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Amanda Cuda

Griffin hosts diabetes program in Derby

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Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder through a free six-week diabetes self management workshop at Griffin Hospital this March. Part of the Live Well Chronic Disease Self Management program, the workshops will be held on Fridays from 1 to 3:30 p.m. from March 6-April 10 at the […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes

State agencies issue opioid prescription guidelines for hospitals

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The Connecticut Hospital Association, the Connecticut State Medical Society, the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Connecticut Department of Public Health have endorsed a set of voluntary guidelines to help hospital emergency department staff treat patients with chronic pain conditions. The guidelines are intended to be used as a tool […] [Read More]

The best foods for heart health

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Heart disease causes one in three women’s deaths each year.  Eighty percent of these cardiac events can be prevented with education, diet and lifestyle changes.  By implementing these changes, nearly 300 fewer women are dying each day from heart disease and stroke. Friday, Feb. 6 marks the annual National Wear Red Day, where women are […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease, nutrition

Watermark University offers health-related classes for seniors in Bridgeport

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The Watermark at 3030 Park is pleased to announce that its Watermark University Spring semester is now underway. Watermark University is a continuing education program that features seminars, lectures, and courses covering a range of diverse topics designed to keep seniors’ minds and bodies fit. Classes are held at The Watermark at 3030 Park, a […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, elderly

St. Vincent’s Urgent Care centers open for business

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As the state started bouncing back from this less than historic storm, hospitals began re-opening their satellite locations. That includes St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, which re-opened its urgent care centers in Bridgeport, Shelton, Fairfield and Monroe at 12:30 p.m. Centers are open until 8 p.m. for those with non-emergency health problems. Appointments can be […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Greenwich resident Stephen Walko shovels snow from the sidewalk on South Water Street during the winter storm that hit Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, 2015.

Tip for safe snow shoveling

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Though snow totals in Fairfield County aren’t as high as expected, residents in the region still had plenty of precipitation to clean up today. But, while necessary, snow shoveling carries many risks. That includes heart attacks, and Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon to warn residents to be safe while shoveling: […] [Read More]

Prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in stormy weather

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With the approaching storm, the Connecticut Department of Public Health warns residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide. CO is an invisible, odorless gas that can be fatal. The symptoms of CO poisoning can mimic those of the flu, including headache, fatigue, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, or loss of consciousness. When power goes out many people […] [Read More]
Categories: carbon monoxide

Watch out for seniors during winter storms

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With dangerous winter weather in the forecast, Home Instead Senior Care urges seniors and their families to take several important steps to ensure their safety. According a news release from Home Instead, those over the age of 65 account for nearly half of all hypothermia deaths. As the body ages, the ability to maintain a […] [Read More]
Categories: cold, elderly