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Good news, Big Bird! The American Academy of Pediatrics said I wouldn't be a terrible parent if I let my babies watch you now.

Good news! The AAP no longer thinks I’m a bad parent!

Perhaps you heard about the American Academy of Pediatrics’ recent decision to dial back its recommendations on young children and screentime. I know I did. Even before I had my twin daughters this
Categories: health, pediatrics
The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Avenue, Suite 206 in Derby, is offering two sessions of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program this summer.

Griffin Hospital offers CNA training

The Griffin Hospital School of Allied Health Careers, at 300 Seymour Ave., Suite 206 in Derby, is offering two sessions of its Accelerated Certified Nursing Assistant program this summer to help
Categories: nursing
Wendy Griffin of Milford

Bridgeport Hospital employees win awards for care

Wendy Griffin of Milford, medical technologist in the blood bank, was named employee of the year, and Stratford resident Nyla Petrahai, a registered nurse in the Intermediate Care Area, received the
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Diabetes management program at Griffin Hospital

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about managing diabetes through the summer months on Tuesday, June 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St.
Categories: diabetes

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
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
Categories: heart disease
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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
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.,
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
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,
Categories: cancer