Keynote speaker and Major League Baseball legend Dwight "Doc" Gooden joins Lyn McCarthy, executive director, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; Dianne Auger, President/CEO, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; and Ed Randall, emcee, of WFAN Radio for an evening of raising awareness and funds for Connecticut's first responders battling cancer.

St. Vincent’s gala raises $70,000 for cancer services

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A sold out crowd attended the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation’s 12th Annual Sports Gala to honor first responders throughout Connecticut, raising more than $70,000 for St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound. Proceeds will benefit first responder personnel and their families battling cancer. Bridgeport Police Captain Brian McCarthy was presented the David Felner Caregiver Award, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

Milford Hospital to end obstetrical services

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Citing high costs and declining birth rates, Milford Hospital has announced that it’s ending its obstetrical services. Below is a press release from the hospital on the decision: After more than 90 years of compassionate childbirth care at Milford Hospital, the Board of Directors has voted unanimously to make the difficult choice to end obstetrical […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors nutrition talk

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The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the sixth in a series of health and wellness lectures at 6 p.m. March 4 on the second floor of the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield. March is Nutrition Month, so the talk features Amy DiCiccio, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. She works at […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts retirement planning workshop

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The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host a free educational workshop on planning for retirement on Thurs., March 19 at 6:30 p.m. Michael Alimo and David Weyner, of U.S.A. Financial & Tax Services, will host “Planning for a Safe Retirement,” a free workshop about techniques to help build […] [Read More]
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Yale looking to get more participants in clinical studies

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Yale University is looking to increase access to its clinical trials program and make it easier for people to participate in clinical research. The aim is to recruit volunteers to participate in clinical trials to help speed the development of new medical treatments that can help countless patients. Volunteers will be able to find out […] [Read More]
Exterior, St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn. Dec. 4, 2014.

St. Vincent’s presents heart disease lectures

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St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts will present two lectures on heart disease and treatment. Both presentations will take place in the Hawley Conference Room on level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. These presentations are free and open to the general public. […] [Read More]

Yale study: Electronic alerts for kidney patients may do more harm than good

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The use of electronic alerts by hospitals treating patients with acute kidney injury may increase interventions without improving care, a study by Yale researchers found. The study was published Feb. 25 in The Lancet. A news release from Yale on the study is included below and offers more details on the study: Acute kidney injury […] [Read More]
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Fitness director Cindy McGuire, right, leads an exercise class for people living with Parkinson's disease at The Watermark 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Watermark in Bridgeport hosts Parkinson’s group, fitness class

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  On Thursday, March 12, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its monthly Parkinson’s Support Group. The meeting is open to anyone living with or caring for someone with Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of memory loss. The group will meet at 10:30 a.m. at the senior living community located at 3030 Park […] [Read More]