Fitness director Cindy McGuire, right, leads an exercise class for people living with Parkinson's disease at The Watermark 3030 Park Avenue in Bridgeport, Conn.

Parkinson’s support group, exercise class in Bridgeport

On Thursday, May 14, The Watermark at 3030 Park will host its monthly Parkinson’s Support Group meeting with guest speaker, Dr. Hamid Sami. The support group is open to anyone caring for or living with Parkinson’s disease. The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the senior living community located at 3030 Park Ave. on […] [Read More]
Bariatric surgeons Saber Ghiassi, MD and Andrew Duffy, MD.

Bridgeport Hospital resumes offering weight-loss surgery

  After a nine-year absence, bariatric surgery is again being offered at Bridgeport Hospital, this time in cooperation with some of the state’s leading weight-loss surgeons from the Yale Bariatric and Minimally Invasive Surgery Program.   About one-third of adults in the United States are considered obese, according to the most recently available statistics from the Centers […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, weight loss

Danbury grief center adds two new support groups

The Healing Hearts Center for Grief & Loss in Danbury is starting two new grief support groups that will address the unique experiences of two age groups. One group is for younger adults between the ages of 18 and 26 who have experienced the death of someone close to them. The other is for children […] [Read More]
Categories: Danbury, General, health
The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is a survivor sponsor for this year’s Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley set for June 13-14 at the Riverwalk in Shelton. Pictured from right are Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley Survivorship Committee members Lori-Ann Wigglesworth and Shauna Quigley-Blaze, Christian Meagher, of Griffin Hospital, Relay for Life Event Co-chair Kristen Ostrowski and Relay For Life Community Manager Erin Dixon. Missing from photo are Survivorship Committee member Lisa Teemsma and Event Co-chair Jason Carlucci.

Griffin Hospital sponsors cancer walk, and local Relay for Life

In addition to supporting Lower Naugatuck Valley’s cancer survivors through its annual 5K Walk/Run, The Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of the 2015 Relay For Life of Naugatuck Valley set for June 13 and 14 at the Riverwalk in Shelton. Relay For Life is an overnight […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, Derby

Yale study: Many soldiers who experience trauma also report psychological benefits

More than half of soldiers who experience trauma also report strong psychological benefits, such as stronger intimate relationships, spiritual growth, and a greater appreciation of life because of their difficult experiences. However, this “post-traumatic growth” effect can fade over time and may elude soldiers who have experienced either too little or too much traumatic stress, […] [Read More]
Categories: mental health

Bridgeport Hospital nurse recognized for service

Karen Ospina, of Bridgeport Hospital’s cardiac catheterization lab, has received the hospital’s latest DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. She was nominated by colleague Bob McCauley, who wrote: “The cath lab emergency on-call team was called in on a Sunday to care for a patient being transferred in with a heart attack. Just as we began […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport

CDC study: Allowing more EMS to naloxene could reduce drug deaths

Allowing more basic emergency medical service staff to administer naloxone could reduce drug overdose deaths that involve opioids, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, “Disparity in Naloxone Administration by Emergency Medical Service Providers and the Burden of Drug Overdose in Rural Communities,” published in the American Journal of Public Health.   […] [Read More]
Categories: drug abuse

Bridgeport Hospital sponsors blood pressure screenings

Bridgeport Hospital will offer free blood pressure screenings at the following locations and times. For information, call (888) 357-2396. Fairfield Senior Center, 100 Mona Terrace, Monday, May 4, and Monday, May 18, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Stratford Baldwin Center, 1000 West Broad St., Monday, May 11, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. [Read More]