Pumpkin-carving contest at St. Vincent’s Medical Center

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Halloween is a mere day away, and some area hospitals have really gotten in the spirit of things — including St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, which recently held a pumpkin-carving contest. Click through to see some of the entries. [Read More]
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Griffin hosts workshop on social security

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The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host a free educational workshop on Social Security on Monday, Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Michael Alimo and David Weyner, of U.S.A. Financial & Tax Services, will host “Strategies For Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits,” a free workshop about ways to boost […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby

Baby fair at Milford Hospital

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Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host a community baby fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. This fair will feature a variety of vendors that will provide information, demonstrations, education, merchandise, resources, food and fun. There also will be tours of the Milford Hospital Family Childbirth Center. Call the Milford Hospital […] [Read More]
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Approximately 580 runners and walkers took part in The Sixth Annual Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run on Oct. 18, raising more than $50,000 for the Center’s patient support programs.

Griffin walk raises $50,000 for Cancer Care Center

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The 6th Annual Griffin Hospital 5K Walk/Run to Benefit the Center for Cancer Care set a record for participation with approximately 580 participants and raised more than $50,000 for patient needs. The Oct. 18 event drew walkers and runners from throughout the Greater Naugatuck Valley and surrounding areas and featured a Survivors’ Tent for local […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby

Milford Public Schools respond to lawsuit

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Milford Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Elizabeth Feser has issued a statement responding to a city family’s lawsuit alleging their 7-year-old daughter has been banned from Meadowside School due to unfounded Ebola fears. Below is Feser’s statement: On October 28, 2014, a lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut […] [Read More]
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This Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 photo provided by attorney Steven Hyman shows nurse Kaci Hickox in an isolation tent at University Hospital in Newark, N.J., where she was quarantined after flying into Newark Liberty International Airport following her work in West Africa caring for Ebola patients. On Monday New Jersey officials said Hickox was being released, had been symptom-free for 24 hours and would be taken on a private carrier to Maine. Hickox had complained about her treatment in New Jersey and in a telephone interview with CNN said she did not initially have a shower, flushable toilet, television or reading material in the special tent she was placed in.

Yale study: Severely ill Ebola patients should be isolated by day five

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  Isolating the most severely ill Ebola patients before the fifth day of their illness may be the most effective way to reduce transmission of the virus, new research led by the Yale School of Public Health suggests. A team of scientists from Yale and Liberia created a disease transmission model that uses epidemiological and […] [Read More]

Enterovirus in student at Sunnyside school in Shelton

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Shelton public schools are reporting a case of the respiratory virus Enterovirus D68 at Sunnyside Elementary School. Below is a post from the school district’s website: The information within the links below is directed at the greater school community regarding Enterovirus. A documented case of Enterovirus has been identified at Sunnyside Elementary School.  The student is […] [Read More]
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Northbridge Seafood Festival – some of the featured menu items included Seafood Bisque served in a bread bowl and Fisherman’s Platter

Seafood festival at Northbridge in Bridgeport

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  Northbridge Health Care Center in Bridgeport, celebrated “Seafood Festival” the week of October 20 to 24.  The residents enjoyed a very special menu all week that included a specialty seafood entrée each day, including such items as seafood bisque served in a bread bowl, fresh crab cakes, grilled surf & turf, and more.  Chef […] [Read More]
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