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Griffin Hospital in Derby

Griffin Hospital gets architecture award

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The American College of Healthcare Architects honored Griffin Hospital in Derby as one of two recipients of 2014 Legacy Project Awards. The other recipient was the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire. The inaugural awards were presented at the International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction (known as the PDC Summit) […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health
Author and heart attack survivor Eliz Greene will speak at St. Vincent's Medical Center's Hearts Full of Spring fundraiser on March 25.

St. Vincent’s to host ‘Hearts full of spring’

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation will host its third annual “Hearts full of Spring” fundraiser on March 25 at Mitchells in Westport from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Television personality Dave Price will be the Master of Ceremonies for the evening. Guest Speaker Eliz Greene will present “A Busy Women’s Guide to A Healthy Heart.” Greene […] [Read More]
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‘Call of Nursing’ author to speak at Fairfield U.

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William B. Patrick, author of “The Call of Nursing: Voices from the Front Lines of Health Care” and a faculty member in Fairfield University’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, will read from two of his works at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 3, at Fairfield University Bookstore, 1499 Post Road, Fairfield. The event, part of the […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, nursing
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What you eat affects your teeth, too

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March is National Nutrition Month and the Connecticut State Dental Association thinks it’s a good time to remind residents how nutrition can impact oral health by asking Connecticut residents to think before they eat and drink. Eating habits have a direct impact on not only a person’s overall health, but oral health. If your diet […] [Read More]
Categories: dental, health, nutrition
Margo Maine, author of "The Body Myth," will speak at Quinnipiac University.

Margo Maine to talk on “Body Myth” at Quinnipiac

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Margo Maine clinical psychologist and author, will discuss body image as part of Quinnipiac University’s Campus Cross Talk series. Maine will present the lecture “The Body Myth: Part 1,” about the obsessions people have with food and their bodies, on Monday, March 24, at 4 p.m. in the auditorium of the Center for Medicine, Nursing […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
Patients at the Smilow Cancer Hoispital in New Haven had their own workspace and materials to create gestural, abstract paintings in a therapeutic-art program brought there by the Westport Arts Center. The Smilow center was just named as member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

Smilow Center member of esteemed national network

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Today, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the world’s leading cancer centers dedicated to improving the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of care provided to patients with cancer, welcomed Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, New Haven, as a new NCCN Member Institution. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, was also named as a new […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, General, health
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Yale: Human immune cells can be put in mice

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Yale researchers report that they have transplanted human innate immune cells into mouse models, which resulted in human immune responses. According to a press release put out by Yale, this groundbreaking study has reproduced human immune function at a level not seen previously, and could significantly improve the translation of knowledge gained from mouse studies […] [Read More]

It’s Poison Prevention Week!

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You might not know it, but this is National Poison Prevention Week, and the Connecticut Poison Control Center at the UConn Health Centeri is  pushing to make sure people program their phones with the poison control center help line number:  1-800-222-1222. The “Count Me In!” campaign hopes to raise awareness and remind the public that […] [Read More]
Northbridge Resident, Gail, with “Brain Jeopardy” prizes for answering tough “brain” questions

Brain Awareness event at Northbridge in Bridgeport

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On March 13, Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, held an event for the residents to participate in the annual worldwide “Brain Awareness Week” campaign, organized by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives.  The residents learned about the functions of the brain and played “Brain Jeopardy”, answering challenging questions about the brain and performing brain functions. […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, health
St. Louis Race for the Cure

Komen Connecticut seeks kids’ t-shirt designs

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The Connecticut affiliate of the Susan G. Komen foundation is asking Connecticut kids to get involved in their local Race for the Cure. They are calling for middle school and high school students to participate in their Kids for the Cure t-shirt design contest that the organization is hosting until March 17. These submissions will […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer