8-year-old Jack Barney donated money he raised selling lemonade to Praxair Cancer Center in Danbury.

Boy donates lemonade stand earnings to cancer center

Eight-year-old Jack Barney, a third grader at Harwinton Consolidated School in Harwinton, recently contributed $14.88 to the Praxair Cancer Center at Danbury Hospital from proceeds he raised this summer by making and selling lemonade at his lemonade stand. Jack donated the proceeds he raised to purchase snacks for patients undergoing cancer treatment at the Praxair […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Danbury

St. Vincent’s wins heart award

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has received the Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation. Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. The awards recognize hospitals […] [Read More]

Pink Pop Up party organized by breast center

Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center is sponsoring a Pink Pop Up Park Thursday, Oct. 16 at 6:30 to benefit the center. Details of the party — including location — will be revealed on an upcoming invitation. For more information, call the breast center at 203-255-5300. [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Tea to raise breast cancer awareness in Trumbull

In observance of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Trumbull Library System and the Trumbull Monroe Health District are sponsoring an Afternoon Tea on Sunday, Sept. 28, from 2 to0 4 p.m., at the Trumbull Library (in the Community Room), 33 Quality St., Trumbull. Nicole Larizza, Master of Science in Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Breast cancer support group in Milford

Meetings of the Milford Hospital Breast Cancer Support Group are held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Auditorium A at Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., Milford, CT. The meetings are free of charge and open to the general public. The next meeting will be on Wednesday, Sept. 3. For […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Milford
John Gibb, R.N.,  performs a blood pressure screening and a record of the numbers to a visitor at a health fair sponsored by Greenwich Hospital in February. Hospitalizations and deaths from stroke and heart disease have fallen sharply in the past decade, according to a new Yale study.

Heart disease, stroke deaths drop sharply in past decade

The rates of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke patients dropped significantly in the last decade, more so than for any other condition. That’s according to a new study out of the Yale School of Medicine, which was published today in the journal Circulation. The study was led by Yale researcher Dr. Harlan […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease

‘Evenings of Wellness’ at Breast Cancer Center

The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will host eight “Evenings of Wellness” starting on 6 p.m. Sept. 3, with its first presentation, on melanoma and skin cancer. This lecture will be led by Dr. Roselle Crombie who will discuss warning signs, risk factors and other facets of the […] [Read More]
Greenwich Hospital was one of two hospitals in the state to win awards for its care of women.

Greenwich, Stamford hospital win award for women’s care

  Greenwich Hospital and Stamford Hospital have received both received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women. The award, given to 100 hospitals in the country, identifies the best healthcare institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women want from […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, health, hospitals

Yale researchers develop novel cancer therapy

Scientists at Yale University have developed a novel cancer therapy that rapidly grows and enhances a patient’s immune cells outside the body using carbon nanotube-polymer composites; the immune cells can then be injected back into a patient’s blood to boost the immune response or fight cancer. “In repressing the body’s immune response, tumors are like […] [Read More]
Jon Oddo, of Boys & Girls Village in Milford.

Boys & Girls Village names leader at school

Boys & Girls Village in Milford has named Jon Oddo the vice president of educational and vocational services at its Charles F. Hayden School. Oddo previously served as director of educational and vocational services at the school, which provides comprehensive educational and clinical services to students from across Connecticut with behavioral or mental health needs. […] [Read More]