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Stamford Hospital presents program on heart health

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Dr. Sandhya Dhruvakumar, Stamford Hospital’s Director of Electrophysiology, will present “Heart Rate: Record, Pace, Improve! How to monitor & treat heart arrhythmias with pacemakers and devices,” from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 14 at Tully Health Center Auditorium, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford. To register, please call 1-877-233-WELL. [Read More]
Categories: heart disease
Fitness director Cindy McGuire, right, leads an exercise class for people living with Parkinson's disease at The Watermark 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn., on Thursday, October 3, 2013.

Watermark hosts Parkinson’s support group, exercise class

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  On Thursday, April 9, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its monthly Parkinson’s Support Group. The meeting is open to anyone living with or caring for someone with Parkinson’s disease. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the senior living community located at 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport.   This month’s support group […] [Read More]
Categories: Parkinson's Disease
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Yale study: The Internet makes us feel smarter than we are

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The Internet brings the world to our fingertips, but it turns out that getting information online makes us feel a lot smarter than we really are, according to a Yale-led study published March 30 in the Journal of Experimental Psychology. In nine different experiments with more than 1,000 participants, Yale psychologists found that if subjects […] [Read More]
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Mammogram van to be at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport

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The St. Vincent’s Medical Center SWIM Across the Sound Mobile Mammography Unit will be at the Webster Bank Arena concourse, 600 Main St. Bridgeport, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 9. The latest American Cancer Society guidelines recommend that all women have a mammogram by age 40, and then every year thereafter. Mammograms […] [Read More]

‘Living with Memory Loss’ at 3030 Park in Bridgeport

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On Friday, April 17, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host “Living with Memory Loss,” a free health lecture presented by Tania Paparazzo, Southwest Regional Director of the Connecticut Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. The program begins at 2 p.m. at the senior living community located at 3030 Park Ave.,  Bridgeport. Paparazzo will focus her […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, Bridgeport
Blood donor Paul Keene, of Fairfield, keeps his arm raised to prevent bleeding, during a blood drive held by the American Red Cross at the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford, Conn. on Friday February 21, 2014. The Red Cross still has an urgent need for donors. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/ct to find a blood drive in your area.

American Red Cross needs blood donors

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The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to make a difference in the lives of patients this spring by giving blood. Donated blood is perishable and must be constantly replenished to keep up with the demand. Red blood cells, with a shelf life of only 42 days, are the most frequently transfused blood component, […] [Read More]
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Dr. Dara Richards greets eight-month-old Tyler Raines, of Bridgeport, before giving him his flu vaccination at the Southwest Community Health Center at 968 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Southwest was one of 13 health centers in the state to get a share of more than $3 million in federal grant money.

Connecticut seventh worst state to be a doctor

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Doctors are among the most highly paid, educated and celebrated professions in the United States. But being a member of this exclusive club comes at a price. Not only does the average med school graduate leave campus with roughly $176K in debt, but the medical profession has also been undergoing intense changes in recent years. […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
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Workshop on kidney health at Griffin Hospital

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The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host a free educational workshop on kidney health on Thurs., April 9 at 1 p.m. Megan Gervais, of DaVita Dialysis Center, will present “Kidney Smart,” a free discussion on how kidneys function and common causes of chronic kidney disease; how medications, diet […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, kidney disease

Cancer program at St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, will host a Look Good, Feel Better program from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the level 3 North Conference Room, of the Elizabeth Pfriem Swim Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to the medical center. The program, co-sponsored by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer
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Bridgeport Hospital sponsors genetic counseling

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Bridgeport Hospital and Yale Cancer Center provide monthly genetic counseling services by appointment, including Wednesday, April 8, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave. in Trumbull. Services are provided by a certified genetic counselor. For information or to make an appointment, call 203- 764-8400. [Read More]
Categories: Trumbull