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Amanda Cuda

Tess and Liza, Golden Retriever companions to Inge van Ark of Oxford, grace the cover of the People and Animals Working in Spirit 2015 Calendar.

Griffin Hospital sells dog calendars to raise money for hospice

Man’s best friend is giving a helping paw to Griffin Hospital’s most fragile patients. People and Animals Working in Spirit (P.A.W.S.), the therapy dog program at Griffin Hospital in Derby, is offering 2015 calendars featuring professional photos of its caring canines to raise money for the hospital’s hospice program. Founded in 1996 with just one […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General

Ebola talk at Fairfield U.

On Wednesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m., Fairfield University will  the talk ‘Ebola: The Crisis and the Facts.’ It will feature a representative from AmeriCares, a Stamford-based non-profit, and a leading infectious disease specialist. The event will take place in the Walsh Art Gallery. For directions, visit [Read More]
Categories: Ebola, Fairfield
Cory Ann Boyd, associate professor of nursing at Quinnipiac University.

Nursing schools get grant to design video game

A group that includes Quinnipiac University’s School of Nursing and its game design and development program is one of four teams nationally to receive a $10,000 Innovation in Accelerated Nursing Education grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship program. The grant is to be used for […] [Read More]
Categories: General
People order food in a Chipotle restaurant on March 5, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations.

FDA requires calorie information be listed on menus

  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has finalized two rules requiring that calorie information be listed on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, similar retail food establishments and vending machines with 20 or more locations to provide consumers with more nutritional information about the foods they eat outside of the home. The rules […] [Read More]

Wells Fargo donates $40,000 to Connecticut Red Cross

Wells Fargo has donated $40,000 to the American Red Cross. Kent McClun, Wells Fargo Area President, Greater Connecticut, presented the check to American Red Cross Connecticut and Rhode Island Region Executive Mario Bruno. Wells Fargo is a Ready 365 Partner with the American Red Cross. The donation supports American Red Cross disaster relief services in […] [Read More]
Categories: American Red Cross

Mental health board to host forum in Norwalk

The Southwest Regional Mental Health Board is hosting the Regional Legislative Forum on Mental Health on Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Norwalk City Hall. Leaders from area advocacy groups, behavioral health providers, and social service agencies worked to create a forum in which elected officials can meet with organizations that […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health

Yale study: Low risk for small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy

Heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to a range of developmental problems and birth defects including fetal alcohol syndrome, low birth weight, and preterm delivery, but a new study from Yale and Brown universities shows that low to moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with an increased risk of specific birth outcomes […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, pregnancy

Prevent fires this Thanksgiving season

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the Red Cross encourages families to prevent kitchen fires by taking some basic safety measures.   A recent Red Cross survey revealed that nearly one in five Americans (16 percent) admit to leaving food cooking unattended on the stove — a major cause of kitchen fires. “Thanksgiving is the peak […] [Read More]

Yale study: Heavy-drinking smokers have harder time quitting

Though smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at all, a study led by researchers in Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine found that modifying tobacco-oriented telephone counseling to help hazardous drinkers can help them quit smoking. The study was published online Nov. […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, smoking
Bridgeport Hospital infectious disease chief Dr. Zane Saul appeared on Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me."

Bridgeport Hospital doc featured on Animal Planet show

Bridgeport Hospital Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Zane Saul has treated people with a number of contagious diseases, ranging from flu to more exotic illnesses. But one recent case was so bizarre, it caused Hollywood (or, at least, Animal Planet) to take notice. Saul and one of his patients, Armando Cora of Shelton, were featured […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health