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New Milford Family Medicine Physician Expert Abra Mabasa, MPH, MD Discusses Being Fit and 40!

Abra Mabasa, M.D. Abra G. Mabasa, MPH, MD
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Each decade of a woman's life is a "10-year transformation" with opportunities for growth and the pursuit of vibrant health - mind, body and spirit. As nurturers and healthcare decision makers for many in their lives, women understand the important of wellness and prevention. However, with so many sources of information, it's hard to sort out what's best.

"Your 40s are a great time to assess your current health state, correct past abuses and prepare your body for several more decades of a healthy life, said, Abra G. Mabasa, MPH, MD, a family medicine physician at Western Connecticut Medical Group at Litchfield Crossings, 169 Danbury Road, New Milford. "Your primary care physician can help by facilitating a few basic tests and assessments for women in this age group." These tests include:

  • Blood sugar to check for diabetes
  • Breast exam/mammogram for early detection of breast cancer
  • Blood pressure and cholesterol profile to reduce risk for heart disease and stroke
  • Body weight assessment to reduce overall health risks
  • Pelvic exam/pap test to protect from cancer and STDs
  • Skin screening to arrest skin cancer early
  • Eye exam to check for common problems
  • Immunization check to ensure protection from tetanus, flu, pneumonia if indicated
  • Dental exam to maintain your teeth and support overall health

"Your doctor can help you determine how often these tests are needed, and recommend additional tests based on your personal and family health history," said Dr. Mabasa.

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Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

  • Western Connecticut Medical Group, an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • Western Connecticut Home Care, an agency for home care and community health services
  • The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundations
  • emergency medical and Level II trauma services
  • an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry
  • a nationally renowned Biomedical Research Institute

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. Danbury Hospital was named a Top 100 Hospital by US News and World reports in 2012; a and a Top 100 for Value by Cleverly and Associates. New Milford Hospital is well known as a Planetree hospital and for its Plow to Plate, farm to table food program.

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Date posted - 06/05/2013