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]
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

Greenwich Hospital hosts heart failure group

Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host the latest installment of its heart failure education and support group 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 2, in the hospital’s cafeteria conference room. Dietitian Christine Zuccarelli will discuss navigating supermarket aisles. To register, call 203-863-444. [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, heart disease

Walk with a Doc in Stamford

The Tully Health Center, 32 Strawberry Hill Court, Stamford will host Walk with a Doc from 7 to 8 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, at the center’s indoor track. Stamford area physicians lead the weekly walks.  Call the hospital at 877-233-9355. [Read More]

Health screenings in Milford

Milford Hospital will offer a cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar screening at 4 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the hospital, 300 Seaside Ave. There is a $15 fee for cholesterol testing. Blood pressure and blood sugar are free of charge. Appointments are required. Call 203-876-4004. [Read More]
betterU group

12 women make heart-healthy lifestyle changes

The Westchester-Fairfield American Heart Association and Stamford Hospital celebrated 11 local women who participated in the AHA’s BetterU challenge during a recent event at Stamford Hospital’s Tully Health Center. For the last 12 weeks, the women have embarked on lifestyle changes to improve their heart health. The BetterU Makeover Challenge was sponsored by Stamford Hospital, […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease, Stamford

Study: Women fare worse than men after heart attack

Women age 55 and younger may fare worse than men after having a heart attack, according to a new study led by Yale researchers and presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2014. “Previous studies show young women have a greater burden of pre-existing risk factors,” said Rachel […] [Read More]

State unveils plan to fight chronic disease

Today the Connecticut Department of Public Health released its new chronic disease prevention and health promotion plan, Live Healthy Connecticut. The plan identifies ambitious yet achievable goals in 12 priority areas, including nutrition, physical activity, obesity, tobacco, heart health, cancer, diabetes, and asthma. A comprehensive set of indicators track progress in each of these priority […] [Read More]
Runners dash from the starting line at last year’s Bridgeport Hospital Home Run 5K.

Bridgeport Hospital Home Run scheduled for May 25

The 11th annual Bridgeport Hospital Home Run, presented by AMR, is scheduled for Sunday, May 25, beginning and ending at the Ballpark at Harbor Yard, home of the Bridgeport Bluefish. The event, which starts at 9 a.m., includes a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run and walk along a scenic waterfront course through Seaside Park as well as […] [Read More]

Griffin seeking eggs-ellent study participants

Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Derby is looking for people to participate in a study exploring the health effects of eating eggs in people with Type 2 diabetes. A research team from the center has been studying the effects of eggs on heart health. So far, researchers have found that including eggs in one’s diet […] [Read More]