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Healthy & Wise - 2023 | Issue 3

Breaking Down Barriers in Breast Cancer Care

A breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating in any language – but what if you don’t speak or understand the language? At Bridgeport Hospital, a new Hispanic Breast Cancer Program is breaking new ground while breaking down communication and cultural barriers to better meet the needs of a growing Hispanic population.
Learn about the new Hispanic Breast Cancer Program
Monica Valero, MD, director of the new Hispanic Breast Cancer Program at Bridgeport Hospital

Stopping the Silent Killer Known as Aortic Aneurysm

It’s often called the “silent killer.” Most people with an aortic aneurysm don’t have any noticeable symptoms, and a rupture can come without warning. For Michael Stickley, an open-heart procedure at Bridgeport Hospital came just in the nick of time.
Learn more about aortic aneurysms
While an aortic aneurysm can be deadly, a new Aneurysm Surveillance Program at Bridgeport Hospital’s Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute is helping patients keep tabs on those silent killers