Holiday festivities about to start at Milford Hospital

From Nov. 29 to Dec. 8, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host its annual Celebration of Trees. More than 3,000 visitors are expected to stroll through the Milford Hospital lobby and balcony areas to view, and take a chance on winning, one of the themed trees, gift baskets, displays and other items, which have […] [Read More]
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Fairfield women’s health book wins national award

    A Fairfield resident’s first book has  won an award for health writing from USA Books, a web site that covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, and self-published. Questioning Protocol, the debut book by Fairfield author Randi Redmond Oster (pictured above), won the award in the health general category. Questioning […] [Read More]
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Women’s health forum at Fairfield Senior Center

The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, will host a Women’s Health Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The forum is free of charge. Three healthcare professionals will be panelists for the Forum. Santina Galbo, certified health educator from the Town of Fairfield Health Department will talk about cardiac issues for women, […] [Read More]

Access Health CT launches online avatar

Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, has launched an online avatar to help consumers through the process of comparing plans and shopping for health care coverage. Named “Tina,” this virtual assistant offers guidance and answers to consumer questions on the AHCT website. “During the 2014 open enrollment, 45 percent of qualified health plan […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Absenteeism from obesity costs billions

Obesity is associated with significant increases in absenteeism among American workers and costs the nation over $8 billion per year in lost productivity, according to a study recently published by Yale’s Rudd Center researchers. The study suggests that the health consequences of obesity negatively impact the workforce, and in turn create a significant financial challenge […] [Read More]
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Six Connecticut hospitals earn national recognition for quality

Six Connecticut hospitals were among the 1,224 facilities nationwide to earn recognition as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures from the Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States. The quality ratings, released last week, were based on data reported by more than 3,300 accredited hospitals in 2013. The Top […] [Read More]
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Collection technicians Tara Thompson, prepares to draw blood donated by Ricardo Nieves, of Bridgeport, during a Red Cross blood drive held at Congregation B'nai Israel in Bridgeport, Conn. on July 24. The American Red Cross is asking for blood donations during this holiday season, which is a time when donations typically decline.

Blood donations needed for the holidays

The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to give something that means something this holiday season – a lifesaving blood donation. Blood donations often decline this time of year when donors get busy with holiday festivities and travel. Severe winter weather and seasonal illnesses, like the flu, can also have a serious impact on blood […] [Read More]
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Fairfield Library hosts talk on sports nutrition

Nutrition expert Samantha Heller and jazz guitarist Michael Coppola will headline a multimedia wellness presentation titled “Fueling for Success — Sports Nutrition to Optimize Performance and Endurance for Athletes” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 16 at the Rotary Room of the Fairfield Library, 1080 Old Post Road. Learn what to eat, and when, to make […] [Read More]
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