FDA seeks ideas to prevent food poisioning

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is asking for ideas on how to find disease-causing organisms in food – especially Salmonella in fresh produce. The 2014 FDA Food Safety Challenge was developed under the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which grants all federal agencies broad authority to conduct prize competitions to spur innovation, solve […] [Read More]
Categories: food safety
-Dr. Thomas Koobatian (left), Executive Director and Chief of Staff for New Milford Hospital accepts a check from John NeJaime (right), owner of New Milford Spirit Shoppe and NeJaime’s Wine and Spirits of New Milford.

Wine tastings raise funds for New Milford mammogram program

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This year more than $4,300 was raised by John NeJaime — owner of New Milford Spirit Shoppe and NeJaime’s Wine and Spirits — through wine tasting events to support breast care and low cost mammograms at New Milford Hospital. Since 2003, funds raised by NeJaime through the wine tasting events have totaled more than $53,000. […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer

Men’s wellness seminar at St. Vincent’s

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The St. Vincent’s 2nd Annual Men’s Wellness Seminar will take place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. This free program will feature medical experts tackling some of the most pressing issues in men’s health. Kicking off the evening will be Dr. Christopher Iannuzzi, a […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, men's health
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Study says Connecticut is 26th happiest state

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When it comes to being happy, Connecticut is almost exactly average. That’s according to a new study by the financial website WalletHub, which ranked the state from happiest to least happy. Connecticut was named the 26th happiest state in the study, which measured state happiness levels using 26 criteria, including income levels, emotional health and […] [Read More]
Categories: health, mental health

Stratford woman fined for misappropriating mental health funds

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Lucille Dellamarggio of Stratford, a former employee of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, agreed to pay a penalty of $4,750 to the Office of State Ethics for using her state position to obtain financial gain for herself by misappropriating mental $18,000 from mental health client funds that she controlled. As part of […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health, Stratford

DeLauro: Beware of enterovirus D68, but don’t panic

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During an informational briefing in New Haven, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-3) and New Haven schools Superintendent Garth Harries urged families not to panic about enterovirus D68, a respiratory illness that has sickened more than 150 people (mostly children) in at least 20 states, including Connecticut. Last week, the state announced its first confirmed case of […] [Read More]
Categories: New Haven
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FDA: Some M&Ms recalled for containing peanut butter

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Today, Mars Chocolate North America announced a voluntary recall of its M&M’S Brand Theater Box candies, because they may contain peanut butter without listing on the ingredient label on the outside cardboard box.   The inside package is correctly labelled with ingredients and allergy information. People who have allergies to peanuts run the risk of […] [Read More]
Hospital leaders, government officials and contractors took part in the groundbreaking ceremony. Mayor Bill Finch and First Selectman Tim Herbst are at center, flanked by State Rep. Tony Hwang at left and Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO William Jennings at right.  The new building will house, among other things, a Smilow Cancer Center.

Smilow Cancer hospital to serve patients in Trumbull, Fairfield

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Working in collaboration with the physicians and staff of Oncology Associates of Bridgeport, PC , Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital will now provide services at Bridgeport Hospital’s Trumbull and Fairfield locations. That includes a new facility on Park Avenue in Trumbull that the hospital just broke ground on last week. This will allow […] [Read More]