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Yale study: Low risk for small amounts of alcohol during pregnancy

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Heavy alcohol consumption during pregnancy has long been linked to a range of developmental problems and birth defects including fetal alcohol syndrome, low birth weight, and preterm delivery, but a new study from Yale and Brown universities shows that low to moderate alcohol consumption is not associated with an increased risk of specific birth outcomes […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, pregnancy

Yale study: Heavy-drinking smokers have harder time quitting

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Though smokers who drink heavily have a tougher time quitting cigarettes than smokers who drink moderately or not at all, a study led by researchers in Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine found that modifying tobacco-oriented telephone counseling to help hazardous drinkers can help them quit smoking. The study was published online Nov. […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, smoking
Bridgeport Hospital infectious disease chief Dr. Zane Saul appeared on Animal Planet's "Monsters Inside Me."

Bridgeport Hospital doc featured on Animal Planet show

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Bridgeport Hospital Chief of Infectious Diseases Dr. Zane Saul has treated people with a number of contagious diseases, ranging from flu to more exotic illnesses. But one recent case was so bizarre, it caused Hollywood (or, at least, Animal Planet) to take notice. Saul and one of his patients, Armando Cora of Shelton, were featured […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
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CDC: Not all excessive drinkers are alcoholics

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Nine in 10 adults who drink too much alcohol are not alcoholics or alcohol dependent, according to a new study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Excessive drinking includes binge drinking (four or more drinks on an occasion for women, five […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, health
13-year-old Syncere Klock (center) with his mother and Sister Theresa from the Daughter of Charity of the Most Precious Blood Teen Center in Bridgeport and Cindy McGuire, Fitness Director at The Watermark at 3030 Park.

Bridgeport boy honored for efforts in preventing drug and alcohol abuse

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The Watermark at 3030 Park recently hosted a special ceremony honoring Syncere Klock, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Luis Munoz Marin School in Bridgeport, who was named as the senior living community’s newest “Watermark kid.” Watermark for Kids is an organization that empowers young people to build character, strengthen their leadership skills and express […] [Read More]

Thursday is the Great American Smokeout

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The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout takes place tomorrow, Nov. 20. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and begin their path to healthy by quitting on that day. The annual event is a key part of the ACS’s smoking cessation efforts. “Thanks […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

Yale, St. Francis cancer hospitals mull partnership

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Saint Francis Care, parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, has signed a Letter of Intent with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital to explore a potential agreement to create an integrated oncology services program to serve the greater Hartford community. This preliminary step, announced Tuesday afternoon, allows the Saint […] [Read More]

Women’s health forum at Fairfield Senior Center

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The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, will host a Women’s Health Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The forum is free of charge. Three healthcare professionals will be panelists for the Forum. Santina Galbo, certified health educator from the Town of Fairfield Health Department will talk about cardiac issues for women, […] [Read More]

Yale study: Absenteeism from obesity costs billions

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Obesity is associated with significant increases in absenteeism among American workers and costs the nation over $8 billion per year in lost productivity, according to a study recently published by Yale’s Rudd Center researchers. The study suggests that the health consequences of obesity negatively impact the workforce, and in turn create a significant financial challenge […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity

Six Connecticut hospitals earn national recognition for quality

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Six Connecticut hospitals were among the 1,224 facilities nationwide to earn recognition as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. The quality ratings, released last week, were based on data reported by more than 3,300 accredited hospitals in 2013. The Top […] [Read More]
Categories: health, hospitals