Talk on COPD in Bridgeport

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center is sponsoring a free talk from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, called “Learning to Live with COPD,” at the Watermark, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport. Featured speakers, David Bushell, MD, FCCP, D, ABSM; Pharmacist Ann Fitzgerald RPh, and Physical Therapist Lori Mihalov will discuss COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), what […] [Read More]
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Volunteers needed for Walk to End Lupus NOW

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Volunteers are sought for the he 5th Annual Fairfield County Walk to End Lupus NOW! on Sunday, Nov. 2, inside the Trumbull Mall. About 45-55 volunteers are needed (any age including those in need of service hours) for a few hours on the day of the event to register walkers, count cash, paint faces, help […] [Read More]
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Blumenthal urges new Ebola czar to adopt Connecticut protocol

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In a letter to newly appointed federal Ebola Czar Ron Klain, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) hasurged federal health leaders to adopt Connecticut’s protocol on the contagious illness. President Obama has asked Klain, former chief of staff to both Vice Presidents Biden and Gore, to serve as the federal government’s Ebola response coordinator. Earlier this […] [Read More]
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Access Health chat in Bridgeport

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The state’s health insurance exchange, Access Health CT, is opening for enrollment again soon and there will be a chat for those with questions from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the events center Housatonic Community College, 900 Lafayette Blvd. in Bridgeport. Space is limited. You can register by clicking here. [Read More]
Rocky and Kathie Harwood of New Canaan will be honored at an upcoming heart walk event.

New Canaan couple to be honored at heart walk

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The American Heart Association has announced that Rocky and Kathie Harwood of New Canaan, will be honored at the upcoming Fairfield County Heart Walk on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk. For more information about the Heart Walk or to start a team, please email Kevin.Byrne@heart.org or call 914-640-3262. To sign up […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease

Better Business Bureau warns of Ebola charity scams

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It seems like every time there’s a crisis in America, there’s a group of nefarious souls looking to exploit people’s anxiety. So it’s sad, but not surprising, to see that the Connecticut Better Business Bureau is warning consumers about a variety of Ebola-related scams and problematic fundraisers that have emerged recently. A fundraising page on […] [Read More]
Categories: Ebola

Health providers attend Ebola, Enterovirus preparedness meeting

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On Oct. 14, more than 120 healthcare providers attended a statewide briefing at the Connecticut Hospital Association on Ebola and Enterovirus D68, the respiratory illness that has sickened children throughout the country.  Hospitals, community health providers, public health leaders, emergency medical services personnel, and other first responders attended the meeting, which is one of many […] [Read More]
Categories: Ebola

FDA approves urinary prosthesis for women

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has given its blessing to a urinary prosthesis for women … which isn’t exactly what you’d expect it is. The FDA today allowed marketing of the inFlow Intraurethral Valve-Pump, a replaceable urinary prosthesis for use in female adults who cannot contract the muscles necessary to push urine out of […] [Read More]
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