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Amanda Cuda

Milford Hospital offers cholesterol, other screenings

Milford Hospital will be offering a cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar screening on from 4 to 6:45 p.m. today at the hospital, 300 Seaside Ave. There is a $15 fee for cholesterol testing. Blood pressure and blood sugar testing is free of charge. Appointments are required. Call 203 876-4004. [Read More]
Categories: General, health, Milford

NAMI to offer 12-week course on mental illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Connecticut will sponsor a free 12-week educational course on mental illness next month.  The classes are for family members and loved ones of persons who have a mental illness.  To date, well over 300,000 family members across the country have completed the 12-week course. Some of the topics […] [Read More]
A recent photo of the Ahlbin Centers staff.

Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Centers turn 75

Bridgeport Hospital’s Ahlbin Rehabilitation Centers will celebrate its 75th anniversary this year. Known in its early years as the Crippled Children’s Workshop and later as the Rehabilitation Center of Eastern Fairfield County, Ahlbin Centers provides physical, occupational, speech, recreational, music and art therapy at Bridgeport Hospital and outpatient locations In Bridgeport, Fairfield, Shelton, Stratford and […] [Read More]

Alzheimer’s support group to meet

The Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group at Northbridge Health Care Center,  2875 Main Street, Bridgeport, will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20.  Call Lisa Fratarcangeli, 203-336-0232 extension 151, to RSVP. Refreshments will be served. [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, Bridgeport

New report: 5.6 million children could die from smoking

About 5.6 million American children alive today — including 56,000 in Connecticut — will die prematurely from smoking-related diseases unless current smoking rates drop, according the new U.S. Surgeon General’s report, released Friday. Last Saturday was the 50th anniversary of the Surgeon General’s original report on smoking and health, which helped dramatically reshape the culture […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, smoking

Griffin hosts insurance talk

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]
Categories: Derby, General, health

FDA: Some wart removers flammable

Some cryogenic wart removers—which remove warts from the skin by freezing them off—have caught fire during use at home, harming consumers or setting fire to items around the house, the Food and Drug Administration reports. Since 2009, the FDA, which regulates wart removers, has received 14 such reports about over-the-counter wart remover products, which are […] [Read More]

Connecticut emergency rooms get mixed grades from college

Connecticut’s emergency rooms ranked 15th in the nation for support of patients, according to the 2014 American College of Emergency Physicians’ state-by-state report card on America’s emergency care environment. The report cared shows mixed results for the state, with grades in categories ranging from a B+ to a D. “Our low rates of fatal injuries […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hospitals
Katz David 11-11

Katz named among most influential in health and fitness

David L. Katz, director of the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Derby was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness by for the second year on a row. This year’s list includes Dr. Oz, First Lady Michelle Obama, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chef Jamie Oliver, […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, fitness, General, health

United Way awards $10,000 to Get Healthy CT

The United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has awarded $10,000 to Get Healthy CT (, a coalition whose mission is to eliminate obesity. Get Healthy CT works collaboratively with key stakeholders in the greater Bridgeport region to remove the barriers to healthy eating and physical activity. More than 100 large and small businesses and nonprofit […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, obesity