Emergency preparedness program in Seymour

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Shady Knoll Health Care Center in conjunction with the Education Committee of the Valley Senior Services Council of the Lower Naugatuck Valley is offering a program on emergency preparedness presented by JeanAnn McLain, Director of Dining Services at Shady Knoll Health Center.  This timely program, hosted by Shady Knoll Health Center, will take place Wednesday, […] [Read More]
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Cups for Kids to benefit hospitals in Northeast

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Cumberland Farms, convenience and gasoline retailer, today launched its 2014 Cups for Kids campaign, a month-long fundraiser that will benefit pediatric care programs at several hospitals throughout the Northeast. During the month of August, five cents from every Chill Zone beverage purchased at specified locations will go directly to Connecticut Children’s Medical Center in Hartford […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport health center receives $173,580 in federal funding

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Southwest Community Health Center in Bridgeport is one of three health centers in the state that will benefit from a federal grant intended to help expand behavioral health services throughout the country. This week, the U.S. Department of Health and Human services awarded a total of $54.6 million in Affordable Care Act funding to support […] [Read More]
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Stamford mobile clinic to stop at Boys & Girls Club

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The AmeriCares Free Clinic of Stamford now stops at the Boys & Girls Club at 347 Stillwater Avenue, Wednesdays from 2 to 7 p.m. The mobile clinic is on the road three days a week, providing primary care services to low-income Stamford and Darien residents without health insurance. The clinic also stops at two other […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport health leader gets national award

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Dr. Michael Hunt, CMO/CMIO of St. Vincent’s Health Partners, has been selected by the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems as the winner of the 2014 AMDIS Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in applied medical informatics. The award honors individuals and/or organizations who have successfully applied information systems and computer technology into the […] [Read More]
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Study: Harder to quit smoking menthols

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Menthol flavoring may make it harder to quit smoking cigarettes, especially for African-American women, according to a new study published online by the journal Addiction. In a series of analyses of a large quit-smoking clinical trial, investigators from the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention controlled for variables such as education, type […] [Read More]
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Self-defense seminar in Monroe

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On Saturday Aug. 9, a special self-defense seminar will take place at the American Institute of Tae Kwon Do, 435 Main St. in Monroe, from noon to 2 p.m. The two-hour seminar is entitled “Be Safe, Be Strong!” Participants will learn personal safety and awareness, as well as practicing simple yet effective techniques to counter […] [Read More]
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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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