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Introduction to meditation at Milford Hospital

At 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 18, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave. will present “Introduction to Meditation.” Presenter Dee Stephens will offer tips and techniques to promote emotional strength, deepened concentration and clarity.  The program is aimed at beginners interested in learning more about how to meditate and the physical and emotional benefits related to meditation. […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, Milford

Norwalk Hospital cancels cancer program due to weather

Due to weather, Norwalk Hospital program has canceled its program “Living from Scan to Scan: Strategies for Coping with Scanxiety,” scheduled for today from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital. The program was sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Details will follow announcing a rescheduled date for […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

Agency on Aging seeks leaders for health workshop in Bridgeport

The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging seeks professionals and volunteers to be trained as workshop leaders for Live Well, and Live Well Diabetes, nationwide evidence-based health promotion programs. Developed by Stanford University, these community-based workshops are for older adults and caregivers who want to learn ways to better manage their diabetes and ongoing health issues […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, diabetes
Two rats looking through cage bars. Photo: ARATHRAEL PHOTOGRAPHY VIA GETTY IMAGES

Yale study finds fat cells shrink, but never disappear

Turns out, you can run from fat cells, but you can’t hide. According to a study from Yale researchers — published in the March 2 issue of Nature Cell Biology — once fat cells form, they might shrink during weight loss, but they do not disappear, a fact that has derailed many a diet. Researchers […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity
Keynote speaker and Major League Baseball legend Dwight "Doc" Gooden joins Lyn McCarthy, executive director, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; Dianne Auger, President/CEO, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; and Ed Randall, emcee, of WFAN Radio for an evening of raising awareness and funds for Connecticut's first responders battling cancer.

St. Vincent’s gala raises $70,000 for cancer services

A sold out crowd attended the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation’s 12th Annual Sports Gala to honor first responders throughout Connecticut, raising more than $70,000 for St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound. Proceeds will benefit first responder personnel and their families battling cancer. Bridgeport Police Captain Brian McCarthy was presented the David Felner Caregiver Award, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer
Exterior, St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn. Dec. 4, 2014.

St. Vincent’s presents heart disease lectures

St. Vincent’s Healthy Hearts will present two lectures on heart disease and treatment. Both presentations will take place in the Hawley Conference Room on level 4 of the Elizabeth M. Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care adjacent St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. These presentations are free and open to the general public. […] [Read More]

Medication might curb abusive drinking in young people

Young people who drink abusively consume less and suffer fewer consequences from alcohol if they take naltrexone, a Yale School of Medicine study shows. While the drug the did not reduce how often young people drank, the authors say results justify more proactive treatment for  four in 10 individuals aged 18 to 25 who are […] [Read More]
Categories: alcohol, drug abuse, General
Scottie Dombrawsk, a nurse at Stamford Hospital gives a health screening to Katherine Harris, First County Bank president and chief operating officer, at the "Go Red For Women" luncheon for the Westchester-Fairfield American Heart Association at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich Thursday, March 8, 2012.

Yale study: Younger women tend to ignore heart attack symptoms

Younger women may ignore or dismiss the earliest symptoms of an impending heart attack, such as pain and dizziness, and delay seeking emergency medical care, according to a new study out of Yale. The study examined the experiences of women ranging in age from 30 to 55 years old who were hospitalized with acute myocardial […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease

Diabetes education and support at Griffin in Derby

The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host two free discussions about fall risks for those living with diabetes on Tuesday, March 10 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Studies show that older adults with diabetes have a higher risk of falling and fall more often than their peers who […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes
Yvonne Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Here, she waits for treatment at Chemo Center. She had to travel to Little Rock for her surgery, a two and a half hour ride each way for the family. Photo by Richard C. Falco for Vision Project.

Sacred Heart to offer photo exhibit on rural health

Sacred Heart University will present a new multimedia show titled “Crossroads: Rural Health Care in America” at its Art & Design Gallery. The show, created by SHU’s Art & Design Department, will feature an exhibition of photographs and editorial work by SHU Professor Richard Falco and the screening of a related documentary film, directed by […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, health