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Amanda Cuda

Bridgeport Hospital infectious disease chief Dr. Zane Saul appeared on Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me."

Bridgeport Hospital doc featured on Animal Planet show

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Bridgeport Hospital Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Zane Saul has treated people with a number of contagious diseases, ranging from flu to more exotic illnesses. But one recent case was so bizarre, it caused Hollywood (or, at least, Animal Planet) to take notice. Saul and one of his patients, Armando Cora of Shelton, were featured […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health

Walk with a Doc at Stamford’s Tully Health Center

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Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, will host a Walk with a Doc program from 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday. Local physicians will lead a walk at the health center indoor track and share health information. No registration is required. Bring sneakers and comfortable walking clothes. Call 877-233-9355. [Read More]
Categories: fitness, Stamford
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CDC: Not all excessive drinkers are alcoholics

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Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Excessive drinking includes binge drinking (four or more drinks on an occasion for women, five […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, health
Toys with small pieces, such as these, are among those that safety experts advise against buying for small kids this holiday season.

Be savvy about toy safety this holiday season

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With holiday shopping season unofficially underway, you’ll likely be looking for items for the little ones in your life this year. But experts advise caution when picking playthings. As toys have advanced technologically, so have their associated risks, according to Connecticut Better Business Bureau. Unfortunately, every year, recalls are issued for toys and other products […] [Read More]
Categories: safety

Griffin Hospital seeks members for advisory council

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Griffin Hospital in Derby is looking for individuals to share their healthcare experiences in order to improve its patient-center care model. Griffin is recruiting members for its 2015-2017 Community Advisory Council, which offers patients and their families the opportunity to provide feedback that will help Griffin enhance its care practices. The CAC meets once a […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby
13-year-old Syncere Klock (center) with his mother and Sister Theresa from the Daughter of Charity of the Most Precious Blood Teen Center in Bridgeport and Cindy McGuire, Fitness Director at The Watermark at 3030 Park.

Bridgeport boy honored for efforts in preventing drug and alcohol abuse

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The Watermark at 3030 Park recently hosted a special ceremony honoring Syncere Klock, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Luis Munoz Marin School in Bridgeport, who was named as the senior living community’s newest “Watermark kid.” Watermark for Kids is an organization that empowers young people to build character, strengthen their leadership skills and express […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Hospital hosts breastfeeding group at Trumbull campus

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Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Mothers can attend as many meetings as they wish and are welcome to bring […] [Read More]
Categories: breastfeeding
Sugary Drinks

Study: Unhealthy sweet drinks still primarily marketed to kids

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Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The report, Sugary Drink FACTS 2014, highlights some progress regarding beverage marketing to young people, but […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition

Thursday is the Great American Smokeout

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The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout takes place tomorrow, Nov. 20. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and begin their path to healthy by quitting on that day. The annual event is a key part of the ACS’s smoking cessation efforts. “Thanks […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

Yale, St. Francis cancer hospitals mull partnership

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Saint Francis Care, parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, has signed a Letter of Intent with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital to explore a potential agreement to create an integrated oncology services program to serve the greater Hartford community. This preliminary step, announced Tuesday afternoon, allows the Saint […] [Read More]