EMT course at Fairfield University

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Fairfield University’s Department of Public Safety in collaboration with the town of Trumbull Emergency Medical Services will offer the skill-enhancing Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course in the fall 2014 and spring 2015 semesters. The course is held on the Fairfield University campus in the DPS Training Room in Loyola Hall on Monday and Wednesday evenings […] [Read More]
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Talk on ‘Risks of taking too many medications’

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On Thursday, Sept. 18, Kim Venterea,  consultant pharmacist for Masonicare at Newtown, will present a Lunch & Learn program entitled “The Risks of Taking Too Many Medications.” In her presentation, Venterea will discuss the increasing prescription use in the senior population and the risks involved in taking more medication than is clinically needed.  She will […] [Read More]
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Red Cross asking for blood in honor of sickle cell month

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The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects […] [Read More]

Performance coach to speak in Westport

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Would you like to live a happy life, free from stress? Performance coach, business speaker and bestselling author James Mapes speaks about developing and maintaining a positive approach to life and challenges on Monday, Aug. 25, in the Westport Library’s McManus Room. The program is free and open to the public. Mapes draws on his […] [Read More]
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Masonicare to offer training in geriatric minsitry

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Masonicare and its affiliate, Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, are offering the “Lay Training in Geriatric Ministry” program.  Open to people of all faiths, the program has been teaching basic ministry skills to volunteers from the community for close to 20 years. Participants will attend a 20-hour education program, held in October, at Masonicare Health […] [Read More]
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Study: People with symmetrical faces might not be healthier

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It’s a long-held belief that those with symmetrical facial features are more attractive. For years, there have been theories that this symmetry indicates better health, which, subconsciously, makes the symmetrical person more appealing to a potential partner. But new research indicates that might not be the case. A new study led by Dr. Nicholas Pound […] [Read More]
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Jon Oddo, of Boys & Girls Village in Milford.

Boys & Girls Village names leader at school

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Boys & Girls Village in Milford has named Jon Oddo the vice president of educational and vocational services at its Charles F. Hayden School. Oddo previously served as director of educational and vocational services at the school, which provides comprehensive educational and clinical services to students from across Connecticut with behavioral or mental health needs. […] [Read More]
Members of Greenwich Hospital cancer care teams joined oncology fellowship program sponsor Fred C. Flynn, Jr. at a celebration for graduating fellows Kaitlin Campbell (seated, left) and Julia Melvin (seated, right) in July.

Nursing students graduate from Greenwich fellowship

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Greenwich Hospital has announced the graduation of two Boston College nursing students, Julia Melvin and Kaitlin Campbell, from a new oncology nursing fellowship program piloted at the hospital this summer. The program was made possible through the Susan D. Flynn Oncology Nursing Training and Development Fund, established by retired Stamford business executive Frederick C. Flynn […] [Read More]
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: At the July 30 Quality Award ceremony (l-r) Dan Walsh, director of Patient Experience and Volunteers Services; MaryEllen Kosturko, senior vice president, Patient Care Operations and chief nursing officer; dual award winner Nyla Petrahai; Norm Roth, chief operating officer; and Jennifer O’Neil, nurse manager, Intermediate Care Area.

Stratford resident, nurse wins two awards for care

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When Bridgeport Hospital nurse resident Nyla Petrahai sat with an elderly patient for nearly 12 hours, nursing her through the pain of a broken leg by holding her hand and singing “You Are My Sunshine,” she probably just thought she was doing her job. But her compassionate treatment of the patient earned the Stratford two […] [Read More]

St. Vincent’s offers mobile mammography

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The SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 35 and older from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 17 at the Brazilian Day Festival, in the Seaside Park Band Shell in Bridgeport and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21 at Carriage Green, 77 Plains […] [Read More]