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Marcus named President, CEO of St. Vincent’s

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  Stuart G. Marcus, has been appointed chief executive officer and President of St. Vincent’s Health Services, which include St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. He succeeds Susan L. Davis,who is transitioning full time to her role in Pensacola, Florida as President and CEO of the Sacred Heart Health System. Like St. Vincent’s, Sacred Heart […] [Read More]
Categories: General, hospitals
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Yale-New Haven chief to speak at graduation

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Marna P. Borgstrom, president and chief executive officer of the Yale New Haven Health System and Yale-New Haven Hospital, will speak at the Saturday, Jan. 18, Winter Commencement at the University of New Haven. The university will award 235 graduate degrees and 178 undergraduate degrees at the ceremony at the David A. Beckerman Recreation Center at […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hospitals
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Westport library hosts mindfulness workshop

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Joy LeVine Abrams will lead a workshop on mindfulness from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14 at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. Mindfulness offers support for people challenged with anxiety, depression, pain, illness or simply wishing to live a fuller life. Explore some gentle yoga stretches, meditation, body awareness and relaxation as […] [Read More]
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Test may help ID early Alzheimer’s symptoms

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Can a simple test help doctors diagnose the early signs of Alzheimer’s and other cognitive problems? Researchers out of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center say yes. The exam is called the SAGE test (self-administered gerocognitive examination), and it’s as simple as answering questions with pen and paper. The test can be printed out […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, General, health

Griffin Hospital talk aims to demystify exchange

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Griffin Hospital will host “Health Insurance – Get It and Get the Most Out of It” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16 in the hospital’s Childbirth Education Classroom, 130 Division St., Derby. Hosted by Certified Health Insurance Assister Margaret Sessa and Dr. Shyla Muriel, of Griffin Hospital Faculty Physicians, this free talk will provide information […] [Read More]

March of Dimes urges pregnant women to get flu shot

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With flu now cited as widespread across Connecticut by health officials, the March of Dimes reminds pregnant women that getting a “flu” vaccine during pregnancy is safe for both mother and her unborn baby and can protect both of them from the influenza virus infection and its possible health consequences. Health complications resulting from influenza […] [Read More]
Categories: flu, pregnancy
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FDA wants to hear complaints about tobacco products

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Are you using a tobacco product that you believe is defective or is causing an unexpected health problem? Are you using a tobacco product that has a strange taste or smell? The Food and Drug Administration wants to hear from you and has a new online tool you can use to report your problem. The […] [Read More]
Categories: smoking

Center for Women and Families awarded $1.2 million by state

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Yesterday, at the Governor’s Bond Commission meeting, the Center for Women and Families in Bridgeport was awarded $1.2 million to assist with renovations and improvements to its building at 753 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport to establish its Family Justice Center.  This will allow for the installing of parking lot lighting and fencing, technology and phone system […] [Read More]
Eunice Lisk, MS, of Stratford, will be honored with the Caring Heart Award along with Griffin Hospital’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department at The 9th Annual Women and Heart Disease program Thursday, February 6 at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby.

Griffin to give out Caring Heart award

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The Griffin Hospital Cardiac Rehabilitation Department and Eunice Lisk, MS, of Stratford, will be honored with the Caring Heart Award at The 9th Annual Women and Heart Disease program Thursday, Feb. 6 at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby. The award recognizes individuals and groups that foster initiatives to promote and improve the general health and […] [Read More]

Flu ‘widespread’ — but not too late to get vaccine

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Even with flu levels in the state elevated to “widespread,” area medical experts said it’s not too late to get your flu shot. On Wednesday, the state Department of Public Health reported that flu activity in the state is widespread, and 683 people in the state have tested positive for the contagious respiratory illness. About […] [Read More]