Red Cross: Massive need for blood donors

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The American Red Cross is urging all eligible donors to schedule an appointment in the coming days. Severe winter weather throughout January and into February has forced the cancellation of more than 1,000 Red Cross blood drives in 34 states and Washington, D.C. resulting in about 35,000 uncollected blood and platelet donations. This is the […] [Read More]
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Orlando Segui shovels following a heavy snow in Stratford, Conn. Feb. 13, 2014.

Bridgeport Hospital sees rash of falls, other ailments from storm

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Though Bridgeport Hospital was fairly quiet during yesterday’s snowstorm, emergency department chairman Rock Ferrigno said the hospital saw its share of snow-related ailments, including falls from the icy conditions, and heart complaints from those who got over-zealous in their shoveling. “A number of people came in with heart ailments,” he said. “If you have a […] [Read More]

Yale-New Haven emergency dept. slow during storm

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Despite yesterday’s snow and ice — which you think would have made for a lot of trips to the ER for slips, car accidents, and shoveling injuries — Yale-New Haven hospital reported a slower day than normal. At 6pm last night, the hospital had a total of 18 patients in the adult ED. A normal […] [Read More]
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Tips for snow shoveling

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As the snow piles up outside, Duane Scotti,  of Cheshire, an adjunct physical therapy professor in the School of Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University, has advice for the best way to shovel snow. Below are some of his tips:     Perform some type of active warm-up or stretching prior to shoveling.   Bundle up and […] [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital reschedules 2 classes in advance of snow

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Two of Bridgeport Hospital’s Women’s Care Center classes have been rescheduled from tomorrow (Feb. 13) to Monday, Feb. 17 due to the threat of bad weather. They are: Infant CPR Anytime http://www.bridgeporthospital.com/Events/default.aspx?view=detail&calendarid=4317 and the expectant parents tour http://www.bridgeporthospital.com/Events/default.aspx?view=detail&calendarid=4313 [Read More]
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Access Health will be hobbled by federal maintenance over weekend

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Access Health CT has been informed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services that the Federal Social Security Administration and Veterans Administration will be performing their annual systems maintenance activities beginning Saturday, Feb. 15, at 10 a.m. and finishing on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at 8 a.m.  During this period of time, substantial portions […] [Read More]
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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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