Sharing family meals helps everyone

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According to a new survey, while the majority of families with children feel “’more connected” when they eat together, only 36 percent actually do so for dinner every night. Nearly half of those who don’t cite the reason as not being home at the same time. The survey was conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf […] [Read More]
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More tips for not getting sick at the holidays

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Hopefully, you’ll be spending time with loved ones this Hanukkah and Thanksgiving. And, hopefully, you read my piece in today’s health section about protecting yourself and others from illness at family gatherings. Well, here are a few more tips for preventing infection in this festive season.  Sanitizing doesn’t stop with hand washing: We all know […] [Read More]

Griffin pharmacist honored by university

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Bekim S. Jashanica of New Haven, pharmacist for Griffin Hospital in Derby, was recently named 2013 Preceptor of the Year for The University of Saint Joseph School of Pharmacy in West Hartford. He was one of several pharmacists honored by the university for his work as preceptors. As experiential education professionals, pharmacist preceptors teach students […] [Read More]
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Author, former addict to speak in Fairfield

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On Friday, Dec. 6, author and former addict Nic Sheff and psychotherapist Elizabeth Jorgensen will speak at “An Evening with Nic Sheff — The Truth About Stress, Alcohol & Drugs: How To Keep Young People in Your Life Safe” at Fairfield University’s Dolan School of Business dining hall. The talk will focus on how extreme […] [Read More]

Keep pets warm this winter

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You’re not the only one who needs to keep warm in winter. With the coming days shaping to be chilly ones, doctors from BluePearl Veterinary Partners recommend taking certain precautions to ensure your pet doesn’t suffer from cold-temperature related injuries. Similar to when it is hot outside, never leave your pet alone in a car […] [Read More]
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New urgent care center to open in Bridgeport

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A new brand of urgent care clinics will open at 161 Boston Ave. in Bridgeport this winter. Doctors Express urgent care walk-in medical clinic, which will be housed behind Burger King in the Bayview plaza, in the former Washington Mutual Bank, is slated for renovations,and doors to the urgent care wal-in clinic are expected to […] [Read More]

Access Health mural unveiled at Optimus in Bridgeport

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Access Health CT, the state’s health care exchange, unveiled a community wellness mural at Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport on Saturday. The dedication was part of a community celebration that included face painting and information about enrolling in health care through Access Health CT. Optimus is one of 300 assister organizations in the state that […] [Read More]

Don’t invite food poisoning to Thanksgiving dinner

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This holiday season should be a time of giving thanks — not foodborne illness. But it’s no secret that turkey — that centerpiece of the Thanksgiving holiday — can make you ill if not handled properly. According the Connecticut Department of Health, one in six Americans will get sick from food poisoning this year. Here […] [Read More]
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“Flamingo Flock” raises $4,000 for breast center

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Three students from Fairfield Ludlowe High School participated in a Flamingo Flocking Fundraiser to benefit Bridgeport Hospital Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center, raising nearly $4,000 during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month for the center’s programs for women in need. The girls, Emma Bernstein, Sarah Mason and Jane Shanley, chose two neighbors to start the […] [Read More]

Study finds something fishy about sushi

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Think you’re doing something good for yourself by eating sushi? That depends on what kind you’re eating. A study published in the Journal of Risk Research suggests that regularly eating certain kinds of sushi could expose lovers of the delicacy to high levels of mercury and lead to health risks. Researchers out of Rutgers University in […] [Read More]