William Rutkauskas of Shelton won a gift card at Family Fun Day sponsored by Griffin Hospital.

Shelton men win big at Griffin event

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Michael Madison and William Rutkauskas, both of Shelton, were the big winners at the June 28 Men’s Health Day event sponsored by Griffin Hospital’s Health Initiative for Men campaign. Madison won the raffle for a new Char-Broil grill while Rutkauskas took home the $200 Family Fun Day gift card for the Sports Center of Connecticut. […] [Read More]
Blood donor Paul Keene, of Fairfield, keeps his arm raised to prevent bleeding, during a blood drive held by the American Red Cross at the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford, Conn. on Friday February 21, 2014. The winter weather has resulted in an urgent need for blood donations according to the Red Cross. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/ct to find a blood drive in your area.

Red Cross badly in need of donations

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The American Red Cross says it is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8 percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number […] [Read More]
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Fairfield dance school has begun

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The eight weeks of SummerDance at Connecticut Dance School, 42 Halley Court Fairfield, started last week. More than thirty students are having morning dance classes and afternoon art projects each day in the school’s studios. Here, Maya Sawaki, age 5 from Bridgeport does stretches at the beginning of their morning ballet class with Ms Patrice […] [Read More]
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Quinnipiac physician assistant students to get certificates

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Fifty-seven physician assistant students at Quinnipiac University will receive certificates signifying they have completed the graduate program during a ceremony Saturday, Aug. 9 at 11 a.m. at the TD Bank Sports Center on the University’s York Hill Campus. “The class of 2014 is certainly a class that is dedicated to meeting the needs of the […] [Read More]
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WebMD answers your health questions

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Face it: it’s summer and you have health questions. Whether they’re about summer allergies, preventing heatstroke (or, more likely in this weather, preventing getting washed away in a flood), or any other topic, WebMD’s team of medical editors will answer your queries in an hour-long chat at 2 p.m. today. Check it out below. [Read More]
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Elmer Rosales

AmeriCares clinics get grant from Near and Far Aid

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Near & Far Aid has awarded a $20,000 grant to the Weisman AmeriCares Free Clinic of Bridgeport and the Bob Macauley AmeriCares Free Clinic of Norwalk. The grant provides operating support for the clinics, which provide free medical care for low-income Fairfield County residents without health insurance. AmeriCares patients receive primary care, including medications, lab […] [Read More]
Randi Redmond Oster, author of Questioning Protocol.

Fairfield author’s health book named top beach read

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Looking for a good summer beach read? Well, “Questioning Protocol,” by Fairfield resident Randi Redmond Oster, was named “Best Beach Read” in health at the 2014 Beach Book Festival, which took place in New York in June. We profiled Oster for her health care advocacy in a June article. Her books detail her struggle with […] [Read More]
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Laima Karosas, clinical associate professor and director of the nurse practitioner and post MSN programs at Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac nursing practice program gets grant

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The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing has been awarded a $652,000 grant that will be used to support underrepresented students in its doctor of nursing practice program. The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded Quinnipiac an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program grant, which was created to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to […] [Read More]
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Blood pressure screening in Shelton

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Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St. For information, call (888) 357-2396. [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO William Jennings with  Joel E. Smilow at a dedication for new facilities at the hospital's heart institute, which is named for Smilow.

Bridgeport Hospital’s heart institute adds facilities

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The Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital has a new patient reception and education center, thanks to the generosity of the man who gave the institute its name. A dedication ceremony took place July 9 with Smilow, hospital leaders, cardiologists, nurses and other staff in attendance. “We have a beautiful new face for […] [Read More]
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