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Amanda Cuda

Yale examines high cost of hot flashes

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: Millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues. In the study published in the Aug. 27 online issue of the journal Menopause, the team […] [Read More]

Homer Simpson takes the ice bucket challenge!

Perhaps you saw my health story from last weekend on the ALS ice bucket challenge, and whether these chilly challenges could possibly overshadow the illnesses they purport to raise awareness of. As a journalist, I want to remain neutral on the topic, but I think now that non-humans have started engaging in the process — […] [Read More]
Categories: ALS

Opitmus in Bridgeport to get $250,000 in federal grants

 Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $500,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to two health centers — Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport and Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation in New Haven. Each center will get $250,000. The money will support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.  Nationally, over $35 […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General
FILE - This Nov. 15, 2005 file photo shows 40 milligram tablets of Lipitor, one kind of statin used for lowering blood cholesterol, in Glen Rock, N.J. A study led by a Boston researcher and presented Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 finds that offering people free medicines after a heart attack can help cut the chances they will suffer another one. It also saves them about $500 for health care over the next year without raising costs for insurers. However, doctors were shocked that only about half of these patients filled their prescriptions even though they got them free. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

Yale study: New guidelines can improve statin prescriptions

New national guidelines can improve the way statin drugs are prescribed to patients at risk for cardiovascular disease, a Yale University study has found. The research, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, also showed the new guidelines produce only a modest increase in the number of patients being given […] [Read More]
Categories: cholesterol, statins

Pink Pop Up party organized by breast center

Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center is sponsoring a Pink Pop Up Park Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 to benefit the center. Details of the party — including location — will be revealed on an upcoming invitation. For more information, call the breast center at 203-255-5300. [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Access Health CEO to lead federal exchange

Today, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman announced that Access Health CT CEO Kevin Counihan has accepted a position as Marketplace CEO overseeing the federal and state marketplace in Washington. As the new CEO, Counihan will be responsible and accountable for leading the federal marketplace, managing relationships with state marketplaces, and running […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT
First day of Privtate School, Kinston, private schools

Yale study: Parenting interventions seldom include fathers

Fathers have substantial impact on child development, well-being, and family functioning, yet parenting interventions rarely target men or make a dedicated effort to include them, according to research conducted by scientists at Yale University and the Fatherhood Institute in London. The team’s review of global publications found only 199 presenting evidence on father participation or […] [Read More]

Tea to raise breast cancer awareness in Trumbull

In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Trumbull Library System and the Trumbull Monroe Health District are sponsoring an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to0 4 p.m., at the Trumbull Library (in the Community Room), 33 Quality St., Trumbull. Nicole Larizza, Master of Science in Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Disaster boot camp in Stamford

The American Red Cross is joining with VolunteerSquare to offer a Disaster Boot Camp, Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Stamford Government Center, 888 Washington Blvd., Stamford. The training will provide information and basic skills needed to become a registered Red Cross volunteer, supporting disaster response here in Connecticut. From major […] [Read More]
Categories: Stamford
Source: FDA

FDA: Beware products claiming to ‘cure’ concussion

With classes either starting or about to start at most schools, parents may be thinking about sport safety and the potential for their children to get a concussion. Well, the Food and Drug Administration reports that some companies are looking to exploit these parents’ concerns, offering untested, unproven and possibly dangerous products that claim to […] [Read More]