Concussion conference at Quinnipiac

Quinnipiac University will host “The Concussion Conference Connecticut: Return to School then Return to Play,” from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 7, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences on the North Haven Campus, 370 Bassett Road. The conference will provide basic and advanced concussion management training for pediatricians, athletic […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Winners of Griffin’s ‘Paint-A-Duck’ contest really fit the bill

Last Tuesday, Griffin Hospital administrators selected the winners of its fourth annual Paint-A-Duck contest and awarded the lucky folks $25 gift certificates to the hospital’s pharmacy and gift shop. The pharmacy and gift shop sold more than 100 kits in support of the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness this Easter season. Entrants were encouraged to […] [Read More]
Greg Williams, seated at left with back to camera, prepares to interview actress Kristen Johnston for a segment in the documentary, "The Anonymous People." The film won a PRISM Award this week.

Danbury filmmaker wins PRISM award for addiction film

“The Anonymous People,” a documentary about addiction by Danbury filmmaker Greg Williams, won a PRISM Award for documentary feature film Tuesday night. The awards recognize accurate depiction of substance abuse and mental illness: prevention, treatment and recovery in film, television, interactive, music, DVD, and comic book entertainment. Other winners included Julia Roberts, for her role […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, drug abuse

Talk on nutrition and breast cancer in Fairfield

The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, will host a talk by Amy DiCioccio, oncology dietitian from Bridgeport Hospital’s Nutrition and Wellness Center, at noon Friday, April 25. DiCioccio will discuss nutrition and breast cancer. To register, call 203-255-5469.   [Read More]

Breast cancer support group in Milford

Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group take place the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford.  The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public.  The next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 7.  Call Milford […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Milford

Latinas at higher risk for diabetes

Nearly 1 million Latinas aren’t aware that they are at risk of developing diabetes, according to a new study co-authored by a Food and Drug Administration staff member. Of those women, many will likely not get the care they need because they won’t visit a physician or medical clinic, where they could take a simple […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes

Intuition is generous; Deliberation is selfish

The longer you wait to make a decision, the more likely it is to be a selfish one. That’s what Yale psychologist David Rand and colleagues learned during two years of research into what makes people willing (or unwilling) to help each other. Their latest research shows that while initial reactions are shaped by daily […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

FDA project unearths some fishy labeling

Wondering if your “wild caught” salmon is actually “farm-raised?” Scientists at the Food and Drug Administration are able to answer this and other questions through a project that creates DNA barcodes to identify individual fish species. The massive project is part of an effort aimed at solving the problem of species substitution, which can result […] [Read More]
Categories: food safety, nutrition

Yale study: Pregnancy risk higher with new sterilization technique

Women who used a new method of sterilization called hysteroscopic sterilization had a 10 times greater risk of pregnancy after one year than those who used the older laparoscopic sterilization method. This new finding by Yale School of Medicine researchers is published in the April 21 issue of the journal Contraception. According to the Yale […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Hospital nursing school to move to UB

The University of Bridgeport and Bridgeport Hospital announced today that they are developing plans to integrate the nursing program at the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing  into UB. The idea is that, eventually, the university will assume full responsibility for the nursing program. The integration isn’t yet completes, as various permissions are needed to offer […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nursing