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Amanda Cuda


Lyme Disease support group meets in Greenwich

A Lyme Disease Support Group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road.  This monthly group offers information and assistance with issues concerning tickborne diseases, as well as guidance for coping with the challenges and complications of Lyme disease. Facilitated by Angela La Manna, licensed clinical social worker, the […] [Read More]
Categories: General
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 to find a blood drive in your area.

March is blood donation month

  The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month – a time to recognize those who support the Red Cross. Local communities depend on the Red Cross, which relies […] [Read More]
Categories: American Red Cross
Two rats looking through cage bars. Photo: ARATHRAEL PHOTOGRAPHY VIA GETTY IMAGES

Yale study finds fat cells shrink, but never disappear

Turns out, you can run from fat cells, but you can’t hide. According to a study from Yale researchers — published in the March 2 issue of Nature Cell Biology — once fat cells form, they might shrink during weight loss, but they do not disappear, a fact that has derailed many a diet. Researchers […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity
Dr. Donna Twist, Vice President, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation; Amelia Nathanson, Foundation for Life; Jessica Matrigali, REACH Youth Program Coordinator; and Pat Rizzi, Director, Bridgeport Hospital Mental Health Services.

Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH program get $750 from Barnum Financial

  Amelia Nathanson of the Barnum Financial Group’s Foundation for Life presented a check of $750 for the REACH Youth Program at Bridgeport Hospital on Feb. 25.  REACH is an intensive outpatient service for youth between 5 and 17 years with emotional and behavioral difficulties.  REACH, based in Stratford, is designed to reduce the need […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
Keynote speaker and Major League Baseball legend Dwight "Doc" Gooden joins Lyn McCarthy, executive director, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; Dianne Auger, President/CEO, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; and Ed Randall, emcee, of WFAN Radio for an evening of raising awareness and funds for Connecticut's first responders battling cancer.

St. Vincent’s gala raises $70,000 for cancer services

A sold out crowd attended the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation’s 12th Annual Sports Gala to honor first responders throughout Connecticut, raising more than $70,000 for St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound. Proceeds will benefit first responder personnel and their families battling cancer. Bridgeport Police Captain Brian McCarthy was presented the David Felner Caregiver Award, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

Milford Hospital to end obstetrical services

Citing high costs and declining birth rates, Milford Hospital has announced that it’s ending its obstetrical services. Below is a press release from the hospital on the decision: After more than 90 years of compassionate childbirth care at Milford Hospital, the Board of Directors has voted unanimously to make the difficult choice to end obstetrical […] [Read More]
Categories: childbirth, Milford

Fairfield Chamber of Commerce sponsors nutrition talk

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the sixth in a series of health and wellness lectures at 6 p.m. March 4 on the second floor of the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield. March is Nutrition Month, so the talk features Amy DiCiccio, a board-certified specialist in oncology nutrition. She works at […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition

Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts retirement planning workshop

The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host a free educational workshop on planning for retirement on Thurs., March 19 at 6:30 p.m. Michael Alimo and David Weyner, of U.S.A. Financial & Tax Services, will host “Planning for a Safe Retirement,” a free workshop about techniques to help build […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General

Yale looking to get more participants in clinical studies

Yale University is looking to increase access to its clinical trials program and make it easier for people to participate in clinical research. The aim is to recruit volunteers to participate in clinical trials to help speed the development of new medical treatments that can help countless patients. Volunteers will be able to find out […] [Read More]
Exterior, St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn. Dec. 4, 2014.

St. Vincent’s presents heart disease lectures

St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts will present two lectures on heart disease and treatment. Both presentations will take place in the Hawley Conference Room on level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. These presentations are free and open to the general public. […] [Read More]