Yale: Doctors using less-agressive treatment on older breast cancer patients

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A Yale study has found that radiation oncologists are using fewer or less-aggressive radiation procedures on elderly women with early-stage breast cancer. The findings are scheduled to be presented at the 56th annual conference of the American Society for Radiation Oncology in San Francisco. The study, using a national database of more than 100,000 women […] [Read More]
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Free prostate screenings at Greenwich Hospital

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For the fifth consecutive year, Greenwich Hospital is partnering with sports broadcaster Ed Randall and his “Fans for the Cure” charity to offer free prostate cancer screenings to men between the ages of 40 and 75 during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society, approximately 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will […] [Read More]
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Visiting Nurse Association gets $10,000 grant

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John R. Quinn, President & CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut (VNA/SCC), recently announced that VNA/SCC was awarded a $10,000 grant from the First Niagara Foundation, the charitable entity of First Niagara Bank. The grant will help provide home health care to Greater New Haven’s underinsured and uninsured for the fiscal […] [Read More]
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The presentation of the CPR unit to Griffin Hospital included, from left, James Fleming, President, Connecticut Automotive Retailers Association, Rick Foehrenbach, President, Curtiss Ryan Honda, Daun Barrett, Director, Griffin Hospital Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nursing, Cathi Kellett, Coordinator, Griffin Hospital CPR Training Center, and Edward DeMarseilles, COO, Curtiss Ryan Honda.

Auto dealers give CPR unit to Griffin nurses

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The National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation, Curtiss Ryan Honda in Shelton, and the Connecticut Auto Retailers Association have teamed to give a CPR training unit to Griffin Hospital’s Parish Nurse Program. The unit will be used at the hospital’s CPR training center, which provides free and reduced price CPR training to the community. The unit […] [Read More]
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Dr.Marc Brodsky, medical director of Stamford Hospital's Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, helps Stamford High School sophmore Kyle Gioielli plant at the medicinal herb and aroma garden at the Hospital's Tully Health Center in Stamford. The herb garden will be the site of chili pepper festival this month.

Chili pepper festival at Stamford Hospital

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The third Annual Chili Pepper Festival at Stamford Hospital’s Medicinal Herb and Aroma Garden at Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Ct. Sunday, September 14, 12 to 2 p.m. Dr. Marc Brodsky, Medical Director of Stamford Hospital’s Center for Integrative Medicine and Wellness, and Andre Jennings will champion the free event which features the Guinness […] [Read More]
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The CVS on High Ridge Road in Stamford, Conn., February 23, 2012.

What do you think about CVS decision?

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$20,000 grant to help medical program in Shelton

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John R. Quinn, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut, recently announced that the association was awarded a $20,000 grant from the Katharine Matthies Foundation to support the Medical Social Work Program at Spooner House in Shelton. The Medical Social Work Program developed for the Spooner House is a triage, […] [Read More]
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State gets over $1 million to reduce infant mortality

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HHS Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell today released $65 million in grants to help 87 organizations in 33 states reduce high infant mortality rates and other health problems related to pregnancy and mothers’ health. This included a total of $1,344,362 for two groups in Connecticut. Healthy Start is targeted to the needs of vulnerable mothers and […] [Read More]

Yale research finds hope for those with bowel disease

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Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients’ own intestinal immune responses as a guide. The findings were published Aug. 28 in the journal Cell. Trillions of bacteria exist within the human intestinal microbiota, which plays a critical […] [Read More]

Opitmus in Bridgeport to get $250,000 in federal grants

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 Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $500,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to two health centers — Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport and Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation in New Haven. Each center will get $250,000. The money will support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.  Nationally, over $35 […] [Read More]
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