectures in May. The talks cover the journey of being a caregiver, cardiac imaging, and female pelvic disorders.

  • The Gift of Caregiving
    Thursday, May 7, 6 - 7 pm
    presented by Beverly Kidder, DSW, author or The Gift of Caregiving
  • Pictures from the Heart: Cardiac Imaging
    Wednesday, May 13, 6 - 7 pm
    presented by Joyce Oen-Hsiao, MD
  • Female Pelvic Disorders
    Wednesday, May 20, 6 - 7 pm
    presented by Leslie M. Rickey, MD
Use the links above to register or call 888-700-6543.

Original play celebrates Mental Health Awareness Month

"Some of the Side Effects," an original, one-man theater piece written and performed by David Shaw, will be presented Thursday, May 21 at 5:30 pm in the Park Street Auditorium at Yale New Haven Hospital, 55 Park Street in New Haven.

A fast-paced, darkly comic monologue, the show details the playwright's journey through the mental healthcare system and his experience with prescription drugs, depression and intensive therapy. Handled with humor, honesty and poetic language, the show is presented in celebration of May as Mental Health Awareness Month. Sponsored by Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital, Connecticut Mental Health Center Foundation, and NAMI Elm City, the program is free and open to the public and light refreshments will be served.

Health lecture focuses on new approaches in breast imaging

"How 3D Mammography and Whole-Breast Ultrasound are Optimizing Breast Cancer Screening" is a free lecture that will explore how these diagnostic approaches can detect breast cancer in its early stages to improve treatment outcomes. It will take place on Wednesday, May 13 at 7 pm In the Baldwin Room at the Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main Street in Cheshire.

Open to the public, the lecture is presented by Liane Philpotts, MD, Chief of Breast Imaging, Yale New Haven Hospital and professor of diagnostic radiology, Yale School of Medicine. She will discuss how digital breast tomosynthesis (3D mammography) is revolutionizing the practice of breast imaging by allowing the radiologist to view the breast in thin "slices" rather than as a whole, and has the dual benefit of decreasing false positives while also increasing cancer detection.

Register online or call 203-688-2000, toll free 888-700-6543.

Healthy feet: Take a step in the right direction

If you've experienced foot pain or discomfort, here's your chance to learn more about common foot conditions, proper foot care and choosing appropriate footwear:

  • Stepping Toward Healthier Feet

    Thursday, May 14
    4:30 pm
    Park Street Auditorium
    55 Park Street

    Wednesday, May 27
    5:30 pm
    Cronin Auditorium
    1450 Chapel Street
  • This free lecture, sponsored by YNHH's livingwell program, will be led by Steven Vyce, DPM, FAC, FAS, Chief of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at YNHH and Bruce Jacobsen, PT, M.Ed., Coordinator of Industrial Rehabilitation Services for Yale New Haven Health System. To register, use the links above or call

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 are Monday, May 18 and Monday, June 15 from 5 to 7 pm. To make an appointment with a financial counselor, call