Photo caption: Posing by the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary-funded water wall in the hospital lobby are (l-r) gala co-chair Bonnie Molloy of Fairfield; Operating Room Medical Director Dr. Amarjit Lamba of Weston; Kerry Hulcher and her husband, gala honoree Dr. Greg Hulcher of Woodbridge, and gala co-chair Amparo Castillo of Monroe.

Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary preps for gala

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  Final preparations are underway for the Bridgeport Hospital Auxiliary annual spring gala, at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 22 at the Birchwood Country Club in Westport. The event will honor two recently retired physicians, William (Greg) Hulcher, and M. Clive Robinson, and Dr. Robinson’s wife Robyn, a retiring auxiliary member. Proceeds will support renovations to […] [Read More]

Nursing week events at Maefair

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In observance of Nursing Home Week, which is this week, Maefair Health Care Center in Trumbull will host several events meant to encourage residents, families and other close relatives to “get personal” with their caregivers. Sharing personal details allows the facility care team to offer a personalized environment, or person-centered care that is targeted to […] [Read More]
Categories: General, nursing, Trumbull
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St. Vincent’s sponsors mobile mammography in Trumbull

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The SWIM Women’s Imaging Center will offer free and low-cost digital mammography screenings for women age 35 and older from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17 at Trumbull Emergency Medical Services, 250 Middlebrook Ave. Mammograms are free for those who do not have health insurance, have financial limitations and qualify for assistance. For […] [Read More]
Categories: breast cancer, Trumbull

New tick-borned infection reported by Yale researchers

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The frequency of a new tick-borne infection that shares many similarities with Lyme disease, and a description of the antibody test used to test individuals for evidence of the infection, have been reported for the first time by researchers at the Yale Schools of Public Health and Medicine. The results are published in the May […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, lyme disease
Robin Righter, Event Coordinator, Norma Pfriem Breast Care Center; Donna Pfrommer, Executive Vice President, Brand Management and Volunteer Engagement, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County; Hallie Fuchs; and Erica Simpson, Volunteer Engagement Manager, United Way of Coastal Fairfield County.

Fairfield teen honored for support of breast center

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Hallie Fuchs of Fairfield was recognized by the Volunteer Action Center of United Way of Coastal Fairfield County for her efforts to raise money for Bridgeport Hospital’s Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center. Fuchs was recognized in a ceremony held in late April, which honored volunteers who give their time and talents to serve nonprofit […] [Read More]
Members of the Pathfinders Club out of Spanish Orion Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bridgeport take a nature hike at Old Mine Park in Trumbull, Conn. on Saturday September 7, 2013.

Anti-obesity group promotes ‘Walking, Hiking and Biking Month’

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With nicer weather on the way, the local anti-obesity coalition Get Healthy Connecticut is encouraging people to get outside this month, which is Walking, Hiking, and Biking Month. From tips to trim your waistline by walking, to essential safe hiking ‘rules of the road,’ and a comprehensive database of the region’s road races, walks, hiking, […] [Read More]

Nutritionist to speak on cancer survivorship in Fairfield

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The Breast Cancer Survival Center is sponsoring a talk by talk show host and registered dietitian Samantha Heller at 6:30 p.m., Monday, May 12 at the CT Challenge Center for Survivorship, 250 Pequot Ave., Fairfield.  The slow recovery from the negative effects of chemotherapy on memory and concentration is a frequent topic in support groups […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Fairfield, General, health
A container of cigarette butts is among the teaching tools Smoke Stoppers use in their smoking cessation program.

SmokeStoppers at St. Vincent’s

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center’s is pleased to offer the SmokeStoppers Smoking Cessation Program, beginning Wednesday, May 14.  The program involves eight 45-minute sessions designed to provide techniques, information, and support throughout the withdrawal and adjustment phases. All classes are from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m., at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, 2800 Main St., Bridgeport.  The registration […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, smoking