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Bridgeport Hospital nursing school hosts open house

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  The Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing will host an open house and academic advisement session for individuals interested in pursuing Surgical Technology and Sterile Processing programs only. A presentation will be followed by a question-and-answer period. For information, contact Admissions Specialist Jane Miraval at 203-384-3205 or e-mail admissions_bhsn@bpthosp.org.     [Read More]
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$10.4 million awarded to Connecticut for Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood program

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Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $10,400,000 in grant awards to Connecticut to support the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Home Visiting Program). These funds will allow Connecticut to continue to expand voluntary, evidence-based home visiting services to women during pregnancy and to parents with young children. Nationally, […] [Read More]
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Trumbull medical office accepting applications for college scholarships

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The Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Center  of Trumbull is accepting applications for a $2,000 scholarship and several additional scholarships. The scholarship is open to high school athletes planning to attend college in the fall of 2015. OSM is looking for outstanding high school seniors who excel in three areas: student athletic achievements, academic accomplishments and […] [Read More]
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Yvonne Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer. Here, she waits for treatment at Chemo Center. She had to travel to Little Rock for her surgery, a two and a half hour ride each way for the family. Photo by Richard C. Falco for Vision Project.

Sacred Heart to offer photo exhibit on rural health

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Sacred Heart University will present a new multimedia show titled “Crossroads: Rural Health Care in America” at its Art & Design Gallery. The show, created by SHU’s Art & Design Department, will feature an exhibition of photographs and editorial work by SHU Professor Richard Falco and the screening of a related documentary film, directed by […] [Read More]
Categories: Fairfield, health
Kali Gough, 17, left, and Allie Harris, 18, center, lay out at Siesta Public Beach.

Yale study: Sunlight continues to damage skin long after exposure

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Much of the damage that ultraviolet radiation does to skin occurs hours after sun exposure, a team of Yale-led researchers concluded in a study that was published online Feb. 19 by the journal Science. According to a press release from Yale, exposure to UV light from the sun or from tanning beds can damage the […] [Read More]

Live Well Workshop at Bridgeport library

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The Black Rock Branch of the Bridgeport Public Library will host the Live Well Workshop Series from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, March 3 through April. Learn new techniques to take control of your chronic health issues. Live Well is for adults and caregivers with ongoing health issues such as diabetes, arthritis, asthma, high blood […] [Read More]

Talks on autism, healthcare costs at Fairfield University

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Fairfield University is launching a series of free and public events about essential healthcare issues, including autism spectrum disorders and applying “lean thinking” to cut rising costs. The events are sponsored by the Integrated Nursing and Health Studies Initiative at Fairfield University. At 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, Orest (Orry) Fiume ’64, retired vice president […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s staff look to reunite lost ladybug with owner

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Are you missing a ladybug? She might be at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport. Last week, staff at the hospital notice that someone had left a giant stuffed ladybug at the hospital. Staff began frantically looking for the plush toys owner, calling likely suspects and sending out inquiries. “It was very sweet,” said Lindsay […] [Read More]
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