Get screened during ovarian, gynecologic cancer month

September is both National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month and women are encouraged to use this occasion to schedule a preventive health screening. According to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England about 22,000 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer each year in the U.S., and approximately 14,250 will die from the […] [Read More]
Categories: ovarian cancer

Yale research finds hope for those with bowel disease

Yale University researchers have identified a handful of bacterial culprits that may drive inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, using patients’ own intestinal immune responses as a guide. The findings were published Aug. 28 in the journal Cell. Trillions of bacteria exist within the human intestinal microbiota, which plays a critical […] [Read More]

Griffin hosts talk on reproductive health

Griffin Hospital is starting a free series of talks about female reproductive health on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6 p.m. at the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St., Derby. OB-GYN Dr. Christopher Bauer will host the first presentation of “Beyond the Birds and Bees” with a discussion about birth control. Dr. Bauer will […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby
Among the groups lending their support to the Walk To Ed Alzheimer's, held May 4, 2013 at Harrybrooke Park in New Milford was Team Associated Neurologists. Team members were , from left to right, Brandon Naughton, with the shy Henry Naughton, of Carmel, N.Y.; Dr. Lori Wagner of Carmel, N.Y.; Katie Gallagher of Danbury; Maureen Garry of Danbury; Marcia Christiano of Newtown; and Janet Mauro of Bethel.

Courtesy of the Alzheimer's Association

Northbridge hosts fundraiser for Alzheimer’s walk

The Northbridge Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support group, Bridgeport, will be holding a dance to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The dance takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5 at the Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Stratford. Everything has been donated. The Signature Band will be playing great […] [Read More]
Categories: Alzheimer's, Bridgeport

St. Vincent’s wins heart award

St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport has received the Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation. Get With The Guidelines is the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s hospital-based quality improvement program that provides hospitals with the latest research-based guidelines. The awards recognize hospitals […] [Read More]

Yale examines high cost of hot flashes

The steep decline in the use of hormone therapy has spawned a prevalent but preventable side effect: Millions of women suffering in silence with hot flashes, according to a study by a Yale School of Medicine researcher and colleagues. In the study published in the Aug. 27 online issue of the journal Menopause, the team […] [Read More]

Homer Simpson takes the ice bucket challenge!

Perhaps you saw my health story from last weekend on the ALS ice bucket challenge, and whether these chilly challenges could possibly overshadow the illnesses they purport to raise awareness of. As a journalist, I want to remain neutral on the topic, but I think now that non-humans have started engaging in the process — […] [Read More]
Categories: ALS

Opitmus in Bridgeport to get $250,000 in federal grants

 Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell has announced $500,000 in Affordable Care Act funding to two health centers — Optimus Health Care in Bridgeport and Cornell Scott-Hill Health Corporation in New Haven. Each center will get $250,000. The money will support patient-centered medical homes through new construction and facility renovations.  Nationally, over $35 […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General