Louis Bronson of American Medical Response (right) is a 2012 graduate of the Bridgeport Hospital paramedic training program. He is pictured outside the hospital’s emergency department with EMT Miki Lengyel.

Bridgeport Hospital paramedic program nationally accredited

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Bridgeport Hospital’s paramedic training program is the first and only one in Fairfield County, and one of only four in Connecticut, to be nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Healthcare Education Programs CAAHEP. CAAHEP has recognized the Bridgeport Hospital program for meeting standards governing administration, resources, faculty and facilities. The standards were […] [Read More]
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Could you live for a year without sugar?

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  Earlier today, I had a really fun interview with Eve O. Schaub, author of the upcoming book “Year of No Sugar.” The nonfiction book chronicles the Vermont-based author’s attempt to give up sugar for a year. I’m about three-quarters of the way through the book, which is fascinating both for the points it makes […] [Read More]
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CDC: Autism in kids spikes by 30 percent

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A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that one in 68 children in multiple communities throughout the United States has been identified with an autism spectrum disorder. That’s about 30 percent higher than previous estimates reported in 2012, when roughly one in 88 kids was reported to have autism. The […] [Read More]
Bishop Wicke at Wesley Village will host an upcoming blood drive.

Upcoming blood drive in Shelton

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Wesley Village will host a community blood drive with the help of the American Red Cross Save-A-Life Bus on Thursday, April 24. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. at their Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center located at 584 Long Hill Ave., Shelton. To schedule an appointment, contact Tina Miller […] [Read More]
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St. Vincent’s offers massage for cancer patients

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  St. Vincent’s offers a massage therapy program is open to patients in active cancer treatment or for survivors who have finished treatment within the last six months.  Appointments can be made by calling 203-576-6158.  Limit six free visits. The program is by appointment only at the SWIM Integrative Survivorship Center located on the 3rd […] [Read More]
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CT Association of Agencies on Aging sponsors essay contest

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The CT Association of Area Agencies on Aging invites you to participate in the Fourth Annual Statewide Essay Contest.  The theme for this years essay contest is: “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow” The CT State Department on Aging will choose winners from each of the five regions in the state with one “Grand Champion” chosen from […] [Read More]
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State won’t extend health exchange deadline

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Though the federal government has announced that some people trying to sign up for health care through the site HealthCare.gov might be eligible for an extension, the state’s health care exchange is offering no such policy. The deadline to enroll in coverage during open enrollment, and be covered by May 1, is Monday, March 31.  […] [Read More]

New Haven least healthy county, Fairfield 2nd healthiest

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For the fourth year in a row, New Haven County was named the least healthy county in Connecticut, according to the annual County Health Rankings released Wednesday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Institute. Fairfield County was named the second healthiest in the state, behind only Tolland. The rankings […] [Read More]
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