Griffin Hospital employees, volunteers and visitors marked Food Day on Oct. 24 with an “Apple Crunch” in the hospital’s Dining Room.

‘Apple Crunch’ at Griffin Hospital

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Griffin Hospital employees, volunteers and visitors marked Food Day on Oct. 24 by taking a bite out of an apple at noon. The “Apple Crunch” was timed with similar events across the state as the Connecticut Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encouraged all its members, partner health organizations, agencies and schools to simultaneously crunch into […] [Read More]
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The American Heart Association’s Heart Walk took place Sunday in Norwalk. Nearly 1,000 attended the 20th anniversary event.

Heart walk in Norwalk attracts more than 1,000

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  The American Heart Association’s Fairfield County Heart Walk took place Sunday, Oct. 26 at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk to raise funds and awareness to fight heart disease and stroke — the number one and four killers in Connecticut. Nearly 1,000 people attended the event. Participants walked the three-mile route for heart health and […] [Read More]

Milford Hospital to host lecture on Ebola

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Milford Hospital will host a lecture on the Ebola at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Infectious disease specialist Dr. Goran Miljkovic will deliver the talk “Ebola Virus: Fears and Facts – What You Need to Know.  Miljkovic will present timely information on the virus, how it is spread, who is most at risk.  He will also answer […] [Read More]
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Certified Food for Life Instructor, Jane Sirignano, teaches a class at St. Vincent's Hawley Conference Center in Bridgeport.

Food for life in Bridgeport

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center is offering “Food for Life: Kickstart your Health”  live cooking class, a cancer survivorship program designed to advance cancer prevention and survival through nutrition education, research and live cooking demonstration. The series is co-sponsored by St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound and The Cancer Project. The next session will take place […] [Read More]
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Nicole Rogucki, a Registered Nurse at Bridgeport Hospital, adjusts her protective visor, part of her Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), during an Ebola preparedness training session, in Bridgeport.

Connecticut hospitals complete Ebola training drills

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Since the first report of an Ebola case in the U.S., caregivers from the Connecticut’s acute care hospitals have been reviewing and testing their emergency and healthcare response plans and conducting emergency preparedness drills and exercises.  All acute care hospitals in Connecticut have now completed drills in line with a directive from Gov. Dannel Malloy, […] [Read More]
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CDC confirms New York doctor has Ebola

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have confirmed that New York doctor Craig Smith has the contagious illness Ebola. Here is the full statement from the CDC: “A hospitalized medical aid worker who volunteered in Guinea, one of the three West African nations experiencing an Ebola epidemic, and since returned to the United States […] [Read More]
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Jeanie Valentine gets a flu shot as part of the "Fight the Flu" campaign by the city and Stamford Hospital at Government Center in Stamford. A UNH assistant professor said the odds of dying from flu or a traffic accident are higher than dying from Ebola.

UNH prof: You’re more likely to die from flu, traffic accident than Ebola

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As news about the Ebola virus continues to dominate the front page, Melanie Eldridge, assistant professor of biology and environmental science at the University of New Haven and an infectious disease expert, said seasonal flu and traffic accidents pose a greater threat to Americans than Ebola. “Thousands of people die from the flu each year,” […] [Read More]
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Mental Health Board appoints new deputy director

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The Southwest Regional Mental Health Board has hired Cheryll Houston Blumenfield as its deputy director. The Southwest Regional Mental Health Board is a citizens’ advisory council that works to ensure a high-quality mental health system promoting recovery and well-being for the residents of southwestern Connecticut. Blumenfield has served as a Board member with the organization […] [Read More]
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