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Dr. Dara Richards greets eight-month-old Tyler Raines, of Bridgeport, before giving him his flu vaccination at the Southwest Community Health Center at 968 Fairfield Avenue in Bridgeport on Tuesday, October 2, 2012. Southwest was one of 13 health centers in the state to get a share of more than $3 million in federal grant money.

Connecticut seventh worst state to be a doctor

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Doctors are among the most highly paid, educated and celebrated professions in the United States. But being a member of this exclusive club comes at a price. Not only does the average med school graduate leave campus with roughly $176K in debt, but the medical profession has also been undergoing intense changes in recent years. […] [Read More]
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Cancer program at St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport, will host a Look Good, Feel Better program from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, April 2 in the level 3 North Conference Room, of the Elizabeth Pfriem Swim Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to the medical center. The program, co-sponsored by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, cancer

Report ranks New Haven County least healthy in the state

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Tolland County is the healthiest county in Connecticut and New Haven County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. Fairfield County was ranked the […] [Read More]
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Diabetes management program at Griffin in Derby

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Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder and get control of their lives again through a free six-week diabetes self management workshop at Griffin Hospital this April. The Live Well Diabetes Self-Management Workshop will focus on several topics for those with diabetes, including what to eat, foot care, […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes
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Griffin Hospital hosts chronic disease workshop

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Griffin Hospital is hosting a pair of free six-week workshops to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions take back control of their lives. Live Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops provide health information and strategies to help those with chronic conditions like diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, and pain and anxiety increase their energy and take […] [Read More]
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Cancer program at Greenwich Hospital

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Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host “Look Good …. Feel Better” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2. From skin care to headwear, women with cancer will learn ways to look their best at this American Cancer Society program. The event will take place in the hospital’s Hyde Conference Room. Participants can bring […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Greenwich

Milford Hospital hosts diabetes education program

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 On Thursday, March 26, Milford Hospital will host a free community education program “Diabetes:  After the Diagnosis”  for those who are newly diagnosed or living with diabetes.   Registered dietitian and diabetes educator Maureen Devlin will present the program. During her discussion, Devlin will discuss the facts on managing diabetes including making healthy choices, eating well […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes, Milford
Denise Barajas,  medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, will start a series of free breast health presentations on April 10 with “Breast Imaging, What You Need and When.”

Breast health presentations at Griffin Hospital in Derby

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The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host free breast health presentations and an expert panel discussion to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention on Thursday, April 9 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. “Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, radiology, […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby
Elizabeth Bradley, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, and Jenney Samuelson, assistant director of Vermont’s Blueprint for Health, will be among the featured speakers at the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut forum, ‘Getting to Better Health: CONNECTing Care and Community,’ on Wednesday, April 29, at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus

Quinnipiac to host forum on health care

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Elizabeth Bradley, a professor at the Yale School of Public Health, will be the keynote speaker at the Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut forum, “Getting to Better Health: CONNECTing Care and Community,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 29, in the auditorium at the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on […] [Read More]
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Milford Hospital offers program for colorectal cancer month

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On Tuesday, March 24, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host the next in its new series of “Dinner with the Doctor” programs. The session, titled “Colorectal Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable!” will be led by Milford Hospital Colorectal Surgeon, Dr. John Aversa, Jr. During his presentation, Aversa will discuss the latest information on prevention, screening […] [Read More]
Categories: colon cancer