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Yale study: Discharge summaries reduce hospital readmissions

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For heart failure patients making the transition from hospital to home, a discharge summary that gets to their primary doctors quickly and contains detailed and useful information can mean the difference between recovering quickly or returning to the hospital, according to two studies from Yale School of Medicine researchers. The findings are published in the […] [Read More]
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Heart association offers smart Super Bowl snacking tips

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With the Super Bowl only weeks away, many people are already prepping their snack platters for their game-viewing party. But how do you enjoy the big event without eating too much unhealthy food? The American Heart Association offers the following tips.   First Half Strategy – First, start off with salad and veggies. Fill up […] [Read More]
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Live Well workshop in Bridgeport

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The Watermak at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, will host a six-week Live Well Workshop series from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Tuesdays starting Feb. 10. The workshop will teach you new techniques to help you take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such […] [Read More]

Milford Hospital to host heart event

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 On Tuesday, Feb. 10,  Milford Hospital will host the first in a new series of  “Dinner with the Doc” programs.   February’s session, titled “Heart Smart,” will be led by Milford Hospital Cardiologist, Dr. Clifford Kraemer. During his heart health presentation, Dr. Kraemer will discuss prevention, diagnosis and treatment options for cardiovascular disease. The session begins […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital host workshop on living with chronic conditions

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Griffin Hospital is hosting a free workshop series to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions take back control of their lives. Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Social Services, Aging Services Division, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, the Live Well Workshop will be on Tuesdays from Jan. 20 to Feb. 24 from […] [Read More]

FDA clears new screening test for coronary heart disease

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today cleared a new screening test that predicts a patient’s risk of future coronary heart disease events, such as heart attacks. FDA cleared the test for use in all adults with no history of heart disease, but studies submitted by the company and reviewed by the FDA show that […] [Read More]
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Almost time to ‘Go Red’ for heart disease awareness

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It’s almost time to “go red” with the American Heart Association to raise awareness and funds to fight heart disease and stroke, women’s number one and three killers. Local businesses and organizations are being encouraged to join National Wear Red Day for Women on Friday, Feb. 6.   National Wear Red Day is a part […] [Read More]
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Women’s health forum at Fairfield Senior Center

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The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, will host a Women’s Health Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The forum is free of charge. Three healthcare professionals will be panelists for the Forum. Santina Galbo, certified health educator from the Town of Fairfield Health Department will talk about cardiac issues for women, […] [Read More]
The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk took place Sunday in Norwalk. Nearly 1,000 attended the 20th anniversary event.

Heart walk in Norwalk attracts more than 1,000

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  The American Heart Association’s Fairfield County Heart Walk took place Sunday, Oct. 26 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk to raise funds and awareness to fight heart disease and stroke — the number one and four killers in Connecticut. Nearly 1,000 people attended the event. Participants walked the three-mile route for heart health and […] [Read More]
Rocky and Kathie Harwood of New Canaan will be honored at an upcoming heart walk event.

New Canaan couple to be honored at heart walk

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The American Heart Association has announced that Rocky and Kathie Harwood of New Canaan, will be honored at the upcoming Fairfield County Heart Walk on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. For more information about the Heart Walk or to start a team, please email Kevin.Byrne@heart.org or call 914-640-3262. To sign up […] [Read More]
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