Griffin hosts tea party to benefit breast health

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Get a head start on Mother’s Day by bringing your mother, daughter, granddaughter, and even your spouse to a The Annual Valley Women’s Health Initiative Tea Party on Sunday, April 27 from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Dining Room at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. Hosted by members of the Valley Women’s Health […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Derby, health
Patients at the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center will gain access to supportive services thanks to a grant from Pink Aid.

Breast center gets more than $170,000 in grants

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  Women with breast cancer will have increased access to support services from the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, thanks to a $52,000 grant from Pink Aid, a grant-based organization founded by Andrew Mitchell-Namdar of Mitchell’s stores; the charity founded by Andrew Mitchell-Namdar of Mitchells Family of Stores; Amy Katz, President of Pink Aid; […] [Read More]
Giuliana Rancic, right, and Bill Rancic attend the 2012 Do Something awards on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 in Santa Monica, Calif. The couple will be keynote speakers at Bridgeport Hospital's Rose of Hope event in June. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Bill and Giuliana Rancic to speak at Rose of Hope

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  Bridgeport Hospital has chosen the speakers for the 2014 Rose of Hope fundraiser luncheon to benefit the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center — E! personalities Bill and Giuliana Rancic. The pair have their own reality show on E! and Giuliana  is the anchor of E! News, co-star of E!’s  Fashion Police team and […] [Read More]
Surgeon Anthy Demestihas will be honored at St. Vincent's Swim Across the Sound' Celebrating Women event.

St. Vincent’s ‘Celebrating Women’ honors breast cancer survivors

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St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound is hosting its first “Celebrating Women” event, an evening of laughter, support and friendship. Celebrating Women recognizes and embraces female breast cancer survivors, along with their loved ones, physicians and medical professionals who helped to treat and support them throughout their journey. The event, which aims to raise awareness of […] [Read More]
St. Vincent's SWIM Women's Imaging Center's mobile mammography unit will be in Trumbull on Wednesday.

Mobile mammography unit will be in Trumbull Tuesday

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The Swim Women’s Imaging Center mobile mammography unit will be at Spring Meadows 6949 Main St., Trumbull, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 2. Due to funds raised by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, the SWIM Women’s Imaging Center’s Mobile Mammography Program offers mammography screenings at various locations such as, community centers, […] [Read More]

‘Paint-a-Duck’ entries are a quack-up!

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Look out, Ernie! Griffin Hospital is showing off some rubber duckies that way outclass your run-of-the-mill bath buddy. The hospital is hosting it’s annual “Paint-A-Duck” contest to support the Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness. Local “artists” are invited to deck out a rubber duck in the finery of their choosing. The contest has had its […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, health
St. Louis Race for the Cure

Komen Connecticut seeks kids’ t-shirt designs

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The Connecticut affiliate of the Susan G. Komen foundation is asking Connecticut kids to get involved in their local Race for the Cure. They are calling for middle school and high school students to participate in their Kids for the Cure t-shirt design contest that the organization is hosting until March 17. These submissions will […] [Read More]
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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.”

Griffin’s breast center to host discussion

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  The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host a free breast health discussion to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention on April 10. “Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, neuropathic medicine, nutrition and physical therapy. The program runs from 5 to […] [Read More]

Stamford Hospital gets Women’s Choice award

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Stamford Hospital received the Women’s Choice Award as an America’s Best Hospital for Patient Experience in Obstetrics, as well as an America’s Best Breast Center. The Women’s Choice Awards are the only award to identify the country’s best healthcare institutions based on criteria that considers female patient satisfaction and trusted referrals from other women. “On […] [Read More]

St. Vincent’s hosts support group

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  A free breast cancer survivor support group, sponsored by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800  Main Street, Bridgeport. The next date […] [Read More]