Report ranks New Haven County least healthy in the state

Tolland County is the healthiest county in Connecticut and New Haven County is the least healthy county in the state, according to the sixth annual County Health Rankings, released today by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. The Rankings are available at Fairfield County was ranked the […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health
HealthBeat Medicare Diabetes

Diabetes management program at Griffin in Derby

Individuals diagnosed with diabetes can learn how to take control of the health disorder and get control of their lives again through a free six-week diabetes self management workshop at Griffin Hospital this April. The Live Well Diabetes Self-Management Workshop will focus on several topics for those with diabetes, including what to eat, foot care, […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, diabetes

Free breastfeeding support group sponsored by Bridgeport Hospital

Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet on Wednesday, April 1 and Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the hospital’s outpatient campus, 5520 Park Ave., Trumbull. The group is facilitated by a certified lactation consultant. Mothers can attend as many meetings as they wish and are […] [Read More]
Categories: breastfeeding
Coke Buys Minority Stake In Monster Energy Drink Company

Rudd Center calls energy drinks harmful, asks for restrictions

A new study by the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut shows that energy drinks can harm children and adolescents, and supports physicians groups and policymakers calling for restrictions on marketing and sales of these drinks to children under 18. This report examined existing research on sales and marketing […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition

Griffin Hospital hosts chronic disease workshop

Griffin Hospital is hosting a pair of free six-week workshops to help individuals suffering from chronic conditions take back control of their lives. Live Well Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshops provide health information and strategies to help those with chronic conditions like diabetes, depression, heart disease, arthritis, and pain and anxiety increase their energy and take […] [Read More]
Greenwich Hospital

Cancer program at Greenwich Hospital

Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host “Look Good …. Feel Better” from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2. From skin care to headwear, women with cancer will learn ways to look their best at this American Cancer Society program. The event will take place in the hospital’s Hyde Conference Room. Participants can bring […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Greenwich

Milford Hospital hosts diabetes education program

 On Thursday, March 26, Milford Hospital will host a free community education program “Diabetes:  After the Diagnosis”  for those who are newly diagnosed or living with diabetes.   Registered dietitian and diabetes educator Maureen Devlin will present the program. During her discussion, Devlin will discuss the facts on managing diabetes including making healthy choices, eating well […] [Read More]
Categories: diabetes, Milford
Senior Motorists

Watermark in Bridgeport to host senior driving safety class

On Friday, April 10, The Watermark at 3030 Park, 3030 Park Ave., Bridgeport, will host an AARP-sponsored safe driving course designed for individuals over the age of 50. The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the senior living community.   The course will be taught by an AARP instructor, who […] [Read More]