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Lyme Disease support group meets in Greenwich

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A Lyme Disease Support Group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road.  This monthly group offers information and assistance with issues concerning tickborne diseases, as well as guidance for coping with the challenges and complications of Lyme disease. Facilitated by Angela La Manna, licensed clinical social worker, the […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts retirement planning workshop

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The Community Health Resource Center at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby, will host a free educational workshop on planning for retirement on Thurs., March 19 at 6:30 p.m. Michael Alimo and David Weyner, of U.S.A. Financial & Tax Services, will host “Planning for a Safe Retirement,” a free workshop about techniques to help build […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General
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Medication might curb abusive drinking in young people

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Young people who drink abusively consume less and suffer fewer consequences from alcohol if they take naltrexone, a Yale School of Medicine study shows. While the drug the did not reduce how often young people drank, the authors say results justify more proactive treatment for  four in 10 individuals aged 18 to 25 who are […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, drug abuse, General

$10.4 million awarded to Connecticut for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood program

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $10,400,000 in grant awards to Connecticut to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Home Visiting Program). These funds will allow Connecticut to continue to expand voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children. Nationally, […] [Read More]
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Trumbull medical office accepting applications for college scholarships

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The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center  of Trumbull is accepting applications for a $2,000 scholarship and several additional scholarships. The scholarship is open to high school athletes planning to attend college in the fall of 2015. OSM is looking for outstanding high school seniors who excel in three areas: student athletic achievements, academic accomplishments and […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Trumbull
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St. Vincent’s staff look to reunite lost ladybug with owner

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Are you missing a ladybug? She might be at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Last week, staff at the hospital notice that someone had left a giant stuffed ladybug at the hospital. Staff began frantically looking for the plush toys owner, calling likely suspects and sending out inquiries. “It was very sweet,” said Lindsay […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General
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Study finds possible cause for marijuana “munchies”

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The “munchies,” or that uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana, appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that are normally involved in suppressing appetite, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers in the Feb. 18 issue of the journal Nature. Lead author Tamas Horvath and his colleagues set […] [Read More]
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Quinnipiac to host program on rare diseases

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  The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University will host the program, “The Transition: Becoming an Adult with a Rare Disease,” from 1 to 4 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 27, in the auditorium at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road. The […] [Read More]
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Weather-related closings at Bridgeport Hospital

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Bridgeport Hospital has announced the following weather-related closings and delays: Closings Update, 11:53 a.m.: The Bridgeport Hospital Center for Geriatrics, 95 Armory Rd., Stratford, has decided to remain closed for the rest of the day. Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing REACH outpatient psychiatric programs, 305 Boston Ave., Stratford Bridgeport Hospital Cardiac Rehab and Wellness programs, […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General

St. Vincent’s Urgent Care centers open for business

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As the state started bouncing back from this less than historic storm, hospitals began re-opening their satellite locations. That includes St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, which re-opened its urgent care centers in Bridgeport, Shelton, Fairfield and Monroe at 12:30 p.m. Centers are open until 8 p.m. for those with non-emergency health problems. Appointments can be […] [Read More]
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