Dr. Alon Ronen

St. Vincent’s hosts talk on cardiac death in the young

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St. Vincent’s Medical Center is hosting an informative lecture on “Sudden Cardiac Death in the Young.” This lecture will inform and empower parents to take action and prevent their child or teen from becoming a statistic. The event will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in St. Vincent’s Hawley Conference Center, […] [Read More]
A scene from “It Was Me” featuring Kristen Sewell, of Shelton. The video was one of three PSAs on safe driving produced by Valley teens that will will air on the Consumer Reports’ website during the high school prom season to teach teenagers about the dangers of drunk and distracted driving, especially driving while texting.

Safe driving PSAs by Valley teens to air on Consumer Reports site

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High school students from Shelton, Ansonia, Oxford and Derby helped write, direct and produce three public service announcements on safe teen driving that were selected to appear on the Consumer Reports’ website. The PSAs recently premiered at an event at Griffin Hospital as part of Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley and Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach […] [Read More]

Final tally: 208,301 state residents enroll in Access Health CT

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Access Health CT has completed its outreach to consumers unable to complete enrollment in the state health exchange by the open enrollment deadline of midnight on March 31, 2014.  As of Sunday, April 13 Access Health CT has enrolled 208,301 Connecticut residents in insure through its marketplace, 78,713 have enrolled in one of the private […] [Read More]
Categories: Access Health CT

AmeriCares Free Clinics among Hearst grant recipients

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AmeriCares Free Clinics is one of the many organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the Hearst Foundations. AmeriCares, based in Stamford, has free clinics in Bridgeport, Danbury and Norwalk. There is also a mobile clinic operating in Stamford. Four times a year, the Hearst Foundations make between 65 and 80 grants to deserving organizations across […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
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Appointments open for Griffin cancer screenings

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Griffin Hospital still has spots available for free oral, head and neck cancer screenings from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22. The event, held during the 17th annual Oral, Head, and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, will take place at the Center for Cancer Care at 350 Seymour Avenue in Derby. To register, call […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, oral cancer

‘Pucks for Prevention’ in Norwalk

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In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, the Human Services Council will host its first annual “Pucks for Prevention” Charity Hockey Game, at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, April 27,  at the  SoNo Ice House, 300 Wilson Ave., Norwalk. The Norwalk Police Department will face off on the ice against the Danbury Police and Fire Departments, to […] [Read More]
Relay for Life at Quinnipiac University's TD Bank Sports Center Apr. 11, 2014

Quinnipiac Relay for Life raises more than $80,000

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Quinnipiac University raised more than $80,000 during its Relay for Life event, a community fundraising walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society held April 11 and 12 at the TD Bank Sports Center on the York Hill Campus. The top three fundraising teams from Quinnipiac each collected more than $3,000. The first-place team, Fighters for Tomorrow, […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer

DeJesus Dental in Bridgeport offers free oral cancer screening

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In honor of April being oral cancer awareness month, Dejesus Dental Group, 4131 Main St., Bridgeport is offering a free oral cancer screening ($47 value) with Velscope Vx technology that allows dental professionals to see disease not visible with the naked eye. The exam only takes about two minutes, and the offer lasts until April […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, dental, oral cancer