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Shelton residents invited to meet new Griffin primary care physician

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Griffin Faculty Physicians invites residents of Shelton and the surrounding communities to meet its new primary care physician, Dr. Elizabeth Arbia, and tour her new office at 2 Ivy Brook Rd., Suite 115 in Shelton, on Tues., Dec. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. Arbia focuses on providing comprehensive care, preventative health education and treating […] [Read More]
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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

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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]
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Cory Ann Boyd, associate professor of nursing at Quinnipiac University.

Nursing schools get grant to design video game

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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]
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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

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  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]
Bridgeport Hospital infectious disease chief Dr. Zane Saul appeared on Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me."

Bridgeport Hospital doc featured on Animal Planet show

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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

Women’s health forum at Fairfield Senior Center

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The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, will host a Women’s Health Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The forum is free of charge. Three healthcare professionals will be panelists for the Forum. Santina Galbo, certified health educator from the Town of Fairfield Health Department will talk about cardiac issues for women, […] [Read More]

Protect your pup from Thanksgiving health hazards

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Every year, countless dogs head to the vet after Thanksgiving — many suffering from digestive problems and canine pancreatitis — because they’ve eaten things they really shouldn’t. So how do you keep your pup happy at the holidays without sacrifici According to veterinarian Dr. Jan Bellows, New York dog parents can start by avoiding the […] [Read More]
Categories: General, pets

Health insurance co-op seeks new board members

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Individuals, small and large business representatives, non-profit leaders and physicians comprise the ballot of candidates HealthyCT members will choose from when voting for its new Board of Directors beginning Thursday, Nov. 13.  HealthyCT is a consumer operated and oriented plan, which is one of the insurance options on the state’s health care marketplace, AccessHealth CT. […] [Read More]
Monica Manfroi - Momentary Feelings

Senior community features work of Trumbull artist

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The Watermark at 3030 Park is excited to announce that they will be featuring the artwork of Trumbull artist Monica Manfroi at the senior living community starting on Nov. 18. The opening reception for her exhibit entitled, “A Palette of Emotions” will be held on Tuesday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. at The Watermark, located […] [Read More]
Respected journalist Charles Gibson will headline a talk on healthcare in the digital age at Quinnipiac.

Charles Gibson to moderate talk on modern health at Quinnipiac

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Medical advice is everywhere, from the Web, to social media, to the airwaves.  Quinnipiac University’s School of Communications will welcome three medical experts to discuss, “Information Overload: Your Health in the Digital Age,” on Wednesday, Nov. 12 in the auditorium at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus. Former ABC […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health