Laima Karosas, clinical associate professor and director of the nurse practitioner and post MSN programs at Quinnipiac University.

Quinnipiac nursing practice program gets grant

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The Quinnipiac University School of Nursing has been awarded a $652,000 grant that will be used to support underrepresented students in its doctor of nursing practice program. The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded Quinnipiac an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship Program grant, which was created to increase the number of advanced education nurses trained to […] [Read More]
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Blood pressure screening in Shelton

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Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, July 28 at the Shelton Senior Center, 81 Wheeler St. For information, call (888) 357-2396. [Read More]
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Bridgeport Hospital President and CEO William Jennings with  Joel E. Smilow at a dedication for new facilities at the hospital's heart institute, which is named for Smilow.

Bridgeport Hospital’s heart institute adds facilities

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The Joel E. Smilow Heart Institute at Bridgeport Hospital has a new patient reception and education center, thanks to the generosity of the man who gave the institute its name. A dedication ceremony took place July 9 with Smilow, hospital leaders, cardiologists, nurses and other staff in attendance. “We have a beautiful new face for […] [Read More]
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Do we pick friends who share our genes?

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Ever refer to a good friend as being “like family”? That statement might be more accurate than you realize. New research by scientists at Yale University and the University of California-San Diego reveals that people tend to pick friends who resemble them genetically. In fact, according to the study, close friends are the genetic equivalent […] [Read More]

Grant allows Girl Scouts to offer self-esteem program

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A $20,000 grant will allow Girl Scouts of Connecticut to provide the self-esteem program Free Being Me to 1,200 girls ages 7 to 10 in Stamford, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Bridgeport. Research shows that more than 60 percent of girls avoid activities they love because they feel bad about their looks. Recently, Girl Scouts of the USA […] [Read More]
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Linda Fairstein to speak at fundraiser for domestic violence shelter

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Linda Fairstein – lawyer, former prosecutor, and internationally best-selling crime novelist – will be the keynote speaker at The Center for Family Justice’s 17th annual Speaking of Women luncheon, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Waterview in Monroe. Speaking of Women is The Center’s largest fundraiser of the year. Money raised from this […] [Read More]
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Poll: Older Americans feel best about their looks

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Think America’s seniors pine for the lost beauty of their youth? Think again A Gallup poll says that, of all age groups, those 65 and older felt the best about the way they loo. About two-thirds (66 percent) of those in that age ranged agreed or strongly agreed that they always feel good about their […] [Read More]
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Computer glitch at Yale New Haven Health System

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A computer “connectivity issue” that affected the internal network of facilities in the Yale New Haven Health System for several hours Friday didn’t impact patient care, said system spokeswoman Dana Marnane. Marnane said issue started sometime in the morning, but was resolved by early afternoon. The health system is the largest in the state, and […] [Read More]