Talk on ‘Risks of taking too many medications’

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On Thursday, Sept. 18, Kim Venterea,  consultant pharmacist for Masonicare at Newtown, will present a Lunch & Learn program entitled “The Risks of Taking Too Many Medications.” In her presentation, Venterea will discuss the increasing prescription use in the senior population and the risks involved in taking more medication than is clinically needed.  She will […] [Read More]
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John Gibb, R.N.,  performs a blood pressure screening and a record of the numbers to a visitor at a health fair sponsored by Greenwich Hospital in February. Hospitalizations and deaths from stroke and heart disease have fallen sharply in the past decade, according to a new Yale study.

Heart disease, stroke deaths drop sharply in past decade

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The rates of U.S. hospitalizations and deaths from heart disease and stroke patients dropped significantly in the last decade, more so than for any other condition. That’s according to a new study out of the Yale School of Medicine, which was published today in the journal Circulation. The study was led by Yale researcher Dr. Harlan […] [Read More]
Categories: heart disease

Red Cross asking for blood in honor of sickle cell month

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The American Red Cross encourages eligible donors to help ensure a stable and diverse blood supply by giving blood in honor of National Sickle Cell Awareness Month this September. Sickle cell disease is an inherited disease that causes red blood cells to form an abnormal crescent shape. It is estimated that sickle cell disease affects […] [Read More]
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College stresses importance of flu shots for pregnant women

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New data show the continued critical need for all pregnant women, regardless of trimester, to receive the influenza vaccination, according to an updated Committee Opinion released by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Several studies released in recent years have increasingly demonstrated the safety and efficacy of influenza vaccine during pregnancy. According to a […] [Read More]
Categories: women's health
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‘Evenings of Wellness’ at Breast Cancer Center

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The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce and The Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will host eight “Evenings of Wellness” starting on 6 p.m. Sept. 3, with its first presentation, on melanoma and skin cancer. This lecture will be led by Dr. Roselle Crombie who will discuss warning signs, risk factors and other facets of the […] [Read More]
Greenwich Hospital was one of two hospitals in the state to win awards for its care of women.

Greenwich, Stamford hospital win award for women’s care

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  Greenwich Hospital and Stamford Hospital have received both received the 2014 Women’s Choice Award for being voted one of America’s Best Hospitals for Patient Experience by women. The award, given to 100 hospitals in the country, identifies the best healthcare institutions based on criteria that consider female patient satisfaction and what women want from […] [Read More]
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Performance coach to speak in Westport

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Would you like to live a happy life, free from stress? Performance coach, business speaker and bestselling author James Mapes speaks about developing and maintaining a positive approach to life and challenges on Monday, Aug. 25, in the Westport Library’s McManus Room. The program is free and open to the public. Mapes draws on his […] [Read More]
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Masonicare to offer training in geriatric minsitry

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Masonicare and its affiliate, Masonicare Health Center in Wallingford, are offering the “Lay Training in Geriatric Ministry” program.  Open to people of all faiths, the program has been teaching basic ministry skills to volunteers from the community for close to 20 years. Participants will attend a 20-hour education program, held in October, at Masonicare Health […] [Read More]
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