Connecticut the 4th healthiest state

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The annual survey America’s Health Rankings has named Connecticut the fourth healthiest state in the nation, up from seventh last year.The state was recognized for its low rates of smoking and occupational fatalities, and high immunization coverage among children. However, the state was also singled out for some challenges, including high rates of binge drinking, […] [Read More]
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Nutritionists’ tips for surviving holiday parties

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The holiday party season is officially upon us and, while it’s a fun time, it can be packed with nutritional minefields, in the form of calorie-laden beverages, rich hors d’oeuvres and a bevy of pies and other seasonal sweets. So how do you survive the holidays without packing on the pounds? The Connecticut Academy of […] [Read More]
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Mental health support group at Greenwich Hospital

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Greenwich Hospital, 5 Perryridge Road, will host a mental health support group from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. The group is a discussion and support service for families of individuals affected by mental illness, co-sponsored with the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Meetings take place in the Cafeteria Conference Room. For more information, […] [Read More]
Categories: Greenwich, mental health

First Access Health enrollment deadline approaches

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Want to get covered through the state’s health insurance exchange Access Health CT by Jan. 1? Then you better sign up fast. Though the hard deadline to enroll in coverage using the marketplace is Feb. 15, those who want their coverage to start by the first of the year need to sign up by Dec. […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT

Griffin Hospital staffer certified in medical alert service

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Griffin Hospital in Derby recently announced that Diane Betkoski, the hospital’s Lifeline Coordinator, is certified as a Philips Lifeline GoSafe provider. GoSafe is a leading mobile medical alert service that is designed to help provide peace of mind to seniors at home or on the go. Betkoski achieved certification through completing a comprehensive training curriculum […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby
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Masonicare hospice seeks volunteers

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  Masonicare Hospice Volunteer Coordinators, Catharine Lloyd and Paula Bruns recently met with Santa Claus to ask his help in finding hospice volunteers in Fairfield County. Masonicare Home Health and Hospice will be offering a free hospice volunteer training soon. The classes will cover the history and philosophy of hospice, the role of the volunteer, […] [Read More]
Categories: Hospice, Norwalk, Westport
Griffin Hospital’s School of Allied Health Careers and The Workplace will hold information sessions on Dec. 17 to help students receive tuition assistance for the school’ programs, including phlebotomy.

Griffin Hospital’s School of Allied Health hosts info session in Derby

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  Griffin Hospital’s School of Allied Health Careers and The Workplace will hold informational sessions at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at the school, 300 Seymour Ave., Derby, to explain student assistance programs, including free tuition to the school through the Health Careers Opportunity Grant. The School of Allied Health Careers is one […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby
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About 150 teddy bears donated to Bridgeport Hospital

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William B. Meyer, Inc., the Stratford-based transportation, storage and distribution company, has donated nearly 150 teddy bears to young patients at Bridgeport Hospital.Posing with the teddy bears in the Dr. Tom Kennedy Toy Closet at the hospital are (left to right) Mike Racette, William B. Meyer vice president and general manager; Steve Horvath, Meyer driver; […] [Read More]