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Resolve to improve dental health

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With 2014 right around the corner, the Connecticut State Dental Association has put out a statement encouraging people to improve their oral health in the new year.  “In 2014, we recommend pledging to improve your overall health through proper oral care. Many people don’t realize the strong connection between oral care and overall health,” said Dr. Mark Desrosiers, CSDA […] [Read More]
Categories: dental, General, health
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Sound Tigers visit Bridgeport Hospital patients

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Young patients at Bridgeport Hospital received a holiday visit Dec. 18 from members of the Bridgeport Soundtigers hockey team. From left in photo, players Matt Lowry, Sean Wiles and Scooter Vaughn present Sebastian Medina, 8, of Bridgeport, with a teddy bear donated by fans during the recent Teddy Bear Toss at the Arena at Harbor […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, General, health
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Health exchange enrollment picking up as deadline nears

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About 47,000 people have enrolled for health coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance exchange, according to exchange President and CEO Kevin Counihan. The exchanges are a way the uninsured can get coverage, under the sweeping health reform known as the Affordable Care Act. If state residents wish to be covered by Jan. […] [Read More]
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Report: 60 percent of 12th graders don’t view regular marijuana use as harmful

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A new study from the National Institutes of Health show that the percentage of high-schoolers who see regular marijuana use as risky has dropped dramatically over the past 10 years. In fact, the report shows, about 60 percent of 12th grades don’t view regular use of the drug as harmful. That’s according to this year’s […] [Read More]
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The Valley Health and Human Services Council honored Griffin Hospital’s Department of Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program with its Agency of the Year Award at the Council’s annual conference on Dec. 3 at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby.

Griffin Hospital programs win award

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The Valley Health and Human Services Council honored Griffin Hospital’s Department of Community Outreach and Valley Parish Nurse Program with its Agency of the Year Award at the Council’s annual conference on Dec. 3 at Grassy Hill Lodge in Derby. The Agency of the Year Award goes to a nonprofit whose staff and volunteers exemplify […] [Read More]
Categories: Derby, General, health
Neil Bussell, of Danbury, clears his driveway Sunday with a snowblower after up to 7 inches of snow and ice blanketed roads in Saturday's snow storm. Some hospitals say that injuries from snowblowers are the most common injuries they've seen during the recent rash of snow falls, include the one that hit the region Tuesday.

Snowblower injuries, falls a concern in winter weather

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Why can’t people learn to stop sticking their hands in their running snowblowers? That’s what Dr. Rock Ferrigno, chairman of Bridgeport Hospital’s emergency department has wondered during today’s snow storm — expected to drop several inches on the region by day’s end — and those that preceded it on Saturday and Tuesday. Ferrigno said over […] [Read More]
Wayne Levin, MD, (right), of Trumbull,  receives the 2013 St. Vincent’s Physician of the Year Award from St. Vincent’s Medical Center President Stuart Marcus, MD, at ceremonies held recently at the Waterview in Monroe.

Trumbull resident named St. Vincent’s physician of the year

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Internist Dr. Wayne Levin  received the St. Vincent de Paul Mission Award as St. Vincent’s 2013 Physician of the Year at Waterview in Monroe recently before a gathering of physicians, administrators and guests.  The award honors the attending physician who best demonstrates the qualities exemplified by St. Vincent de Paul, one who truly lives the […] [Read More]

I’d like your New Year’s resolutions — for real, this time!

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Guys, every year I have this grandiose plan of collecting your various New Year’s resolutions and shaping them into a cool, fun story about what changes people hope to make come Jan. 1. So I go on this space and I ask — OK, beg — you to tell me what your resolutions are. The […] [Read More]
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