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Helping plan the fashion show are the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary’s new officers (l-r) Ulla Atweh, immediate past president; Anne Wright, vice president; Masha Watson, assistant treasurer; Bonnie Malloy, president; Vivian Rockmacher, corresponding secretary; Joyce Laponte, treasurer; and Toni Zeleny, recording secretary. Not pictured: Virginia Loch, finance chair.

Fashion show will benefit Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary

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The Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor “Shopping at the 18th Hole,” a benefit fashion show Thursday, Nov. 13, 6 to 9 p.m., at Brooklawn Country Club, 500 Algonquin Road, Fairfield. The show will feature fall fashions from local boutiques, modeled by Bridgeport Hospital staff.  Tickets are $55 and include light fare, hors d’oeuvres and beverages. […] [Read More]
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Tips for safe Trick-or-Treating

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Tonight is Halloween — a time for creepy costumes, bags of candy and lots of fun. But lurking under all that fun is the possibility for danger. According to the American College of Emergency Physicians, the  risk of a child being hit by a car is roughly four times higher on Halloween than on any […] [Read More]
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Music and meditation at Greenwich Hospital

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From 12:30 to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host a free program on music and meditation in the hospital chapel. Music therapist Amy Zabin will lead a journey into deep relaxation using crystal singing bowls, flute, guitar and guided imagery. Call 203-863-3000. [Read More]
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Fairway Market in Stamford will host a healthy cooking demo.

Fairwy Market hosts healthy cooking demo

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  Fairway Market, 699 Canal St., Stamford, will host a National Eating Healthy Day cooking demo from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday. The theme is fruits and vegetables. Customers can learn how to prepare kale and butternut squash salad and Moroccan quinoa. Gavin Pritchard, dietitian-chef at Stamford Hospital, also will be on hand to answer […] [Read More]
Categories: General, Stamford
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk took place Sunday in Norwalk. Nearly 1,000 attended the 20th anniversary event.

Heart walk in Norwalk attracts more than 1,000

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  The American Heart Association’s Fairfield County Heart Walk took place Sunday, Oct. 26 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk to raise funds and awareness to fight heart disease and stroke — the number one and four killers in Connecticut. Nearly 1,000 people attended the event. Participants walked the three-mile route for heart health and […] [Read More]

Blood pressure screenings

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Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times. For information, call 888-357-2396. Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, Nov. 3, and Monday, Nov. 17, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Monday, Nov. 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St., […] [Read More]
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Healthy Minds, Health Bodies event in Norwalk

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There will be a “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies” seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Norwalk Public Library. The event  is for students, athletes and professionals interested in developing a plan for success. Ben Powers, trained and certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the Core Performance Dynamics […] [Read More]
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Talk on COPD in Bridgeport

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center is sponsoring a free talk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, called “Learning to Live with COPD,” at the Watermark, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Featured speakers, David Bushell, MD, FCCP, D, ABSM; Pharmacist Ann Fitzgerald RPh, and Physical Therapist Lori Mihalov will discuss COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), what […] [Read More]
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FDA approves urinary prosthesis for women

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its blessing to a urinary prosthesis for women … which isn’t exactly what you’d expect it is. The FDA today allowed marketing of the inFlow Intraurethral Valve-Pump, a replaceable urinary prosthesis for use in female adults who cannot contract the muscles necessary to push urine out of […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital genetic counseling session rescheduled

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The date of Bridgeport Hospital’s monthly genetic counseling sessions in Trumbull during November has been changed from Wednesday, Nov. 19 to Wednesday, Nov. 12. The sessions, conducted by a certified genetic counselor, are offered by appointment at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave. For information or to make an appointment, call 203-764-8400. [Read More]
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