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Amanda Cuda

Lecture on heart health in Fairfield

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The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, second floor, Fairfield, will host the talk “Strategies for a Healthy Heart” from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4. Dr. Stuart Zarich, chief of cardiovascular surgery at Bridgeport Hospital, will speak on heart disease risks, blood pressure and cholesterol and heart attack prevention. RSVY by Feb. […] [Read More]

Wellness for Life starts at Griffin Hospital in Derby

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Griffin Hospital announces a new program to help individuals increase their vitality. Wellness for Life is a 12-week, evidence-based lifestyle change program that helps prevent and treat many chronic diseases. According to a report by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 80 percent of chronic diseases, including obesity, diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol, […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport need knitters for prayer shawls

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeort is looking for individuals who are interested in knitting prayer shawls for patients. Instructions and details about the shawls are pasted in the flyer below. Call Lucinda Ames in Mission Services for more information at 203-576-5550 or you can email her at lames@stvincents.org. [Read More]
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The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers recently announced a new Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant program that helps students get certified for a fulfilling healthcare career in just five weeks.

Griffin Hospital program offers new accerlerated CNA program

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The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, is offering a new accelerated certified nursing assistant program starting Feb. 23. The program will run five weeks for a total of 104 hours. The first four weeks of the program will be classroom education and skills training Monday […] [Read More]
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American Red Cross extends Dunkin’ Donuts promotion

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For the first time in eight years, the American Red Cross and Dunkin’ Donuts are extending the “Dunkin’ Donors Make a Difference” campaign, launched on Jan. 1 and originally scheduled to conclude Jan. 31, to Feb. 15 to allow more Red Cross blood and platelet donors to participate in the wake of a blizzard in […] [Read More]
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Van Loon named head of Access Health Exchange Solutions

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Access Health CT today announced that they recently named Peter Van Loon as executive director of Access Health Exchange Solutions, a subsidiary of AHCT that will provide business  services to other state-based marketplaces and private sector exchanges. “After last year’s open enrollment, many other state exchanges reached out to Access Health CT regarding our operations, […] [Read More]
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Monthly stroke support group in Shelton

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers, 4 Corporate Drive, Shelton, will host its monthly stroke support group from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 3. Call 203-925-4201. Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers hosts a free monthly stroke support group meeting for recovering stroke patients and their caregivers. [Read More]
Categories: Shelton, stroke

Flu continues to escalate in Connecticut

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Flu activity remains widespread in the state, with a grand total of 12 deaths so far attributable this season to the contagious respiratory illness. According to the Connecticut Department of Public Health, as of Saturday, Jan .24, 1,775 people had tested positive for the flu so far this season, up from 1,298 the previous week. A […] [Read More]
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Griffin hosts diabetes program in Derby

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Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder through a free six-week diabetes self management workshop at Griffin Hospital this March. Part of the Live Well Chronic Disease Self Management program, the workshops will be held on Fridays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. from March 6-April 10 at the […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes

State agencies issue opioid prescription guidelines for hospitals

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The Connecticut Hospital Association, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health have endorsed a set of voluntary guidelines to help hospital emergency department staff treat patients with chronic pain conditions. The guidelines are intended to be used as a tool […] [Read More]