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It’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month!

According to the FDA, it’s National High Blood Pressure Education Month (sure, FDA — if you say so). In honor of the event, the FDA has some important tips for the one in three American adults who have high blood pressure. Controlling your blood pressure is a lifelong task. Blood pressure is only one of […] [Read More]
Categories: hypertension

American Red Cross boot camp in Norwalk

The American Red Cross is joining with VolunteerSquare to offer a Disaster Boot Camp, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Norwalk Fire Department, 121 Connecticut Ave. The training will provide information and basic skills needed to become a registered Red Cross volunteer, supporting disaster response here in Connecticut. From major […] [Read More]
Gil Simmons, WTNH-8
Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio will emcee the 2014 Nightingale
Awards for Excellence in Nursing in New Haven on Thursday, May 8.

TV, radio personalities to emcee nursing awards

The Visiting Nurse Association of South Central Connecticut has announced that Gil Simmons, WTNH-8 Meteorologist and Renee DiNino of Clear Channel Radio will emcee the 2014 Nightingale Awards for Excellence in Nursing. Other leadership at the event, which will take place Thursday, May 8 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, includes Honorary Co-Chairs Kiki […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Lung Association: Fairfield County one of most polluted

  Fairfield County has the worst ozone pollution in the state, and Bridgeport is part of one of the most polluted metro areas in the country. Those not-so-fun facts come from the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2014″ report, released today. the report shows that every single county in the state with an […] [Read More]

FDA approves new lung cancer drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today granted accelerated approval to Zykadia (ceritinib) for patients with a certain type of late-stage non-small cell lung cancer. According to a release from the FDA, Zykadia is an anaplastic lymphoma kinase tyrosine kinase inhibitor that blocks proteins that promote the development of cancerous cells. It is intended for […] [Read More]
Categories: health, lung cancer
Paul Miller of Miller Nissan will receive the 2014 Rose of Hope.  Pictured with Linda Blackwell and Donna Twist, co-chairs of the Rose of Hope Luncheon, a benefit for the Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center.

Paul Miller, of Miller Nissan to receive Rose of Hope

Milford resident Paul Miller, president of Miller Nissan of Fairfield, will receive the 2014 Rose of Hope Award, which recognizes the charitable work of an individual or organization.  The award will be presented at the annual Rose of Hope Luncheon, a benefit for the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.  The luncheon takes place on […] [Read More]

Workshops at CT Challenge Center for Survivorship

The CT Challenge Center for Survivorship is offering two workshops designed to put the healing properties of music to work for local cancer survivors. The workshops are being held thanks to local musician Rob Fried, a pas­sionate believer in the healing power of music and the co-founder of Band Together, the Fairfield-based non-profit, which has […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield
Actress Glenn Close will be featured in a new mental health awareness campaign being used by the Primary Care Action Group, a local coalition of hospitals, mental health agencies and other health resources in Greater Bridgeport.

Students, Glenn Close featured in mental health campaign

Student videos about mental health may be coming soon to your inbox, as part of am awareness campaign being launched this May for Mental Health Awareness Month. Members of the Primary Care Action Group – which includes hospitals, town and city health departments, and regional prevention and mental health councils serving Greater Bridgeport  – designed […] [Read More]
Volunteers from Norwalk High School, Norwalk Community College, Staples High School, People's United Bank and other groups last year at 8th Annual STAR Walk, Roll & Stroll.

Walk, Roll & Stroll at ballpark in Bridgeport

  The 9th Annual STAR Walk, Roll and Stroll is moving this year to The Ballpark at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport, CT on Sunday, May 4. The Walk and Family Fun Day is a celebration and fundraiser to benefit individuals who have intellectual disabilities and programs offered by STAR, Inc., Lighting the Way. The O’Connor […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health

Bridgeport Hospital nursing graduation on Monday

Nearly 100 students will mark the completion of their studies during the Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing’s commencement exercises, Monday, April 28, 5 pm, at the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University. Nearly 60 of the students were in the school’s traditional two-year registered nurse diploma program and 40 were in […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health