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Dr. Dara Richards greets eight-month-old Tyler Raines, of Bridgeport, before giving him his flu vaccination at the Southwest Community Health Center at 968 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Southwest was one of 13 health centers in the state to get a share of more than $3 million in federal grant money.

Connecticut seventh worst state to be a doctor

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Doctors are among the most highly paid, educated and celebrated professions in the United States. But being a member of this exclusive club comes at a price. Not only does the average med school graduate leave campus with roughly $176K in debt, but the medical profession has also been undergoing intense changes in recent years. […] [Read More]
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Report ranks New Haven County least healthy in the state

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Tolland County is the healthiest county in Connecticut and New Haven County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. Fairfield County was ranked the […] [Read More]
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Jeanne LeVasseur

Nurse to read from poetry collection at Quinnipiac

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Jeanne LeVasseur, a professor in the School of Nursing at Quinnipiac University, will read from and discuss “Planetary Nights,” her first collection of poems, at 3 p.m. on Thursday, April 16, in the Carl Hansen Student Center, Room 120, at Quinnipiac, 275 Mount Carmel Ave. LeVasseur is a Connecticut native who has lived in the […] [Read More]
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Elizabeth Bradley, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, and Jenney Samuelson, assistant director of Vermont’s Blueprint for Health, will be among the featured speakers at the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut forum, ‘Getting to Better Health: CONNECTing Care and Community,’ on Wednesday, April 29, at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus

Quinnipiac to host forum on health care

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Elizabeth Bradley, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, will be the keynote speaker at the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut forum, “Getting to Better Health: CONNECTing Care and Community,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 29, in the auditorium at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on […] [Read More]
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Nutrition expert headlines St. Vincent’s Hearts full of Spring Gala

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation will sponsor its annual ‘Hearts Full of Spring’ fundraiser on April 9, hosted by Mitchells in Westport, 670 Post Road East, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by United Bank. Celebrity nutrition, fitness, and metabolism expert Lisa Lynn will present ‘Ignite Your Fire,’ sharing easy lifestyle tips […] [Read More]
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NIH-funded study shows how the brain can limit binge drinking

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New research funded by the National Institutes of Health shows how elements of the brain’s stress and reward pathways can interact to suppress binge alcohol drinking. The finding, now online in the journal Nature Neuroscience, suggests potential strategies for treating and preventing alcohol use problems. Below is the text of a press release on the […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, General, health
Flu Vaccine

Flu activity in state declining, but remains high

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Though flu activity in the state seems to be declining, the state Department of Public Health reports that the illness remains widespread in the state. Also, several key indicators of the contagious virus have risen slightly after weeks of decline. As of Saturday, Feb. 28, 4,556 people had tested positive for the flu, 1,268 were […] [Read More]
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Milford Hospital hosts breakfast with the Easter Bunny

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At 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host its annual breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Children and their families can enjoy a delicious breakfast, face painting, activities and games as well as a visit with the big bunny himself. Parents are welcome to bring cameras. The breakfast will take place […] [Read More]
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Introduction to meditation at Milford Hospital

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At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave. will present “Introduction to Meditation.” Presenter Dee Stephens will offer tips and techniques to promote emotional strength, deepened concentration and clarity.  The program is aimed at beginners interested in learning more about how to meditate and the physical and emotional benefits related to meditation. […] [Read More]
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Holiday Travel Weather

Bridgeport Hospital offers pre-travel consultations

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Bridgeport Hospital’s Healthy Traveler service provides pre-travel consultations, travel vaccines, medications and comprehensive travel information. Services include evaluation of travel-related hazards linked to food, drinking water, insects, animals, deep-vein thrombosis, sunburn, jet lag, swimming, scuba diving and more. For information or to make an appointment, call 203-384-3613. [Read More]
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