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Diabetes 101 at Griffin Hospital

Griffin Hospital is offering reduced price diabetes testing and a free presentation to help individuals understand the condition on April 1. Mary Swansiger will present “Diabetes 101” on Tuesday, April 1 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St.t in Derby. This free presentation will provide an overview of prediabetes, […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes, General

Flu still ‘widespread’ as close of season nears

Spring has sprung, but flu season hangs on. Though the peak of the season has passed, the Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that the contagious respiratory disease is still classified as “widespread” and has increased in many regions of the state. Statewide emergency room department visits attributed to “fever/flu symptoms” have recently increased and […] [Read More]
Categories: flu, General
From right: Donna Skurate, MSN, parish nurse for St. Margaret Mary Church in Shelton, and Mary Konieczny, RN, of St. Lawrence Church in Shelton, examine food labels as part of their training for the Live Well Workshop. Members of the Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurse Program have taken the workshop so they can host similar educational presentations at their parishes.

Live Well at Griffin Hospital

A free workshop series at Griffin Hospital aims to help individuals with an ongoing health conditions or those caring for a loved one with an ongoing health condition get their lives back. Sponsored by the Connecticut Dept. of Social Services Aging Services Division, Connecticut Dept. of Public Health and Griffin Hospital, the Live Well Workshop […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health
A photograph of St. Vincent's College graduating class of 1905.  St. Vincent's college will host an open house next month.

St. Vincent’s nursing college to host open house

  St. Vincent’s College annual Spring Open House will take place on Saturday, April 5 9 a.m. If you, or someone you know, are interested in learning more about St. Vincent’s College and the degree and certificate programs that we offer, please pre-register online @ or call 800-873-1013, ext. 5278 [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hospitals

Child Health and Development releases books for parents

This week, the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut released a two-volume series of Caring for Connecticut’s Children – handbooks for parents and caregivers of young children. This is the second edition of the handbooks, which were originally printed in 2004 and 2005. The free handbooks have been updated to reflect the latest research […] [Read More]
Brookfield’s Brian Barkman, who served with the Connecticut Army National Guard in Iraq, discusses veterans’ health issues as part of an Urban Service Track Learning Retreat held March 14 at Quinnipiac University.

Veteran discuss war experiences with Quinnipiac PA students

A group of Quinnipiac University physician assistant students recently heard first-hand from veterans about their experiences in war and the resulting health consequences. The visit was part of an Urban Service Track Learning Retreat held March 14 at Quinnipiac. The track, an interprofessional learning program for students focused on primary care and care to underserved […] [Read More]
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Griffin Hospital gets architecture award

The American College of Healthcare Architects honored Griffin Hospital in Derby as one of two recipients of 2014 Legacy Project Awards. The other recipient was the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. The inaugural awards were presented at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (known as the PDC Summit) […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health
Author and heart attack survivor Eliz Greene will speak at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Hearts Full of Spring fundraiser on March 25.

St. Vincent’s to host ‘Hearts full of spring’

St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation will host its third annual “Hearts full of Spring” fundraiser on March 25 at Mitchells in Westport from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Television personality Dave Price will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Guest Speaker Eliz Greene will present “A Busy Women’s Guide to A Healthy Heart.” Greene […] [Read More]
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‘Call of Nursing’ author to speak at Fairfield U.

William B. Patrick, author of “The Call of Nursing: Voices from the Front Lines of Health Care” and a faculty member in Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, will read from two of his works at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. The event, part of the […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, nursing

What you eat affects your teeth, too

March is National Nutrition Month and the Connecticut State Dental Association thinks it’s a good time to remind residents how nutrition can impact oral health by asking Connecticut residents to think before they eat and drink. Eating habits have a direct impact on not only a person’s overall health, but oral health. If your diet […] [Read More]
Categories: dental, health, nutrition