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American Cancer Society sponsors Relay for Life in Shelton

The American Cancer Society invites area residents to participate in the 20th Anniversary of the Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley on June 13 at the Shelton Riverwalk. The event begins at 2 p.m. and each team is asked to have a member walking the track until 8 a.m. the next morning.   The most […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer
Anja Wagner

St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport to sponsor lecture on heart disease

  St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts Club and Women at Heart Program jointly present a free lecture on heart disease and treatment on June 3. The presentation will take place in the Hawley Conference Room on level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease
WalkRun_Logo 2015

Benefit for Griffin Hospital Center for Cancer Care

Griffin Hospital invites cancer survivors and their caregivers to The Seventh Annual 5K Walk/Run to benefit The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital on Saturday, June 6. Survivors (anyone who has received a cancer diagnosis) are invited to come to the Center for Cancer Care parking lot, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby, at 8 a.m. […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby
Bridgeport Hospital will sponsor its annual Survivor's Safari for cancer survivors at the Beardsley Zoo on June 13.

Event for cancer survivors at Beardsley Zoo

Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute sponsors its eighth annual “Celebrate Life” Survivor Safari, Saturday, June 13, 5  to 7:30 p.m., at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport.   The free event for cancer survivors and their families includes zoo admission, refreshments, parking, massages/reflexology, musical entertainment by Backbeat, and face painting and scavenger […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer
Celebrating nursing excellence:  (l-r) Vice President of Performance and Risk Management Dr. Ryan O’Connell, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Michael Ivy, Nurse Manager of the Year Barbara Spodnick and Chief Nursing Officer MaryEllen Kosturko

Nurses honored at Bridgeport Hospital

Stratford resident Barbara Spodnick has been named Bridgeport Hospital’s 2015 nurse manager of the year for her outstanding leadership. Spodnick manages the resource support unit and bed flow at the hospital. During a time when Bridgeport Hospital’s patient volume has increased significantly because of new physician relationships  and wider access to health insurance, Spodnick is […] [Read More]
Categories: nursing

Support Stamford cancer patients at Hope in Motion Walk/Run

Stamford Hospital will host its  20th Annual Hope in Motion Walk & Run at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 7 in  Downtown Stamford’s Columbus Park Support local cancer patients by participating in a 5K Walk, 5K Run or 10K Run. Participants can also Ride with The Bloomin’ Metric on Sunday, May 31, starting at Sherwood Island […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer
Mildred Johnston walks along a path at the Kanapaha Veteran's Memorial Park in Gainesville, Fla.

Anti-obesity coalition offers tips for enjoying outdoor activities in spring

If you’ve been using the long, cold, snowy winter as an excuse to stay indoors, Get Healthy CT says spring is here and it’s time to get outside and get moving. To help you do this, the regional wellness coalition of hospitals, health departments and other health and social service providers is offering free information, […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity
Lisa Niemi Swayze

Swayze’s widow draws 100 guests to Cancer College in Trumbull

More than 100 people attended the April 25 Yale New Haven Health Cancer College at the Trumbull Marriott to learn about the latest advances in cancer prevention and treatment. Lisa Niemi Swayze, widow of actor Patrick Swayze, was the keynote speaker at the conference, which was presented by the Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Institute at […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Trumbull