Westport Public Library

Talk on infant sleep at Westport Library

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  The Westport Library is partnering with three local pediatric practices — Village, Bay Street and Willows Pediatrics — for a series of talks on specific issues relating to taking care of children.  The programs will take place in the Library’s McManus Room and are free and open to the public. The first talk in […] [Read More]
Categories: pediatrics, Westport

CDC: 1 in 3 truck drivers in fatal crashes weren’t wearing seat belts

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More than one in three truck drivers who died in crashes in 2012 weren’t wearing seat belts, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The report states that buckling up could have prevented about 40 percent of these deaths, and names seatbelts as the “single most effective intervention” in […] [Read More]

Access Health offers special enrollment period for some

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Access Health CT today announced a special enrollment period for individuals who did not have health care coverage in 2014 and are subject to a tax penalty on their 2014 federal taxes. This special enrollment period will allow individuals and families who were unaware or didn’t understand the implications of the health care requirement to […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT
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Lyme Disease support group meets in Greenwich

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A Lyme Disease Support Group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road.  This monthly group offers information and assistance with issues concerning tickborne diseases, as well as guidance for coping with the challenges and complications of Lyme disease. Facilitated by Angela La Manna, licensed clinical social worker, the […] [Read More]
Categories: General
Blood donor Paul Keene, of Fairfield, keeps his arm raised to prevent bleeding, during a blood drive held by the American Red Cross at the Baldwin Senior Center in Stratford, Conn. on Friday February 21, 2014. The Red Cross still has an urgent need for donors. Visit www.redcrossblood.org/ct to find a blood drive in your area.

March is blood donation month

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  The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March. Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month – a time to recognize those who support the Red Cross. Local communities depend on the Red Cross, which relies […] [Read More]
Categories: American Red Cross
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Yale study finds fat cells shrink, but never disappear

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Turns out, you can run from fat cells, but you can’t hide. According to a study from Yale researchers — published in the March 2 issue of Nature Cell Biology — once fat cells form, they might shrink during weight loss, but they do not disappear, a fact that has derailed many a diet. Researchers […] [Read More]
Categories: obesity
Dr. Donna Twist, Vice President, Bridgeport Hospital Foundation; Amelia Nathanson, Foundation for Life; Jessica Matrigali, REACH Youth Program Coordinator; and Pat Rizzi, Director, Bridgeport Hospital Mental Health Services.

Bridgeport Hospital’s REACH program get $750 from Barnum Financial

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  Amelia Nathanson of the Barnum Financial Group’s Foundation for Life presented a check of $750 for the REACH Youth Program at Bridgeport Hospital on Feb. 25.  REACH is an intensive outpatient service for youth between 5 and 17 years with emotional and behavioral difficulties.  REACH, based in Stratford, is designed to reduce the need […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport
Keynote speaker and Major League Baseball legend Dwight "Doc" Gooden joins Lyn McCarthy, executive director, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; Dianne Auger, President/CEO, St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation; and Ed Randall, emcee, of WFAN Radio for an evening of raising awareness and funds for Connecticut's first responders battling cancer.

St. Vincent’s gala raises $70,000 for cancer services

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A sold out crowd attended the St. Vincent’s Medical Center Foundation’s 12th Annual Sports Gala to honor first responders throughout Connecticut, raising more than $70,000 for St. Vincent’s SWIM Across the Sound. Proceeds will benefit first responder personnel and their families battling cancer. Bridgeport Police Captain Brian McCarthy was presented the David Felner Caregiver Award, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer