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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Yale team uses cells to produce proteins that can cause cancer in mice

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Using a cell’s own internal machinery, Yale researchers have produced proteins not found in nature that can cause cancer in mice, they report Dec. 16 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study not only sheds light on the way cancers may form, but also illustrates a new and efficient method to […] [Read More]
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FDA taking closer look at antibacterial soap

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We’re in the midst of peak flu season and, no doubt, many people are taking precautions to protect themselves from flu and other contagious illnesses. Those measures likely include washing your hands with antibacterial soap. Because, after all, antibacterial soap reduces your risk of getting sick and spreading disease to others, right? Um, not so […] [Read More]
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Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, visits naturopathic physician Dr. Veronica Waks and patient care coordinate Pat Poniros at the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center.

Cindi Bigelow visits Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center

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Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, visited the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center in Fairfield, to discuss naturopathic medicine with Dr. Veronica Waks and to learn more about the Breast Care Center’s wellness programs.  Bigelow Tea supports the Norma F. Pfriem Breast Care Center’s wellness programs through the Bigelow Tea Community Challenge, […] [Read More]
Midwife Sarah Najamy celebrates the first anniversary of the Birthplace at St. Vincent's Medical Center

Birthplace at St. Vincent’s celebrates first anniversary

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The Birthplace at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport  marked its first anniversary last week with festivities for staff. The Birthplace, which offers women the opportunity to labor and deliver under the guidance of a midwife, features two private birth suites. The occasion also celebrated the 100 births that have taken place within The Birthplace […] [Read More]
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Bill Dwinells shovels snow on South Benson Road in Fairfield. on Tuesday as a morning storm came through the area.

Keeping warm in the deep freeze

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  With snow and chilly temps on the way this weekend, the state Department of Public Health offers these tips for staying warm: Dress in layers. This helps keep you insulated and lets you take off or add more layers of clothing as needed. Wear many layers of loose-fitting clothing and stay dry. Cover your […] [Read More]
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Health insurance talk at Griffin Hospital

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Griffin Hospital will host “Health Insurance — Get It and Get the Most Out of It” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 17, in the hospital’s Meditation and Learning Center, 130 Division St., Derby. Hosted by Certified Health Insurance Assister Margaret Sessa, RN, and Dr. Shyla Muriel, of Griffin Hospital Faculty Physicians, this free talk will […] [Read More]
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