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VNA celebrates 110th anniversary, doles out awards

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John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut, announced that the 110th Annual Meeting and Community Awards event will take place Monday, Oct. 27 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp will be in attendance to give celebratory remarks […] [Read More]
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Candy for Halloween at Shoprite of Commerce Park in Stamford, Conn. on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012.

Dental offices run Halloween candy buy-back programs

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Several dental offices across Connecticut will be sponsoring Halloween Candy Buy Back drives this November to collect unopened candy to send to U.S. troops overseas. Participants will receive $1 for every pound of candy they donate. Many participating dental offices will hand out raffle tickets for a variety of prizes. The bought back candy will […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s mobile mammography unit in Bridgeport

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As part of breastcancer awareness month, the St. Vincent’s Medical Center mobile mammography unit will be at the Cathedral of Faith, 2319 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 203-576-5500. [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Bridgeport to host Ebola roundtable today

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, along with several public health officials, city council members, and community leaders, will participate in a roundtable discussion this afternoon about preparedness for controlling and preventing the spread of Ebola in the state’s largest city. City officials stressed that a lot of work is being done to prepare for the worst. […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, Ebola

Wine tasting in Shelton to raise money for Griffin breast center

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The 2014 Valley Goes Pink Campaign comes to a close with A Vineyards of the World Wine Tasting on Mon., Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wellington’s Restaurant in Shelton. The general public and especially everyone involved with The Valley Goes Pink are invited to come and celebrate the close of another successful […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Shelton

Healthy Minds, Health Bodies event in Norwalk

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There will be a “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies” seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Norwalk Public Library. The event  is for students, athletes and professionals interested in developing a plan for success. Ben Powers, trained and certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the Core Performance Dynamics […] [Read More]
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Ginny Ertl of Stamford is one of the new board members of the Child Guidance Center.

Child guidance center names new board members

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The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, a nonprofit agency providing professional mental health services to children, adolescents and their families, has named Ginny Ertl, Jeffrey Nickell, Toddy Turrentine and Jennifer VanBelle to its Board of Directors. Ertl, from Stamford, is president and founder of GJ ConsultingWorks, LLC, where she works with businesses to implement […] [Read More]

For drug recovery, maintenance better than detoxification

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For treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care, buprenorphine maintenance therapy is superior to detoxification, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the Oct. 20 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. Prescription opioid dependence has been increasing for the last 15 years and now surpasses heroin dependence. Doctors […] [Read More]