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Cancer support group in Fairfield

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Are you caring for a loved one with cancer? Norma F Pfriem Breast Care Center, 111 Beach Road, Fairfield, is offering a support group from 6:15 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, May 22. The group will be led by Erica Wright, licensed clinical social work. Call 203-255-5300. [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield
Emergency Department Nurse Manager Meredith Fiumidinisi, Employee of the Year Elvin Padin of Stratford, Chairman of Emergency Medicine Rock Ferrigno, MD, and Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO Bill Jennings.

Bridgeport Hospital names employee of the year

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Emergency Department technician Elvin Padin of Bridgeport was named Employee of the Year and Medical ICU nurse Bob Brewster of Stratford received the George B. and Alice P. Longstreth Humanness Award during Bridgeport Hospital’s May 14 Employee Recognition Dinner at Webster Bank Arena. Dozens more were recognized for service excellence and years-of-service milestones. The Longstreth […] [Read More]
Pictured (left to right): Dane, Administrator; Denise, Community Liaison; Resident – Luella; Bridgeport Mayor Finch; Heather –Director of Therapeutic Recreation; Miles, Therapeutic Recreation and Kelly, Therapeutic Recreation

Northbridge celebrates Nursing Home Week

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  Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport, began the celebration of National Nursing Home Week on Sunday, May 11.  This annual week-long event was started by the American Health Care Association in 1967, honoring the residents, families, staff and volunteers involved in long-term care. The annual Nursing Home Week celebration began on Mother’s Day.  Each Mom […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, nursing

Nursing week events at Maefair

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In observance of Nursing Home Week, which is this week, Maefair Health Care Center in Trumbull will host several events meant to encourage residents, families and other close relatives to “get personal” with their caregivers. Sharing personal details allows the facility care team to offer a personalized environment, or person-centered care that is targeted to […] [Read More]
Categories: General, nursing, Trumbull
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St. Vincent’s sponsors mobile mammography in Trumbull

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The SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 35 and older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at Trumbull Emergency Medical Services, 250 Middlebrook Ave. Mammograms are free for those who do not have health insurance, have financial limitations and qualify for assistance. For […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Trumbull

New tick-borned infection reported by Yale researchers

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The frequency of a new tick-borne infection that shares many similarities with Lyme disease, and a description of the antibody test used to test individuals for evidence of the infection, have been reported for the first time by researchers at the Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine. The results are published in the May […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, lyme disease
Robin Righter, Event Coordinator, Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center; Donna Pfrommer, Executive Vice President, Brand Management and Volunteer Engagement, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County; Hallie Fuchs; and Erica Simpson, Volunteer Engagement Manager, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.

Fairfield teen honored for support of breast center

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Hallie Fuchs of Fairfield was recognized by the Volunteer Action Center of United Way of Coastal Fairfield County for her efforts to raise money for Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. Fuchs was recognized in a ceremony held in late April, which honored volunteers who give their time and talents to serve nonprofit […] [Read More]
Members of the Pathfinders Club out of Spanish Orion Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bridgeport take a nature hike at Old Mine Park in Trumbull, Conn. on Saturday September 7, 2013.

Anti-obesity group promotes ‘Walking, Hiking and Biking Month’

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With nicer weather on the way, the local anti-obesity coalition Get Healthy Connecticut is encouraging people to get outside this month, which is Walking, Hiking, and Biking Month. From tips to trim your waistline by walking, to essential safe hiking ‘rules of the road,’ and a comprehensive database of the region’s road races, walks, hiking, […] [Read More]

Nutritionist to speak on cancer survivorship in Fairfield

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The Breast Cancer Survival Center is sponsoring a talk by talk show host and registered dietitian Samantha Heller at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 12 at the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship, 250 Pequot Ave., Fairfield.  The slow recovery from the negative effects of chemotherapy on memory and concentration is a frequent topic in support groups […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield, General, health
A container of cigarette butts is among the teaching tools Smoke Stoppers use in their smoking cessation program.

SmokeStoppers at St. Vincent’s

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s is pleased to offer the SmokeStoppers Smoking Cessation Program, beginning Wednesday, May 14.  The program involves eight 45-minute sessions designed to provide techniques, information, and support throughout the withdrawal and adjustment phases. All classes are from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport.  The registration […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, smoking