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Cancer program at St. Vincent’s in Bridgeport

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
Greenwich Hospital

Cancer program at Greenwich Hospital

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
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

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

Milford Hospital offers program for colorectal cancer month

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
Throat Exam

Head and neck screenings at Griffin Hospital in Derby

For the fourth straight year, Griffin Hospital will offer free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour Ave., Derby. Held during Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week®, the free screenings aim to catch cancers that arise in […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby
5520 Park Ave

PET/CT scans now offered at Bridgeport Hospital’s Trumbull campus

PET/CT scans are now offered at Bridgeport Hospital’s Trumbull outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Suite 108.  PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) imaging technology helps diagnose certain types of cancer. It also helps determine cancer staging and outcomes from radiation and chemotherapy. In addition, it can also evaluate the brain for dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and seizure […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Trumbull

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
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
Kali Gough, 17, left, and Allie Harris, 18, center, lay out at Siesta Public Beach.

Yale study: Sunlight continues to damage skin long after exposure

Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded in a study that was published online Feb. 19 by the journal Science. According to a press release from Yale, exposure to UV light from the sun or from tanning beds can damage the […] [Read More]
Hallie Fuchs and Alexandra Ambrosio co-chaired the Wooster School Catwalk for a Cure on February 6, a benefit for the Norma Pfriem Breast Center.  L-r:  Hallie Fuchs; Dr. Donna Twist, Executive Director of the Norma Pfriem Breast Center; and Alexandra Ambrosio.

Danbury students raise more than $10,000 for Bridgeport Hospital breast center

  A high-energy committee of 40 high school students from the Wooster School in Danbury raised more than $10,000 for patient care programs at the Norma Pfriem Breast Center in their second Catwalk for a Cure fashion show, held February 6.  The money will be used to provide breast care services, including mammograms, to women […] [Read More]