Flu past its peak; still “widespread”

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health reports that flu activity in the  state appears to be past its peak, but the contagious respiratory illness remains elevated in most areas within the state and is still classified statewide as “widespread.” As of Feb. 22, the percentage of outpatient visits with influenza-like illness in the state had […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s hosts support group

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  A free breast cancer survivor support group, sponsored by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound, meets on the first and third Tuesdays of every month from 5:30pm – 7:00pm on Level 4 of the Elizabeth Pfriem SWIM Center for Cancer Care, adjacent to St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800  Main Street, Bridgeport. The next date […] [Read More]

Griffin hosts digestion talks

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Griffin Hospital is offering two free presentations to help individuals get the “inside tract” on digestive health this March. Hospital physicians will present “The ‘Ins’ and ‘Outs’ of the Digestive System” on March 11 and 25 at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St. in Derby, explaining how the digestive […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health

Bridgeport Hospital heart lab reaccredited

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  Bridgeport Hospital’s echocardiography laboratory has been reaccredited for a full three-year term by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission for meeting national standards of care. The reaccreditation follows a thorough review of the laboratory’s operations and technology by a panel of experts. This is the third reaccreditation for the Bridgeport Hospital echocardiography lab, which was one […] [Read More]

Poison Control hosts video contest

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Got a burning message to share about poison control? That the Connecticut Poison Control Center wants your videos! The center is hosting a contest. You can read the rules and regulations at their website, and get some more details in the video below: [Read More]
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From left, Dr. Khristine Sparta and Quinnipiac University physician assistant students Ryan McMahon and Mary Sweeney participated in a free foot clinic recently at the men’s shelter on Grand Avenue in New Haven.

Quinnipiac students give homeless men a hand with their feet

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A group of Quinnipiac students recently gave some residents of a men’s shelter a hand with their feet at a foot clinic, which took place last Friday at the shelter on Grand Avenue in New Haven. The students were from Quinnipiac’s chapter of Primary Care Progress, a national non-profit network of medical providers, health professional […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent's Parish Nurse Coordinator Marilyn Faber, RN, takes Robert Toussaint's blood pressure Friday, Feb. 7, during a free health screening at The Thomas Merton Center, in Bridgeport. Another screening will take place Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5:30-7:30 pm at United Congregational Church at 877 Park Ave. For more information visit gethealthyct.org/know-your-numbers/.

Last Know your Numbers screening this week

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The last Bridgeport “Know Your Numbers”  cardiac/diabetic screening will take place from  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at United Congregational Church, 877 Park Ave., Bridgeport. The screening is part of a month-long campaign by the anti-obesity coalition Get Healthy CT. Get Healthy CT is a coalition of businesses and community organizations, including Bridgeport Hospital, St. […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
Clinical Nutrition Coordinator Samantha Heller will speak at the Survivorship Center in Fairfield on May 12.

Griffin to present nutrition class

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  Griffin Hospital in Derby will offer a free four-week nutrition course beginning Wednesday, April 2. “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Nutrition, But Were Afraid to Ask” will take place over four sessions, April 2, 9, 16 and 23, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital, 350 Seymour […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, health, nutrition
A super “Paint a Duck” entry from last year.

Paint a duck at Griffin Hospital

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Griffin Pharmacy & Gifts’ 4th Annual “Paint-A-Duck” Contest is underway. This annual art contest invites members of the community to show off their painting skills and help support The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital in Derby. Participants can purchase a “Paint-A-Duck” kit at Griffin Pharmacy & Gifts, located on the ground floor […] [Read More]

Should junk food marketing be forbidden in schools?

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Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to announce proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies. Among other things, the proposed guidelines would ensure that unhealthy foods — such as chips, sodas and the like — aren’t marketed in schools. But what do you think? Take this poll and […] [Read More]