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Naturopathic Clinic at Crosby Commons

Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community is teaming with Dr. Louise Napoli and students from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine to offer a free naturopathic clinic every Monday from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Join them for a “Meet & Greet” with Dr. Napoli and her team on Monday, April 14 at 10:30 […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, Shelton

Study: Strength training may lower heart risks in kids

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardio health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. Until recently, treatment for adolescent obesity and associated health problems has focused mostly on diet modifications and aerobic exercise such as walking […] [Read More]
Categories: health, heart disease
Dr. Rock Ferrigno, chair of Bridgeport Hospital Emergency Department, said Monday's ugly morning weather made for a busy day.

Slushy morning means high ER traffic at Bridgeport Hospital

An icy, slushy morning usually means there will be lots of activity at Bridgeport Hospital’s emergency department. That’s kind of par for the course, said department chair Rock Ferrigno. But when a sudden hail and snowstorm hit the region Monday morning, Ferrigno was somewhat surprised by the fallout. Shortly after the weather cleared up — […] [Read More]

Last day to sign up for coverage through exchange

As you might know, today is the last day for people without health coverage to sign up for health insurance through the state health exchange, Access Health CT. Those who remain uncovered when the deadline passes will face a penalty of either 1 percent of the family’s gross household income or $95 per uninsured individual […] [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

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]

Breastfeeding support group at Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet on Wednesday, April 2 and Wednesday, April 16, 10 a.m.-noon, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Mothers can attend as many meetings as they wish and are welcome to bring […] [Read More]

‘Second wave’ of flu in state

Flu activity is hitting a “second wave” in some areas of Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. After a few weeks of decline, major indicators of the contagious respiratory illness have spiked. For instance, emergency department visits attributed to “fever/flu syndrome” have recently increased and continue to make 5 percent or more […] [Read More]
Categories: flu, General, health
Katherine Chon will speak at Quinnipiac University next month.

Quinnipiac nursing school hosts human trafficking conference

Quinnipiac University’s School of Nursing and Albert Schweitzer Institute, along with St. Vincent’s Medical Center of Bridgeport, will host the conference, “Stolen Lives: An Interprofessional Response to Human Trafficking,” May 29-30 on the North Haven Campus. Human trafficking, once thought to be limited to Third World countries, has become pervasive in the United States. President […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Griffin talk focuses on food and diabetes

  The Diabetes Education & Support Group at Griffin Hospital will host a free presentation to help diabetics make healthy meals at home on Tuesday, April 8 at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St. in Derby. Donna Skurat,  will present “What’s in Your Pantry?” at 2:30 p.m. in the hospital’s Childbirth Classroom A. The program will […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes

Could you live for a year without sugar?

  Earlier today, I had a really fun interview with Eve O. Schaub, author of the upcoming book “Year of No Sugar.” The nonfiction book chronicles the Vermont-based author’s attempt to give up sugar for a year. I’m about three-quarters of the way through the book, which is fascinating both for the points it makes […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nutrition