American Red Cross extends Dunkin’ Donuts promotion

For the first time in eight years, the American Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts are extending the “Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference” campaign, launched on Jan. 1 and originally scheduled to conclude Jan. 31, to Feb. 15 to allow more Red Cross blood and platelet donors to participate in the wake of a blizzard in […] [Read More]
Categories: American Red Cross

Van Loon named head of Access Health Exchange Solutions

Access Health CT today announced that they recently named Peter Van Loon as executive director of Access Health Exchange Solutions, a subsidiary of AHCT that will provide business  services to other state-based marketplaces and private sector exchanges. “After last year’s open enrollment, many other state exchanges reached out to Access Health CT regarding our operations, […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT

Monthly stroke support group in Shelton

Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers, 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton, will host its monthly stroke support group from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3. Call 203-925-4201. Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers hosts a free monthly stroke support group meeting for recovering stroke patients and their caregivers. [Read More]
Categories: Shelton, stroke

Flu continues to escalate in Connecticut

Flu activity remains widespread in the state, with a grand total of 12 deaths so far attributable this season to the contagious respiratory illness. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, as of Saturday, Jan .24, 1,775 people had tested positive for the flu so far this season, up from 1,298 the previous week. A […] [Read More]
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Griffin hosts diabetes program in Derby

Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder through a free six-week diabetes self management workshop at Griffin Hospital this March. Part of the Live Well Chronic Disease Self Management program, the workshops will be held on Fridays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. from March 6-April 10 at the […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes

State agencies issue opioid prescription guidelines for hospitals

The Connecticut Hospital Association, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health have endorsed a set of voluntary guidelines to help hospital emergency department staff treat patients with chronic pain conditions. The guidelines are intended to be used as a tool […] [Read More]

The best foods for heart health

Heart disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year.  Eighty percent of these cardiac events can be prevented with education, diet and lifestyle changes.  By implementing these changes, nearly 300 fewer women are dying each day from heart disease and stroke. Friday, Feb. 6 marks the annual National Wear Red Day, where women are […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease, nutrition

Watermark University offers health-related classes for seniors in Bridgeport

The Watermark at 3030 Park is pleased to announce that its Watermark University Spring semester is now underway. Watermark University is a continuing education program that features seminars, lectures, and courses covering a range of diverse topics designed to keep seniors’ minds and bodies fit. Classes are held at The Watermark at 3030 Park, a […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly