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Amanda Cuda

FDA approves new drug for diabetes treatment

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Jardiance (empagliflozin) tablets as an addition to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 26 million people and accounts for more than 90 percent of diabetes cases diagnosed in the United States. Over time, high blood […] [Read More]
Nora Toledano, one of two swimmers from Mexico, competes in the St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound Marathon in Bridgeport, Conn. on Saturday August 3, 2013. This year's SWIM takes place on Saturday.

SWIM Across the Sound marathon this weekend

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The annual SWIM Across the Sound marathon to benefit cancer prevention and screening programs at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport takes place Saturday. The marathon starts at Danfords Marina in Port Jefferson, N.Y. and ends at Captain’s Cove Marina, in Bridgeport. Amateur swimmers and boat captains from all over the state — and from […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

CDC study details what kind of cigars we smoke

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A new study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention breaks down the types of cigars smoked by adults in the U.S. According to a release from the American Lung Association, data from the 2012-2013 National Adult Tobacco Survey found that among adult cigar smokers who provided information about the type of cigar usually […] [Read More]
Categories: smoking
From Left: Mark Rosenbloom, Assistant Vice President First County Bank;  Sherry Perlstein, President and CEO, Child Guidance Center; Richard Zaremski, Senior Vice President First County Bank

Child Guidance Center gets grant from bank

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The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, a local non-profit mental health outpatient center for children and adolescents, was awarded a $12,000 grant from the First County Bank Foundation to support Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services in Stamford, Greenwich, Darien and New Canaan. The EMPS program targets the highest risk children in our community, and for […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health, Stamford

Emergency preparedness program in Seymour

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Shady Knoll Health Care Center in conjunction with the Education Committee of the Valley Senior Services Council of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is offering a program on emergency preparedness presented by JeanAnn McLain, Director of Dining Services at Shady Knoll Health Center.  This timely program, hosted by Shady Knoll Health Center, will take place Wednesday, […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, Seymour

Cups for Kids to benefit hospitals in Northeast

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Cumberland Farms, convenience and gasoline retailer, today launched its 2014 Cups for Kids campaign, a month-long fundraiser that will benefit pediatric care programs at several hospitals throughout the Northeast. During the month of August, five cents from every Chill Zone beverage purchased at specified locations will go directly to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford […] [Read More]
Categories: General, pediatrics

Bridgeport health center receives $173,580 in federal funding

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Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport is one of three health centers in the state that will benefit from a federal grant intended to help expand behavioral health services throughout the country. This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services awarded a total of $54.6 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General
StamfordMobileClinic

Stamford mobile clinic to stop at Boys & Girls Club

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The AmeriCares Free Clinic of Stamford now stops at the Boys & Girls Club at 347 Stillwater Avenue, Wednesdays from 2 to 7 p.m. The mobile clinic is on the road three days a week, providing primary care services to low-income Stamford and Darien residents without health insurance. The clinic also stops at two other […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Stamford
Bridgeport Hospital received a $15,000 check through the inaugural Play It Forward Michael Ness Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet. From left to right: Michael Ness’ mother, Liz Wobschall; burn center Nurse Manager Jackie Laird; the center’s medical director, Alisa Savetamal, MD; tournament co-chairs Jay Scala and Matthew Ness, Michael’s brother; and Bridgeport Hospital Foundation President Steve Jakab.

Bridgeport burn center gets $15,000 donation

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The Connecticut Burn Center at Bridgeport Hospital, the state’s only dedicated burn center, has received a gift of $15,000 from the inaugural Play It Forward Michael Ness Golf Tournament and Awards Banquet. The May 19 fundraiser, which took place at Oak Hills Golf Course in Norwalk, honored the memory of 22-year-old Norwalk man Michael Ness, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, burns

Bridgeport health leader gets national award

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Dr. Michael Hunt, CMO/CMIO of St. Vincent’s Health Partners, has been selected by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems as the winner of the 2014 AMDIS Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics. The award honors individuals and/or organizations who have successfully applied information systems and computer technology into the […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General