Monthly Archive for May, 2012

: May, 2012

Thoughts on NYC soda ban

So, nearby New York City is planning a ban on sales of large sodas and other sugary drinks in a reported effort to combat the obesity crisis. Obviously, people have a lot of opinions on this (most of

Connecticut Health Department wins national award

Today, the national Public Health Foundation (PHF) announced that the Connecticut Department of Public Health has won a 2012 Future of Public Health Award. As a winner, the state will receive

Million Hearts event tomorrow at Mohegan Sun

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Region I Director Christie Hager will hold a Million Hearts launch event at the Mohegan Sun Casino, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd.,  Uncasville tomorrow

Going to the dogs, part two

So you (hopefully) read my piece in Sunday’s Post about Aidan Sgandurra, the Monroe boy with diabetes whose family is trying to get a diabetic alert dog to warn the family when his blood sugar changes

How to keep your cool in hot temps

So we just survived a hot — if beautiful — Memorial day weekend, and there’s supposed to be more of the same today, with temperatures predicted to hit the mid-80s. So how do you keep your cool? Here

Trumbull business donates fetal monitors to AmeriCares

Trumbull-based CooperSurgical, Inc. recently donated a series of Tria Fetal Dopplers to the Stamford-based philanthropic agency AmeriCares. These devices will be used to assess fetal viability for

Dr. Schek named St. Vincent’s chief medical officer

Dr. Lawrence S. Schek has been named chief medical officer and senior vice president of St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Dr. Schek will also remain as chairperson of the hospital’s

State Health Department issues warning about … turtles?

The Connecticut Department of Public Health issued a warning Friday morning, alerting residents to a possible health scourge that could be lurking in their own homes — the seemingly harmless pet

Study: Coffee can (probably) reduce your risk of death

Java enthusiasts rejoice! A study conducted by the National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute and AARP reveals that drinking coffee — whether caffeinated or decaffeinated — could

Obama administration announces ambitious plan to combat Alzheimer’s

Today, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today released an ambitious national plan to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease sets forth