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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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Optimus Health Care holds an Open House Ceremony at Bridgeport's newest School Based Health Center at Fairchild Wheeler Interdistrict Magnet High School on Monday, March 31, 2014.

School-based health centers awarded $75,000 grant

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  The Connecticut Association of School Based Health Centers, Inc. was awarded a $75,000 grant from the Connecticut Health Foundation to engage in a multi-state partnership involving school-based health centers in New York and Connecticut. The partnership will test an alternative model for person-centered school based health care that will build on the strengths of […] [Read More]
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Realtor Michael Talbot puts up a sign for a brokers' open house in Torrance, Calif.

Bridgeport Hospital offers newcomer concierge service

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Bridgeport Hospital’s free newcomer concierge service helps new residents of Bridgeport and surrounding towns locate physicians to meet their personal and family health needs. The service also provides information about health-related events and activities. To reach the newcomer concierge service, call 203-330-7462 Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays or Fridays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., or e-mail kjahma@ynhh.org. [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital in Derby hosts series of health talks

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Griffin Hospital wants to help individuals keep their New Year’s Resolutions for better health with a series of free talks in January and February. The three talks will focus on losing weight, getting better sleep and quitting smoking, offering health education as well as information on services Griffin offers to help the resolutions stick. Each […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, obesity, smoking

Weight-loss surgery session at Greenwich Hospital

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Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host a free weight-loss surgery informational session at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14i n the Hyde Conference Room and at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27 in the Cos Cob Conference Room. If you’re 60 to 100 lbs. overweight and concerned about developing obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, high blood […] [Read More]
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Dr. Aaron Bernard, the clinical skills director at the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University, directs Georgina Pappas, a medical student at Quinnipiac, as she examines a standardized patient at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac’s North Haven Campus.

Quinnipiac med school gets $250,000 for primary care fellowship

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  The Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation, Inc. has donated $250,000 to the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. The gift will be used to create the Maximilian E. & Marion O. Hoffman Foundation Primary Care Fellowship, which will provide full four-year financial support to an outstanding student in […] [Read More]

Cervical cancer screenings urged

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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is urging women in Connecticut to start the year off right by taking charge of their health with important preventive screenings, such as a Pap test, which can detect irregularities that lead to cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is caused by certain types […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital host workshop on living with chronic conditions

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Griffin Hospital is hosting a free workshop series to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions take back control of their lives. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Aging Services Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, the Live Well Workshop will be on Tuesdays from Jan. 20 to Feb. 24 from […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport therapist’s book a guide for better living

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With the new year around the corner, some of you might be looking to make some New Year’s resolutions. And Bridgeport Hospital occupational therapist Ed Kaine has a new book that might aid in those endeavors. Called “Beyond Physical Health: The Easy Mind, Body, Spirit Transformation Guide to Wellness, Fulfillment & Joy,” the book highlights […] [Read More]
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Have pet health questions? The FDA might be able to help

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The Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine may be able to answer them. FDA regulates animal drugs, animal food (including pet food), and medical devices for animals, and conducts research that helps shape regulatory decisions, among other activities. In a news release on its consumer site, the FDA lists some popular questions about […] [Read More]
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