13-year-old Syncere Klock (center) with his mother and Sister Theresa from the Daughter of Charity of the Most Precious Blood Teen Center in Bridgeport and Cindy McGuire, Fitness Director at The Watermark at 3030 Park.

Bridgeport boy honored for efforts in preventing drug and alcohol abuse

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The Watermark at 3030 Park recently hosted a special ceremony honoring Syncere Klock, a 13-year-old eighth grader at the Luis Munoz Marin School in Bridgeport, who was named as the senior living community’s newest “Watermark kid.” Watermark for Kids is an organization that empowers young people to build character, strengthen their leadership skills and express […] [Read More]

Bridgeport Hospital hosts breastfeeding group at Trumbull campus

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Bridgeport Hospital’s free breastfeeding support group for new and expectant mothers will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 3 and Dec. 17 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 welcome to bring […] [Read More]
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Sugary Drinks

Study: Unhealthy sweet drinks still primarily marketed to kids

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Beverage companies spent $866 million to advertise unhealthy drinks in 2013, and children and teens remained key target audiences for that advertising, according to a new report released today by the Yale Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity. The report, Sugary Drink FACTS 2014, highlights some progress regarding beverage marketing to young people, but […] [Read More]
Categories: nutrition

Thursday is the Great American Smokeout

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The American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout takes place tomorrow, Nov. 20. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and begin their path to healthy by quitting on that day. The annual event is a key part of the ACS’s smoking cessation efforts. “Thanks […] [Read More]
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Yale, St. Francis cancer hospitals mull partnership

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Saint Francis Care, parent company of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, has signed a Letter of Intent with Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven Hospital to explore a potential agreement to create an integrated oncology services program to serve the greater Hartford community. This preliminary step, announced Tuesday afternoon, allows the Saint […] [Read More]
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Holiday festivities about to start at Milford Hospital

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From Nov. 29 to Dec. 8, Milford Hospital, 300 Seaside Ave., will host its annual Celebration of Trees. More than 3,000 visitors are expected to stroll through the Milford Hospital lobby and balcony areas to view, and take a chance on winning, one of the themed trees, gift baskets, displays and other items, which have […] [Read More]
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Fairfield women’s health book wins national award

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    A Fairfield resident’s first book has  won an award for health writing from USA Books, a web site that covers books from all sections of the publishing industry—mainstream, independent, and self-published. Questioning Protocol, the debut book by Fairfield author Randi Redmond Oster (pictured above), won the award in the health general category. Questioning […] [Read More]
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Women’s health forum at Fairfield Senior Center

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The Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, will host a Women’s Health Forum from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 19.  The forum is free of charge. Three healthcare professionals will be panelists for the Forum. Santina Galbo, certified health educator from the Town of Fairfield Health Department will talk about cardiac issues for women, […] [Read More]