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Northbridge residents have special Easter

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Residents of Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, and their families celebrated Easter with a delicious luncheon and entertainment. During lunch, the Easter Bunny made a surprise appearance and posed for photos with the residents.  Everyone enjoyed the performance by the group“Castle & Shore,” who sang hits made famous by Doris Day, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, […] [Read More]
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Griffin offers nursing, patient care tech, other classes

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The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, offers day and evening class times for its spring/summer certified nursing assistant, patient care technician, and phlebotomy programs. Anyone 18 years of age or older with a high school diploma or GED may apply for admission. Early application is […] [Read More]
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Concussion conference at Quinnipiac

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Quinnipiac University will host “The Concussion Conference Connecticut: Return to School then Return to Play,” from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road. The conference will provide basic and advanced concussion management training for pediatricians, athletic […] [Read More]
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Intuition is generous; Deliberation is selfish

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The longer you wait to make a decision, the more likely it is to be a selfish one. That’s what Yale psychologist David Rand and colleagues learned during two years of research into what makes people willing (or unwilling) to help each other. Their latest research shows that while initial reactions are shaped by daily […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital nursing school to move to UB

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The University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital announced today that they are developing plans to integrate the nursing program at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing  into UB. The idea is that, eventually, the university will assume full responsibility for the nursing program. The integration isn’t yet completes, as various permissions are needed to offer […] [Read More]
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From left to right: Debra Bagni - Gateway Community College – Department of Nursing, Mellissa LaParre - Sacred Heart University - School of Nursing, Rachel Henderson – Southern Connecticut State University - Department of Nursing, Mary Gallagher – Yale School of Nursing, and Melanie Powers - Quinnipiac University – School of Nursing

Local nursing students get Nightingale scholarships

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John R. Quinn, President and CEO of the Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut), has announced that five local nursing students: Debra Bagni, Mary Gallagher, Rachel Henderson, Mellissa LaParre, and Melanie Powers, have received a $1,200 scholarship through the Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program. The Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing program […] [Read More]
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World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day in Milford

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From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 26, participants and practitioners of T’ai Chi and Qigong will gather on the Milford Green to celebrate the 15th Annual World T’ai Chi and Qigong Day, Milford’s ninth such event. WTCQD Milford will collect donations for the construction of Fisher House at the Veterans Administration Hospital of […] [Read More]
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A scene from “It Was Me” featuring Kristen Sewell, of Shelton. The video was one of three PSAs on safe driving produced by Valley teens that will will air on the Consumer Reports’ website during the high school prom season to teach teenagers about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, especially driving while texting.

Safe driving PSAs by Valley teens to air on Consumer Reports site

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High school students from Shelton, Ansonia, Oxford and Derby helped write, direct and produce three public service announcements on safe teen driving that were selected to appear on the Consumer Reports’ website. The PSAs recently premiered at an event at Griffin Hospital as part of Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley and Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach […] [Read More]

AmeriCares Free Clinics among Hearst grant recipients

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AmeriCares Free Clinics is one of the many organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the Hearst Foundations. AmeriCares, based in Stamford, has free clinics in Bridgeport, Danbury and Norwalk. There is also a mobile clinic operating in Stamford. Four times a year, the Hearst Foundations make between 65 and 80 grants to deserving organizations across […] [Read More]
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‘Pucks for Prevention’ in Norwalk

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In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Human Services Council will host its first annual “Pucks for Prevention” Charity Hockey Game, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27,  at the  SoNo Ice House, 300 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. The Norwalk Police Department will face off on the ice against the Danbury Police and Fire Departments, to […] [Read More]
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