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Good news, Big Bird! The American Academy of Pediatrics said I wouldn't be a terrible parent if I let my babies watch you now.

Good news! The AAP no longer thinks I’m a bad parent!

Perhaps you heard about the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent decision to dial back its recommendations on young children and screentime. I know I did. Even before I had my twin daughters this
Amanda Cuda with her baby twins, at Bridgeport Hospital.

Where I’ve been

As our more sharp-eyed readers may have noticed, my blog has been pretty inactive for the past several months. You may (or may not) be wondering why, but regardless, I feel I owe an explanation. On

Access Health CT to launch summer outreach program

Access Health CT will launch its Summer Outreach Program this weekend to encourage consumers to get healthy by learning more about the benefits of enrolling in quality, affordable healthcare coverage

Yale New Haven hospitals named ‘fit-friendly’

All three Yale New Haven Health System hospitals are now recognized as Gold-Level Fit-Friendly Worksites by the American Heart Association for encouraging employees to consume healthier foods and
Griffin Hospital Special Procedures Director Patricia Degennaro, RN, pictured left, presented Cheryl Santiago, RN, of Prospect, center, with The 2015 Outstanding Nurse of the Year Award. Santiago was surprised at the awards ceremony by her husband, Melvin.

Griffin Hospital nurses honored

Griffin Hospital recently held its annual Nurses Week luncheon to honor its more than 330 staff nurses and presented awards for exceptional nursing during the year. Sharon Ashcroft and Kimberly
Overall 5K winner Kevin Boughan of Sandy Hook

Bridgeport Hospital Home Run raises $27,000

Nearly 600 people took part in the 12th annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K run, walk and children’s fun run May 24. A benefit for the hospital’s Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute, the event raised
Preparing for the Terex Jumper Stake at the Fairfield County Hunt Club are (l-r) Raymond Condon, member of the Bridgeport Hospital Foundation board of trustees; Susan Warner of the Terex Corporation; and Christina Stanton and Smiles from the Fairfield County Hunt Club.

Bridgeport Hospital will be beneficiary of horse show

Bridgeport Hospital has been selected to be a first-time charitable beneficiary of the Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show in Westport June 16 – 20. National and local equestrians of
The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is offering two sessions of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program this summer.

Griffin Hospital offers CNA training

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, is offering two sessions of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant program this summer to help
Leaders of the Value Care Alliance: President and CEO of Griffin Hospital Patrick Charmel; President and CEO of St. Vincent's Medical Center Dr. Stuart Marcus, President and CEO of Middlesex Hospital Vincent Capece Jr.; President and CEO of Lawrence + Memorial Hospital Bruce Cummings; and Western Connecticut Health Network President and CEO Dr. John Murphy.

Connecticut hospitals enter into agreement with Aetna

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, a founding member of the Value Care Alliance — a partnership of seven state hospitals intended to improve care and lower costs to patients — has announced that the VCA

Anti-obesity coalition encourages you to eat your veggies

Get Healthy Connecticut says adding more color to your diet in the form of fresh fruits and vegetables is a winning recipe for better health. To help you do this, the regional wellness coalition of