Bridgeport to host Ebola roundtable today

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Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, along with several public health officials, city council members, and community leaders, will participate in a roundtable discussion this afternoon about preparedness for controlling and preventing the spread of Ebola in the state’s largest city. City officials stressed that a lot of work is being done to prepare for the worst. […] [Read More]
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Wine tasting in Shelton to raise money for Griffin breast center

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The 2014 Valley Goes Pink Campaign comes to a close with A Vineyards of the World Wine Tasting on Mon., Oct. 27 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Wellington’s Restaurant in Shelton. The general public and especially everyone involved with The Valley Goes Pink are invited to come and celebrate the close of another successful […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Shelton

Healthy Minds, Health Bodies event in Norwalk

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There will be a “Healthy Minds, Healthy Bodies” seminar from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Norwalk Public Library. The event  is for students, athletes and professionals interested in developing a plan for success. Ben Powers, trained and certified by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching and the Core Performance Dynamics […] [Read More]
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Ginny Ertl of Stamford is one of the new board members of the Child Guidance Center.

Child guidance center names new board members

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The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut, a nonprofit agency providing professional mental health services to children, adolescents and their families, has named Ginny Ertl, Jeffrey Nickell, Toddy Turrentine and Jennifer VanBelle to its Board of Directors. Ertl, from Stamford, is president and founder of GJ ConsultingWorks, LLC, where she works with businesses to implement […] [Read More]

For drug recovery, maintenance better than detoxification

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For treating patients with prescription opioid dependence in primary care, buprenorphine maintenance therapy is superior to detoxification, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers published in the Oct. 20 issue of JAMA Internal Medicine. Prescription opioid dependence has been increasing for the last 15 years and now surpasses heroin dependence. Doctors […] [Read More]

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]
Categories: lupus, Trumbull

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]
Categories: Ebola