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Amanda Cuda

Bridgeport Hospital host ostomy support group

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The next meeting of Bridgeport Hospital’s ostomy support group is Sunday, Feb.  15, 2 p.m., at the Visiting Nurse Services of Connecticut, 12 Cambridge Drive, Trumbull. The meeting is open to anyone who has had or will have an ostomy operation, such as colostomy, urostomy or ileostomy. Spouses are welcome. For more information, call coordinator […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
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Yale study: Link between gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors

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  Problem gambling and obsessive-compulsive behaviors share genetic as well as behavioral links, according to a study by researchers at Yale, Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Saint Louis University School of Medicine. These findings may help guide not only treatment development efforts but also identify biological measures underlying the conditions. Below is are some […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health
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Griffin Hospital weight-loss challenge deadline extended

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The deadline for entering the Griffin Hospital Community Meltdown Challenge has been extended to Monday, Feb. 23. This online weight loss competition encourages participants to lose 6 percent of their total weight or maintain their weight over 12 weeks. Participants hitting their goal will split a cash prize pool. The challenge is conducted completely online […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, obesity

Stress linked to worse heart attack recovery in women

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Young and middle-aged women experience more stress than their male counterparts, which could contribute to worse recovery from acute myocardial infarction — or heart attack — according to new findings by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues. The findings appear in the current issue of Circulation. Researchers used data from the Variation in […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease
Janet Yon

AmeriCares Free Clinic of Bridgeport names new director

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  Janet Yon of Weston has been named director of the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic of Bridgeport. In her new role, Yon, a registered nurse, is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the clinic, which provides free primary care services to 600 low-income uninsured patients from the greater Bridgeport area. Staffed by volunteer nurses […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
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Allergic to milk? Avoid dark chocolate this Valentine’s Day

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Chocolate is a time-honored Valentine’s Day gift. But if you or someone in your household is allergic to milk, you might want to consider flowers instead. A recent study by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested 100 dark chocolate products and found that many contained milk. More importantly, you can’t always tell that’s the […] [Read More]
Nancy Church; Outreach Coordinator, the Norma Pfriem Breast Center; Peter Gonzales of Zen Ride; and Jessica Gray, owner of Zen Ride.

More than 800 people attend breast center’s fitness event

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  Over 800 people attended the Jan. 21 Day of Wellness, a joint effort of seven area fitness centers. Volunteers from the Norma Pfriem Breast Center spoke to patrons about breast health, highlighting the importance of exercise and good nutrition for general health and to prevent breast and other cancers. The Norma Pfriem Breast Center, […] [Read More]

Yale study: Many older patients emerge from ICUs with disabilities

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According to a new study out of the Yale University School of Medicine, a growing number of older adults are surviving visits to hospital intensive care units, but many emerge with disabilities such as impaired walking and poor overall function. The study results appear in the Feb. 9 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. First author […] [Read More]