Live Well program to be offered in Bridgeport

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Live Well, a free six-week workshop series will be offered at The Child and Family Guidance Center, 180 Fairfield Ave. in Bridgeport,  on Tuesdays, March 4, 11, 18, April 1, 8,15 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Live Well is a nationwide evidence-based health promotion program developed by Stanford University.  It is designed for adults age […] [Read More]
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A meditation on love, from Yale University

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Here’s a romantic sentiment to contemplate in these last few days before Valentine’s Day: Romantic love tends to activate the same reward areas of the brain as cocaine, research has shown. Some of you already know that. But now, Yale University’s School of Medicine researchers have found that real love — the selfless kind, in […] [Read More]

Hospital Association wants patients to know about fees

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On Jan. 27, the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Hospital Association unanimously adopted a recommendation that all Connecticut hospitals provide patients with information about facility fees in advance of their treatment. “Connecticut hospitals support efforts to make pricing more transparent and meaningful for consumers, and when it comes to informing patients about facility fees, […] [Read More]
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Wellness Booth Wednesdays at St. Vincent’s

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Do you know your blood pressure? How about your cholesterol levels or blood sugar? If you want to get these and other numbers check, stop by St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport for Wellness Booth Wednesday. On Wednesdays, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., you can get checked right in lobby of the […] [Read More]
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Talk on palliative care in Greenwich

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“The New Palliative Care: Redefining Hope” will be presented by Donna Coletti, MD, Medical Director of Greenwich Hospital Palliative Care Services and Greenwich Home Hospice on Friday, February 14 at 10 a.m. at the Second Congregational Church (Fletcher Hall), 139 E. Putnam Ave. Sponsored by At Home in Greenwich, this free talk is open to […] [Read More]
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Expert to speak at neuroscience conference at Quinnipiac

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Adult neuron growth and its impact on psychiatric disorders will be the focus of Amelia Eisch’s keynote address at the 25th annual Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization for Neuroscience Conference at Quinnipiac University on Sunday, Feb. 23. Eisch, associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, will present the talk, “Adult Hippocampal […] [Read More]

Hearing loss group meets

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On Saturday, Feb. 15, the Southwestern Connecticut Chapter of Hearing Loss Association will host Dr. Nathan Bauman, the founder and director of the New England Tinnitus and Hyperacusis Clinic. The meeting will take place from 10 a.m. to noon at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Meetings are free. Contact Dick Smith at ATTICSMITH@aol.com or […] [Read More]
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Enrollment in state health exchange nearly at 122,000

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The state’s health insurance exchange, Access Health, announced Monday that 121,983 people had enrolled in coverage through the site since it opened Oct. 1. That puts the state seven weeks ahead of its self-imposed goal for enrolling 100,000 Connecticut residents and small businesses. Enrollment through the site is open until March 31. There have been […] [Read More]
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Dr. Donna Coletti (right), medical director, palliative care services at Greenwich Hospital, was honored with a BRAVA Award by the YWCA Greenwich on February 7. Presenting the award was Melissa Turner, Senior VP, Human Resources, Greenwich and Bridgeport Hospitals.

Greenwich woman, hospital employee gets BRAVA award

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Dr. Donna E. Coletti, founding medical director for Palliative Care Services at Greenwich Hospital, was among 10 women leaders honored last week with a BRAVA Award from the YWCA Greenwich at a ceremony held at the Hyatt Regency in Greenwich. Coletti, A Greenwich resident, was recognized for her work in the palliative care field. She […] [Read More]
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Atria hosts cupcake ‘Throwdown’

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Six Atria assisted living communities — in Stratford, Stamford, Hamden, West Hartfod, Rocky Hill and Waterford) will compete in a cupcake “throwdown” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at Atria Stratford, 6911 Main St., Stratford. The winner of the baking contest will represent Atria at the Connecticut Assisted Living Association’s conference. Those who […] [Read More]
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