Monthly Archive for November, 2012

: November, 2012

So what’s up with this obesity calculator?

When parents gaze into their eyes of their newborn children, millions of questions pop into their heads: Who is this child? What will he be like? Will she be smart? Will he be funny? Parents likely

Leapfrog Group updates its controversial safety scores

Earlier this year, the nonprofit Leapfrog Group, run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits, caused a stir when it released its Hospital Safety Score, which gives hospitals a

Button batteries an underrated hazard this holiday season

When I covered the unveiling of the Public Interest Research Group’s annual “Trouble in Toyland” report last week, the panel of doctors and experts assembled for the program detailed a variety of

Community health survey underway

The Primary Care Action Group (PCAG), a collaborative of area hospitals, community health centers, health departments and other organizations in Bridgeport, Easton, Fairfield, Monroe, Stratford and

Dr. Joseph Tiano appointed director of St. Vincent’s cardiac lab

Dr. Joseph John Tiano has been appointed medical director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology (EP) Laboratory at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Tiano is an electrophysiologist specializing

Safety first when preparing Thanksgiving meal

With Thanksgiving a mere day away, many of us are busy prepping our holiday meals. But while mixing that stuffing and trussing that turkey, you need to worry about more than making your meal

Toxic exposures rise over weekend

The number of Connecticut residents sickened by carbon monoxide exposure in the wake of Sandy has risen to 43, according to the state’s poison control center. The state has also seen 12 residents

Carbon monoxide poisonings, other toxic exposure continue to rise post-storm

The Connecticut Poison Control Center has reported that cases of carbon monoxide poisoning continue to be high in the wake of superstorm Sandy. Since Tuesday, there have been 41 cases of CO poisoning