Griffin hosts program to help prevent falls

In recognition of Fall Prevention Awareness Week (Sept. 21-27), Griffin Hospital is offering free testing and information to help prevent harmful falls.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one out of three adults 65 and older will fall each year. For those 65 and older, falls are the leading cause of […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, falls
Torres Award

Bridgeport doc gets statwide award

The Connecticut State Medical Society has given Dr. Richard Torres of Bridgeport its highest honor, the Paul K. Maloney, Jr., MD Distinguished Service Award. The award was established to honor the life and work of Maloney, an eminent physician known for his exemplary service, active engagement, and dedication to the community. Torres was selected as […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport

Bridgeport Hospital breaks ground on new office building

Bridgeport Hospital broke ground today on a new 120,000-square-foot medical office building on its outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. At the same time, the hospital will open a new four-level, 450-space parking garage at the same site but actually located just across the town line in Bridgeport. The new garage will ensure that ample […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer, Trumbull
The Survivor Tent at Griffin Hospital’s 5K Walk-Run will feature giveaways, refreshments and information on support services for area cancer survivors.

Griffin hosts cancer care fundraiser

Griffin Hospital invites cancer survivors and their caregivers to The 6th Annual Center for Cancer Care 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, Oct. 18. Starting at 9 a.m. in the cancer center’s parking lot at 350 Seymour Ave. in Derby, this event raises funds for patient needs at the Cancer Center, such as free transportation, wigs, cancer […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby

Talk on Masonicare: ‘Healthcare Decisions Shouldn’t be Confusing’

On Thursday, Oct. 16, at 5:30 p.m., at Masonicare at Newtown,  Nancy Petrosky, BSN, clinical hospice supervisor, will a present a program entitled “Healthcare Decisions Shouldn’t be Confusing.” Petrosky, who has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Education, will discuss topics about healthcare and hospice such as advance directives, guidelines for Medicare and Medicaid, and […] [Read More]
Categories: Newtown

Yale: Conventional surgery better for some lung cancer patients

Patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer who are otherwise healthy fare better over time if they undergo conventional surgery versus less-invasive radiosurgery to remove their cancer, according to a Yale study. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco. […] [Read More]

Connecticut has first confirmed case of enterovirus D68

A 6-year-old girl who was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital earlier this month is the state’s first confirmed case of enterovirus D68, according to the state Department of Public Health.  The confirmed case was in a child, who was recently hospitalized, but has since improved and been discharged. At least five hospitals in the state […] [Read More]

Access Health report gives reason for hope, officials say

The state’s health care exchange, Access Health CT released a research report Wednesday showing not only that the program significantly reduced the rate of uninsured in the state, but also enrolled a considerable amount of people of color. The report also showed that a large segment of those enrolling in coverage did it by themselves […] [Read More]