Bridgeport Hospital sponsors traumatic brain injury group

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Bridgeport Hospital’s traumatic brain injury group will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Disability Resource Center, 80 Ferry Blvd., Stratford. For information, call 203-380-1004. [Read More]
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Documentary on romance among the elderly screens at Quinnipiac

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  “The Age of Love,” a new award-winning documentary about senior citizens and speed dating, will be screened at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 5, in the Clarice L. Buckman Theater at Quinnipiac University. This event is free and open to the public. “The Age of Love” follows the humorous and poignant adventures of 30 […] [Read More]
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Dr. Jeremiah Tyson, of Greenwich, gives blood at the American Red Cross community blood drive at Greenwich Hospital Thursday, May 31, 2012. Blood donors must be 17 years old, 110 pounds or more, depending on their height, and be in generally good health. Call 1-800-RED CROSS (733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.

American Red Cross: Diverse blood donors needed

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  In honor of Black History Month this February, and in the spirit of Dr. Charles Drew, an African-American surgeon who was the first medical director of the American Red Cross and a modern blood-banking pioneer, the American Red Cross is looking for people from all racial and ethnic backgrounds to donate blood. Blood from […] [Read More]
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Yale study: Discharge summaries reduce hospital readmissions

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For heart failure patients making the transition from hospital to home, a discharge summary that gets to their primary doctors quickly and contains detailed and useful information can mean the difference between recovering quickly or returning to the hospital, according to two studies from Yale School of Medicine researchers. The findings are published in the […] [Read More]

Access Health CT enrolls 108,000 in insurance

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  More than 108,000 Connecticut residents have enrolled in health care through the state health exchange, Access Health CT, since the new season of open enrollment began Nov. 15. Of those, 83,749 people had enrolled in Medicaid and 24,287 enrolled in private insurance. “Enrollment has been very strong, with consistent activity at our call center […] [Read More]
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Fairfield fitness centers host day of wellness for breast cancer patients

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On Jan. 21, seven area fitness centers will host a Day of Wellness, a breast cancer awareness event highlighting the importance of exercise and good nutrition for general health and to prevent breast and other cancers. Volunteers from the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center will distribute information on breast health, breast self-exams and cancer […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Fairfield

Boys & Girls Village, serving at-risk youth, hosts successful toy drive

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Boys & Girls Village, which provides comprehensive care to at-risk Connecticut children and adolescents through its array of behavioral health, educational and family programs, raised nearly $22,000 through its 2014 Holiday Toy Drive. BGV has offices in Bridgeport and Milford. Hundreds of donations were collected by Colonial Toyota of Milford and Trumbull Marriott on behalf […] [Read More]
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Yale project makes clinical trial data available

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The Yale University Open Data Access  Project is announcing the first-ever broad availability of clinical trial data for medical devices and diagnostics by a company. This historic expansion of data sharing is made possible through a collaboration with Johnson & Johnson. Under the project, results from the clinical trails of the Medical Devices and Diagnostics […] [Read More]