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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
Bridgeport Hospital at 267 Grant St. in Bridgeport, Conn.

Cancer beauty program at Bridgeport Hospital

Offered in cooperation with the American Cancer Society, Look Good…Feel Better is a free program that helps women with cancer learn beauty techniques to overcome the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment. It will be held Monday, May 11, from noon to 2 pm, in the Operations Conference Room at Bridgeport Hospital, 267 […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer

State Department of Health issues fish consumption guide

The Connecticut Department of Public Health is issuing its annual fish consumption advisory for fish caught in Connecticut waters. If I Catch It, Can I Eat It? A Guide to Safe Eating of Fish Caught in Connecticut also provides advice on consuming sushi and commercial fish sold in grocery stores and restaurants. The fish advisory […] [Read More]
Categories: food safety
Greenwich Hospital

Leading oncologists join Greenwich Hospital program

Two leading oncologists have joined the medical staff of the Smilow Cancer Hospital’s Greenwich Hospital Campus — Dr. Daniela Gidea-Addeo as a radiation oncologist and Dr. Lisa Wiechmann, as a breast surgeon. Gidea-Addeo is a board-certified radiation oncologist with more than 13 years of experience as an attending physician including experience performing Intra Operative Radiation […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Greenwich

C-HIT sponsors forum on teen mental health

As state policymakers debate ways to improve mental health services for youths, the Connecticut Health I-Team ( is hosting a forum May 7 that will bring together parents, clinicians, educators and others to discuss ways to identify, treat and prevent teen depression. “Uncovering Our Kids: Towards a Better Understand of Teen Mental Health,” will feature […] [Read More]
Categories: health, mental health

Danbury grief center adds two new support groups

The Healing Hearts Center for Grief & Loss in Danbury is starting two new grief support groups that will address the unique experiences of two age groups. One group is for younger adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The other is for children […] [Read More]
Categories: Danbury, General, health
The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is a survivor sponsor for this year’s Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley set for June 13-14 at the Riverwalk in Shelton. Pictured from right are Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley Survivorship Committee members Lori-Ann Wigglesworth and Shauna Quigley-Blaze, Christian Meagher, of Griffin Hospital, Relay for Life Event Co-chair Kristen Ostrowski and Relay For Life Community Manager Erin Dixon. Missing from photo are Survivorship Committee member Lisa Teemsma and Event Co-chair Jason Carlucci.

Griffin Hospital sponsors cancer walk, and local Relay for Life

In addition to supporting Lower Naugatuck Valley’s cancer survivors through its annual 5K Walk/Run, The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2015 Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley set for June 13 and 14 at the Riverwalk in Shelton. Relay For Life is an overnight […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby